Friday, February 12, 2010

Mortgage Financing Programs

I am going to cover different loan programs that are being offered as of now over the next few days. With new RESPA rules loan programs have been changing along with how they are offered.

I first will discuss FHA loans as they are known as of today. This is becoming the most popular loan out there today in the York, PA area. The most important factor is the amount of money down that is required by HUD. As a buyer you will need to have at least 3.5% down of your own in the transaction. The Seller can contribute up to 6% of the sale price towards the Buyers closing costs as of today. That will be changing shortly to 3% in april. You can see why it is one of the most popular loans in the market. You can get into a $200,000 house for as little as $7,000! With the rates hovering around 5% +/- and the tax credit of between $6,500 for a current married homeowner or $8,000 for a first time homeowner (not owned a home in the last 3 years) you can practically get in for no money down. Keep in mind there is an up front mortgage insurance premium that you can add either to the mortgage amount or pay it at time of settlement. There is also a monthly fee that is added to your mortgage payment.

For more information call us at The Pilgrim Team. 717-757-5955