FHA financing Facts

FHA is one of the most popular financing options today for all buyers of primary residences,  not only first time buyers!

Some facts about FHA financing-

FHA has maximum loan limits by county.

For Ohio they are:

Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Medina counties =$298750

Erie, Huron, Ottawa & Sandusky counties=$271050

Summit & Portage counties=$330000

Stark county=$277500

So in cuyahoga, lorain, medina & geauga counties that means roughly a maximum sale price of $304000 with the minimum 3.5% downpayment.

FHA requires 3.5% downpayment & it is the only loan program that allows the ENTIRE downpayment to be a gift. The seller may contribute up to 6% of the sale price to pay the buyers closing costs, points & prepaids.

FHA loans have an Upfront mortgage insurance premium that is financed & a monthly mortgage insurance premium. The Upfront mortgage insurance premium is currently 1.75% of the base loan amount (sale price minus downpayment), but with beginning with all case numbers ordered on or after April 5, 2010 the upfront mortgage insurance premium is being raised to 2.25% of the base loan amount which will raise the buyers loan amount & make the buyers house payment slightly higher.

FHA is the only program that allows a credit score as low as 620.

FHA rates are currently around 5% with no origination points.  There may be points charged due to loan amounts or buyers credit score.

For an application or preapproval or more information please contact me at lschneider@fpfc.net, www.firstplacebank.com/lizschneider or 440.452.3894.

You can also get more information at my FREE Homebuyers seminar on FEb 25, 2010 at 5201 Waterford Dr, Sheffield Village, OH 44035 from 6:30-8pm. Door prizes, refreshments & closing costs discounts for all that attend.

Seating is limited so reserve your seat today by calling 440.452.3894


About lizschneider66

Mortgage consultant with over 19 years experience. First time buyers, move up buyers, construction, FHA/VA, Jumbo loans, investment property purchases, & refinances- I will find the solution to financing the American dream of homeownership! Subscribe to my blog and never miss any mortgage industry news. I am Vice President of the North Coast Building Industry Association, Lorain County Association of Realtors, Working Women Connection and Womens Council of Realtors.
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2 Responses to FHA financing Facts

  1. chris olsen says:

    Good information Liz. I have a buyer right now using FHA and I can see why it’s rapidly gaining market share.

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