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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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    Realtors are knowledgeable in many phases of the home buying and home selling process and can be a valuable resource to you.

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So many financial decisions are involved when purchasing or refinancing a home. Should you buy or rent? Will refinancing save you money? How much would your monthly payments be? Our calculators are designed to answer these questions and more.

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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 yearNoNo
ECU 100 Mortgage100.00%15/20/30 yearNoNo
ECU Purchase Plus105.00%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%.