We are pleased to announce that we have lowered our minimum credit score standard on all FHA loan products. There are countless reasons why an FHA loan might be right for you, but here at Bank of England Mortgage, we believe that these four features are what really sets FHA loans apart.
FHA loans are not score driven. Instead, they are written in a way that provides the borrower the benefit of the doubt that there had been, at some point in their past, circumstances beyond their control, and as long as the borrower has recovered from those circumstances in a reasonable manner, they're generally going to be credit-eligible for an FHA loan.
A distinct advantage of an FHA insured loan, as compared to a conforming loan, is great interest rates and lower monthly mortgage insurance (MI). Depending on the program, standard FHA loan interest rates are usually better than a conforming 30-Year Fixed loan.
FHA guidelines give you the option of doing hybrid Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM), including a 3/1 ARM and a one year ARM that has the lowest adjustment caps of any ARM in the industry.
While FHA Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and 1-4 family residences, in which the borrower intends to occupy one part of the multi-unit residence.
One of the most important advantages of an FHA loan is the ability for the loan to be assumed. This gives the buyer a significant advantage in a high interest rate market. FHA loans are eligible for streamlined refinance, a program HUD offers that allows the borrower to easily refinance the loan to reduce their interest rate and lower their monthly payment.
FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration. A Federal Housing Administration loan provides low-cost insured home mortgage loans that suit a variety of purchasing options. Whether you're buying a home or want to refinance your mortgage, FHA loans might be right for you. If you're unsure about your credit rating, or have concerns about a down payment, our FHA loans can give you peace of mind with super low closing costs and flexible payment options.
To be eligible for Federal Housing Administration loans, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income. Your credit background will be fairly considered. You must be able to make a down payment, cover closing costs and have enough income to pay your monthly debt.
Interest rates on all home mortgage loans vary according to the economic climate of the country. FHA home loans offer better than standard rates and lower monthly mortgage insurance premiums. Depending on the program, standard FHA home loan interest rates are usually better than a conforming 30-year fixed loan.
Yes! Simple home improvements can be financed with a Federal Housing Administration loan from Bank of England Mortgage. Roof repair, disability accessibility improvements, flooring refurbishment, or the purchase of new appliances are just a few eligible improvements you could make with FHA loans.
Yes & yes! One of the greatest advantages of our FHA mortgage loans is the ability for the loan to be assumed. This allows the buyer a significant advantage in a high-interest rate market, and affords you an excellent sales advantage over your competition. FHA mortgage loans are also eligible for streamlined refinancing, offering you a lower than standard interest rate, which can lower your monthly payment. Streamlined FHA mortgage loans are an excellent selling feature when you're ready to move up or move on.
At Bank of England Mortgage, the Section 203(k) program enables homebuyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase (or refinancing) of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage or to finance the rehabilitation of their existing home.
For less extensive repairs/improvements, a Limited 203K is available.
The types of improvements that borrowers may make using Section 203(k) financing include:
• structural alterations and reconstruction
• modernization and improvements to the home's function
• elimination of health and safety hazards
• changes that improve appearance and eliminate obsolescence
• reconditioning or replacing plumbing; installing a well and/or septic system
• adding or replacing roofing, gutters, and downspouts
• adding or replacing floors and/or floor treatments
• major landscape work and site improvements
• enhancing accessibility for a disabled person
• making energy conservation improvements