203K FHA MORTGAGES
VA MORTGAGES UTAH HOUSING
OFFICER, TEACHER, FIREFIGHTER NEXT DOOR
USDA RURAL HOUSING
FANNIE MAE HOME AFFORDABLE REFINANCE
HOME PATH REFINANCE
This program is a fully amortizing offers 40, 30, 25, 20, 15 or 10-year fixed rate mortgage and competitive ARM products with full documentation of income and assets. An interest only option is available for 10 years on a 30-year term. Cash out and no-cash out refinance are allowable. Maximum loan amount is $417,000.00 in Utah for Single Family Detached, Condos, PUD’s (Planned Urban Development) and Single-Family second homes with no prepayment penalty. Conventional loans require a minimum 5% down payment.
Backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this mortgage offers Utah borrowers the ability to put as little as 3.5% down payment and they can even finance allowable closing costs. The seller can contribute up to 6% of the purchase price towards the buyer’s closing costs. FHA loans are available in most of Utah for up to $729,750.00. Streamline and no-cash-out refinances are available up to 97% of the appraised value of the home and cash-out refinances are allowed up to 85% of the appraised value.
The FHA Section 203(k) insurance program enables Utah borrowers to finance the purchase or refinance of a home and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage. A maximum of $35,000 of repair costs to be added to the loan. Improvements can be for a new kitchen, new bathroom, to add a garage or to structurally improve the property. They can not be used to add amenities such as hot tubs or swimming pools.
Backed by the Veterans Administration and the federal government it is similar to FHA except that you have to be a qualified Veteran or active duty military person. VA loans are available up to 100% of the purchase price of a home in Utah and are fully amortizing 30 or 15 year fixed rate, or 5/1 or 3/1 Treasury ARM’s.
Utah Housing loans allow a borrower to buy a home with little or no down payment through a FHA or VA loan first mortgage and a Utah Housing second mortgage for the down payment and any closings costs the borrower must pay up to 104% of the purchase price. Utah housing loans are available in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Orem, Provo and throughout Utah, with some areas being “targeted” and having higher income limits.
HomePath Mortgage allows a borrower to purchase a Fannie Mae-owned property with a low down payment, no lender-requested appraisal and no mortgage insurance. Benefits of buying a HomePath Home are:
- Low down payment of just 3% that can be from your own savings; a gift from a relative or employer; or a grant or loan from a non-profit organization, state or local government.
- No lender-requested appraisal.
- No mortgage insurance.
- Expanded seller contributions for closing costs allowed: up to 6% for primary residences and second homes and 2% for investment properties.
- Available for primary residences, second homes, condos and investment properties.
To find a HomePath eligible property in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Layton or throughout Utah, visit the HomePath website.
Jumbo and High Balance loans offer 30 and 15 year term, fixed rate mortgages and competitive ARM products with full document of income and assets up to $729,750.00 or 115% of the area median home price. Cash out and No cash out refinances are allowable. Single family detached, Condos, PUD’s and single-family second homes can be financed with no prepayment penalty.
HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door initiative is designed to encourage renewal of revitalization areas throughout Utah by providing law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and teachers an opportunity to purchase homes in these select communities. HUD provides a substantial incentive in the form of a fifty percent (50%) discount off the list price of eligible properties and a minimum down payment of just $100. In exchange HUD requires that the buyer live in the home for at least three (3) years as their sole residence. Borrower may include closing and financing costs in the mortgage amount. Good Neighbor Next Door homes are available in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Orem, Provo and throughout Utah
For more information on this program visit HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door Program website
Good Neighbor Next Door homes available in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Orem, Provo and throughout Utah can be found at the HUD Home Store.
FHA has offered special sales incentives for HUD homes in Utah. These incentives are available to owner occupant home buyers when they purchase a HUD property at the full asking price and using FHA financing and a down payment as little as $100.00. HUD also pays up to 3% of the list price for closing costs. A HUD home is a single family home, duplex, triplex or fourplex that is owned by HUD after a foreclosure on an FHA-insured mortgage.
HUD foreclosed homes available in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, Orem, Provo and throughout Utah can be found at the HUD Home Store.
The Rural Housing Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), offers loan programs that give qualified borrowers who wish to live in rural areas of Utah the ability to finance up to 100% with little or no down payment and favorable rates and terms. Applicants for USDA Rural Housing loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. The programs also make funding available to individuals to finance vital improvements necessary to make their homes decent, safe and sanitary. Homes in all counties of Utah except for Salt Lake and Davis and some areas of Utah County, Washington, Weber and Cache qualify for USDA Rural Housing financing.
Making Home Affordable Program, or HARP, is also known as a Fannie Mae Refi-Plus. This program allows for Utah properties with Fannie Mae purchased loans to rate-and-term refinance without mortgage insurance (if there was no mortgage insurance on the original loan) up to 125% of the property’s appraised value. Existing second mortgages can not be refinanced into the Home Affordable Refinance and must subordinate to the new first mortgage. The expectation is that refinancing a Fannie Mae loan will put responsible borrowers in a better position by reducing their monthly principal and interest payments or moving them from a more risky loan structure (such as interest-only or short-term ARM) to a more stable loan product.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about these and other loan programs.