Conventional loans... Very common, usually sold
to a secondary market by the originator. This does not directly effect buyers
as we all have to write a monthly mortgage to someone. Most require at least
5% down and private mortgage insurance premiums.
FHA loans. Maximum loan limit in Danville is
$81,400... Down Payments start at 3% and increase to about 5%... FHA has
rehab loans available for owner occupants and investors, lower down payment
plans for vets... lots of FHA loans in this area!
VA loans... available to eligible veterans and
on limited basis to the veterans unmarried surviving spouse. VA loans
offer no down payment financing and seller can pay all closing costs... so
a vet can buy a home with $0! Downside is Funding Fee which can be included
in loan... generally best way for a vet to buy a home. Can reuse eligibility,
loans are assumable. VA loan
*** First-time buyers-- or if you
have not owned a home in the past 3 years...
VHDA loans... Available in Virginia...
feature a reduced interest rate for first time home buyers or
buyers who have not owned a home in the last three years. Excellent credit
required...there are maximum income limits to qualify... if you can get one,
it's a good program!
"Best Buy"...combination FHA and
VHDA... For the above groups with squeaky-clean credit...offers reduced interest
rate, no $$ down and financing of closing costs! With this program
buyers can get into a $80,000 home for about $1200 total!