Mortgage Loans
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Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors
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Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors
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Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors
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Courtyard by Marriott Longview North
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384 Roy Martin Rd
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Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors
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265 Jones St.
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The Crown Center at Food City
1205 N Eastman Road
Kingsport, TN 37660","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Social Security, Medicare, and Your Retirement","startDate":"October 15 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/virginia/social-security,-medicare,-and-your-retirement-(1)","summary":"October 15, 2019 — 6PM
The Euclid Center at Food City
1320 Euclid Avenue
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Courtyard by Marriott Longview North
1125 E Hawkins Pkwy
Longview, TX 75605","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Social Security, Medicare, and Your Retirement","startDate":"October 22 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/tennessee/social-security,-medicare,-and-your-retirement-(2)","summary":"October 22, 2019 — 6PM
The Depot at Food City
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Johnson City, TN 37604","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Social Security, Medicare, and Your Retirement","startDate":"October 22 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/texas/social-security,-medicare,-and-your-retirement-(1)","summary":"October 22, 2019 — 6PM
Hampton Inn
3044 N Eastman Road
Longview, TX 75605","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Shred Day - Kingsport, TN","startDate":"October 26 at 8:00am ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/tennessee/shred-day-kingsport,-tn","summary":"October 26, 2019 – 8AM-12PM or until trucks reach maximum capacityMeadowview Branch
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The Crown Center at Food City
1205 N Eastman Road
Kingsport, TN 37660","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Home Selling Seminar","startDate":"November 12 at 12:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/texas/home-selling-seminar-(1)","summary":"November 12, 2019 — 6PM.
Courtyard by Marriott Longview North
1125 E Hawkins Pkwy
Longview, TX 75605","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Health Care: Plan for its Cost in Retirement","startDate":"November 12 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/virginia/health-care-plan-for-its-cost-in-retirement","summary":"November 12, 2019 — 6PM
The Euclid Center at Food City
1320 Euclid Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Health Care: Plan for its Cost in Retirement","startDate":"November 14 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/texas/health-care-plan-for-its-cost-in-retirement","summary":"November 14, 2019 — 6PM
Hampton Inn
3044 N Eastman Road
Longview, TX 75605","lat":"","lng":""},{"heading":"Health Care: Plan for its Cost in Retirement","startDate":"November 19 at 6:00pm ET","url":"/resources/seminars-events/tennessee/health-care-plan-for-its-cost-in-retirement-(1)","summary":"November 19, 2019 — 6PM
The Depot at Food City
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Features

Owning a home is the American dream, but sometimes coming up with the down payment can be overwhelming. ECU offers Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans with lower down payment options for those who cannot afford a conventional down payment. Please contact us at 578.7398 or 800.999.2328 to apply for a FHA mortgage loan.

 

  • Finance 96.5% of the purchase price
  • Seller can contribute up to 6% toward closing costs
  • Gifts allowed for closing costs
  • No prepayment penalty

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FHA Loans (Fixed Terms Only) Rates

Loan TermRateAPRPoints
15 year FHA Loan 3.500%3.981%0.000%
30 year FHA Loan4.000%4.274%0.000%

Rates accurate as of July 9, 2019 and are subject to change.

All rates are subject to change without notice and will be based on your credit history, down payment amount, property type, loan purpose, etc. Rates are based on a purchase transaction with a 3.5% down payment. APR is based on $100,000 loan amount for a 96.5% LTV purchase and reflects any pre-paid finance charge.

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Which loan is right for you? See the chart below for unique features of each. If you need help, please contact us or give us a call at 800.999.2328.

Loan TermMaximum Loan To ValueTermMortgage InsurancePrepayment Penalty
Fixed & Adjustable Rate Mortgages97.00%15/20/30 yearYesNo
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)96.50%15/30 yearYesNo
Veterans Administration (VA)100.00%15/30 yearYesNo
USDA100.00%30 yearYesNo
First Time Home Buyers Program105.00%30 yearYesNo
ECU 100 Mortgage100.00%15/20/30 yearNoNo
ECU Purchase Plus100.00%15/30 yearNoNo

FAQs

  • What is a FHA Loan?

    An FHA loan is a mortgage that’s insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  They allow down payments of 3.5% for credit scores of 640+.  However, borrowers must pay mortgage insurance premiums, which protect the lender if a borrower defaults.

  • What type of mortgage insurance is required with a FHA loan?

    Because an FHA loan does not have the strict standards of a conventional loan, it requires two kinds of mortgage insurance premiums:  one, the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP), is paid in full upfront or it can be financed into the mortgage and the other, an Annual MIP, is a monthly payment.

  • What are the loan limits on a FHA loan?

    The Federal Housing Authority sets maximum mortgage limits for FHA loans that vary by state and county. Please visit www.hud.gov for limits in your area.

  • What are the FHA loan requirements?

    The credit score and down payment amounts are just two of the requirements of FHA loans.  For more information on FHA loan requirements, please visit www.hud.gov.

  • What are the benefits of an FHA loan?

    Typically an FHA loan is one of the easiest types of mortgage loans to qualify for because it requires a low down payment and you can have less-than-perfect credit.  For FHA loans, a down payment of 3.5% is required for maximum financing. Borrowers must have a minimum FICO score of 640 to qualify. However, having a credit score that’s lower than 640 doesn’t necessarily exclude you from eligibility. You just need to have a minimum down payment of 10%.