Loan & Program Comparison

Type of Loan Flexible
Qualification
Guidelines
Assumable Loans Rate
Stability
Low Down
Payment
FHA Loan
  • Down Payments from 3.5%
  • Streamline Refinance*
check check check check
VA Loan**
  • For Eligible Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
  • No Down Payment Required
  • No Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premiums 
  • Streamline Refinance*
check check check check
Conventional Conforming Fixed Rate Mortgage
  • No Mortgage Insurance Required with Down Payments greater than 20%
    check  
Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)***
  • Initial Fixed Rate Period 
  • Lower Starting Interest Rate
  • Potentially Higher Payments
       
Non-Conforming Loans
  • Loan Amount Above the standard Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac Loan Limits
  • Non-traditional Lending Guidelines
    check  
* Refinance or for Home Improvements. May not need new appraisal.
** Qualification based on MIlitary Service, certain conditions may apply.
*** ARM - Interest rate and payments may move up or down, possibly with caps, after a fixed term of 1,3,5,7 or 10 years.