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Fixed Rate Mortgages (FRM)
The most common type of loan option, the traditional fixed-rate mortgage includes monthly principal and interest payments which never change during the loan’s lifetime.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)
Adjustable-rate mortgages include interest payments which shift during the loan’s term, depending on current market conditions. Typically, these loans carry a fixed-interest rate for a set period of time before adjusting.
HARP 2.0 is a refinance option for homeowners that are "underwater," meaning they owe more on their home than their home is worth.
FHA home loans are mortgages which are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), allowing borrowers to get low mortgage rates with a minimal down payment.
The FHA streamline refinance program helps current FHA homeowners lower their interest rate and monthly payment — it’s a fast and cost-effective way to refinance with lenient documentation requirements and credit standards.
To further entice FHA mortgage holders, the FHA also offers upfront mortgage insurance premium (upfront MIP) refunds. This refund allows a portion of the premium paid when the original FHA loan closed to be applied to the upfront MIP of the new FHA streamline refinance loan.
Mobile homes, also known as manufactured homes, represent more than one out of ten new homes built and provide an affordable alternative for home ownership. Less expensive than both new and existing single family homes, manufactured housing has been an alternative to more expensive “stick-built” housing for decades.
Perhaps the most widely-available form of financing for mobile homes is offered through the Federal Housing Administration, or FHA.