Conventional Home Loansare mortgages that fall below the "conforming" loan limits, currently at $417,000 in most counties. At First Mortgage Corp, we have Conventional Home Loans designed to help with purchasing a home or refinancing your current mortgage, all at great Low Rates.
Many counties in Colorado allow for Conventional Home Loans above this limit. In these counties, if you borrow more than $417,000, but less than the county limit, the loan is classified as a "high balance" conforming loan, and will carry a slightly higher rate.
In order to qualify for the best rates on Conventional Home Loans, you must have excellent credit and at least 20% down payment or equity. If your credit is mediocre, you may still qualify, but your rate will likely be higher.
Loan-to-value ratio is also a factor. With less than 20% down payment, you will be subject to mortgage insurance on your new Conventional Home Loan. Mortgage insurance is a policy required by the lender that would insure them in case you go into default. Mortgage insurance will add to your payment and the amount is dependent upon your percentage of equity in the home.
If you are refinancing and have less than 20% equity or even negative equity, you may qualify for the Making Home Affordable Refinance program which is a government stimulus
Conventional Home Loan program. Your mortgage must be owned currently by fannie mae or freddie mac in order to qualify for this program.
However, purchasing a requires a minimum 5% down payment, and with a lower credit score, a larger down payment may be required.
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