Understanding what a conforming mortgage loan is. Let us start in layman’s terms, for the state of Florida–and most states–it is a mortgage loan less than $424,100. It meets all the standard criteria for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The criteria is set by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) who regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
So what does that mean to you the consumer? Well, when you go to a bank or lender and ask to borrow money to purchase or refinance your home, the bank or lender will look to see if you can meet the criteria for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
Since the banks and lenders may only have so much money to lend, they look for someone to purchase that mortgage loan from them. However, they may keep the servicing of that mortgage loan, if you do not meet the criteria and the Bank or Lender gives you the loan. The bank or lender may have to keep that loan in house, leaving them with a greater risk and having less funds to lend to others. Most banks and lenders, when faced with a borrower that cannot meet the criteria for conforming, may deny a borrower for the mortgage loan.
The Team at Solutions First, want to do our best to make sure you can meet this criteria, before you go paying over $1,000 for appraisals, surveys, pest inspections, and home inspections, only to be denied shortly after.
Conforming Mortgage Loans Available in Florida
Please take the time to go through our education center to learn about how to avoid the traps of banks. You should always know the status of your credit and other conditions for loan approval, before paying in advance of surveys or appraisal–once paid it’s near impossible to get a refund. Talk to us before you sign an agreement with a title company or a closing attorney. Generally, in these agreements, you are agreeing to pay for items they will order on your behalf. Many times, a survey is ordered prematurely.
The Solutions First Team will look at your total financial profile and give you the best options for you to choose from. Any type of mortgage loan should be your choice not what someone else is trying to promote.
If you have any questions or would like further assistance please contact us directly and we will try our very best to help wherever possible.
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