Low Down Payment Mortgages

FHA loans are government-backed loans by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA financing has more flexible credit criteria than a conventional mortgage loan and at 3.5%, an FHA down payment is lower than conventional loan requirements. 

Find out if you qualify for an FHA loan by working with a First Bank and Trust Mortgage Lender. Our branches are conveniently located throughout Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee so we can provide excellent customer service to homebuyers in our community.

FHA Loans, backed by the Federal Housing Administration, provide a viable path to homeownership for many individuals. Understanding the eligibility criteria is crucial, and our Mortgage Lenders are here to guide you through the process.

FHA Eligibility Criteria

  • Favorable Credit Criteria: FHA financing offers more flexibility in credit requirements compared to conventional mortgages, making it accessible to a broader range of homebuyers.
  • Down Payment Requirement: With an FHA Loan, you can benefit from a lower down payment of 3.5%, making homeownership more achievable.

Contact our Mortgage Lenders to determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for an FHA Loan and explore the possibilities of securing this government-backed financing.

FHA Loan rates play a crucial role in determining the affordability of your mortgage. At First Bank and Trust Company, we offer competitive rates on FHA Loans, ensuring that you have access to favorable terms.

Key Features of FHA Loan Rates

  • Competitive Interest Rates: Benefit from competitive interest rates that align with your budget and financial goals.
  • Rate Lock Options: Our Mortgage Lenders provide rate lock options, giving you peace of mind and stability in your mortgage planning.
  • Transparent Rate Information: We believe in transparency, and our Mortgage Lenders will provide clear information on FHA Loan rates, helping you make informed decisions.

Qualifying for an FHA Loan involves meeting specific criteria designed to make homeownership accessible to a broader audience. Our Mortgage Lenders are ready to assist you in navigating the qualification process.

FHA Qualification Criteria

  1. Credit Flexibility: FHA Loans are known for their flexibility in credit criteria, making them an option for individuals with varying credit profiles.
  2. Stable Income: Demonstrating a stable and sufficient income is essential for FHA Loan qualification.
  3. Down Payment Capability: While the down payment requirement is lower at 3.5%, having the capability to make this initial payment is a key factor.
  4. Debt-to-Income Ratio: Evaluating your debt-to-income ratio helps determine your ability to manage FHA Loan payments along with other financial obligations.

Understanding the repayment structure of FHA Loans is crucial for successful homeownership. Here's a brief overview of the repayment process:

FHA Repayment Structure

  • Amortizing Loans: FHA Loans typically follow an amortizing structure, with a fixed-rate option providing stability in monthly payments.
  • Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP): FHA Loans require Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP), which may be paid monthly or upfront. Our Mortgage Lenders will explain the MIP structure and how it affects your loan.

FHA Loans offer a range of benefits that make homeownership more accessible and affordable. Explore the advantages of choosing an FHA Loan for your home purchase.

FHA Key Benefits

  • Lower Down Payment: The 3.5% down payment requirement makes FHA Loans a viable option for those with limited upfront funds.
  • Credit Flexibility: FHA Loans are known for their more lenient credit criteria, opening doors for individuals with diverse credit histories.

Contact our Mortgage Lenders to explore how FHA Loans can benefit you and to determine if this government-backed financing option is the right fit for your homeownership journey.

Adjust Your Loan to Fit Your Needs

FHA Mortgage Refinance

Need to make changes to your existing mortgage? If you have a current FHA loan, a FHA streamline refinance can help you lower your payments and interest rate. However, a FHA cash-out is available for eligible applicants even if they currently have a conventional mortgage.

There are certain requirements that must be met for any FHA mortgage refinance. Consult with a First Bank and Trust Company mortgage expert to determine next steps for refinancing.

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Buy or Refinance a Home That Needs Rehab

The FHA 203(k) Loan for Renovations

Fund the purchase of your home and any needed repairs with a single FHA mortgage. The FHA 203(k) loan is government-insured and allows up to $35,000 financing for home improvements.

Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements by working with First Bank and Trust Company. We have extensive experience providing mortgage servicing as an FHA 203(k) lender.

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