FHA loans are categorized by how the Federal government insures the loan.
From Hud website:
203(b) Mortgage Insurance
What is the purpose of this program?
To provide mortgage insurance for a person to purchase or refinance a principal residence. The mortgage loan is funded by a lending institution, such as a mortgage company, bank, savings and loan association and the mortgage is insured by HUD.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- The borrower must meet standard FHA credit qualifications.
- The borrower is eligible for approximately 96.5% financing. The borrower is able to finance the upfront mortgage insurance premium into the mortgage. The borrower will also be responsible for paying an annual premium.
- Eligible properties are one-to-four unit structures.
- To learn more about the mortgage limits in your area, go here.
For More Information
Contact FHA approved lenders in your area. Names of lending institutions can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under the heading of “Mortgages.” or you can search for an FHA lender on HUD’s website.
Visit the FHA Resource Center for more information on all FHA programs.
See our mortgage calculator for estimating your loan cost.