Six Types of Mortgage Loans

In today’s ZABE Smart Mortgage Podcast episode, Fidel Dorado breaks down the 6 Types of Mortgage Loans available and which one may be the best one for your situation.


Here’s a short rundown but be sure to listen or watch the podcast for an in-depth breakdown of each loan from Fidel.


FHA Loans are more lenient towards people with lower credit score requirements while still keeping a low-down payment, typically a 3.5% down payment. This type of mortgage is especially useful for first-time homebuyers. However, you do have higher total mortgage insurance costs. 


Conventional Loan Programs are a good option if you have more established credit, or you might have budgeted more of a down payment. A conventional loan program is geared for you because it will help you save in the long run. 


VA Loans are hands down the best loan program out there for qualified veterans. VA loans offer no down payment, mortgage insurance, and prepayment penalties. Plus better terms and interest.


USDA Loans are for specific areas within our community, typically the outskirts of city limits or rural areas. USDA loans may benefit some buyers, but they are very strict regarding guidelines and credit scores. They do have income limits with family household size, but they allow for 100% financing of the appraised value. And using a USDA Approved lender usually means lower closing costs.


Jumbo Loans are great for home buyers looking to purchase a higher-priced home. For example, in San Francisco, the Bay Area, Southern California, Sacramento, etc. Jumbo loans are for homes over 850,000 and up to 1 million or more. If you can manage larger monthly payments, then a Jumbo loan may be for you.


Down Payment Assistant Programs help bridge that gap if you need extra money to cover part of the down payment or the closing cost. There are numerous options available for homebuyers that ZABE Mortgage Group can connect you to valuable financial resources in California.


In conclusion, there are pros and cons with each of these programs, and we want you to be smart about your mortgage loan options. If you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to refinance your home, visit and start the mortgage loan process or give us a call at (559) 664-1930.


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