FHA Loan

What is an FHA Loan?

When you’re ready to start preparing for your first home purchase, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan with Central Bank is a great option. A FHA Loan is a type of mortgage loan that is backed by the government. They require a lower credit score and are popular among first-time homebuyers who are seeking to buy a home with a minimal down payment. An FHA Loan term varies from 15 to 30 years and can be more flexible than conventional loans.

Learn more about an FHA loan below, or contact your nearest Central Bank branch to talk to a mortgage officer near you.

FHA Loan Requirements

FHA loans have clear benefits, but they also have more requirements than conventional loans. To qualify for an FHA loan, your home must:

  • Be your primary residence
  • Be occupied within the first 60 days of closing.
  • Be appraised and inspected to ensure it meets the property standards.

Additionally, you must meet other requirements, including:

  • A credit score of at least 500
  • Proof of employment
  • A debt-to-income ratio under 43%
  • Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) on the home

Not sure if you qualify? We’re happy to help. Just contact us today.

FHA Loan Benefits

When you qualify for an FHA Loan, you’ll enjoy the many benefits that come along with it including:

  • A low down payment
  • Flexible loan terms – choose anywhere from 15 to 30 years for the life of the loan
  • Competitive rates with Central Bank
  • Pay down your principle at any time with no penalties
  • Available with both fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages
  • Both fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages available

Get Prequalified for Your FHA Loan with Central Bank Today!

Buying your first home is a big decision. When you’re seeking reliable and trustworthy financial advice, our bank professionals at Central Bank are here for you. Whether you need education on understanding rates and fees or need help deciding which FHA Loan is best for you, we’ve got the answers you need. Make an appointment with a bank professional near you or call us for more information today!