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First Time Home Buyer Loan Program in Houston with low down payments and interest rates

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First Time Home Buyer Loan Program in Houston with low cash to close requirements, low credit scores starting at 500 scores and debt ratios over 50% make them the program of choice for first time home buyers. We offer low low rates. Apply Online.

 

Are you in the market to purchase a home in Texas? Is this your first time buying a home? If you answered yes to both questions, Clear Lending offers mortgage loan programs from the Federal Housing Administration, also known as FHA Mortgage Loan Programs, specially designed for first time home buyers.

The First Time Home Buyer Loan Programs are in Houston amongst the most popular mortgage loan products because of its affordable down payment, by far its less stringent lending standards as in the case of VA Loans and above all because of its lowest minimum credit score requirements. The Federal Housing Administration, a government agency within the US Department of Housing and Urban Development insures FHA mortgage loans. Borrowers who purchase their homes with FHA loans will need to pay mortgage insurance to protect the mortgage lender from loss in case borrowers' loan default. Thanks to this insurance, FHA mortgage lenders for low credit scores in Houston provide mortgage home loans still for lousy credit scores at desirable interest rates, with more flexible qualification requirements and thus making it easier access to homeownership.

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Why do borrowers buying a home prefer First Time Home Buyer Loan Programs in Houston over Conventional Loan Programs? Because borrowers purchasing a home with Clear Lending FHA loan programs will always have higher chances to close a mortgage loan with the best interest rates in Houston.

FHA mortgage home loans for low credit scores:

1. Less than perfect credit:
FICO scores or Fair Isaac Corporation credit score rating system ranges from 300 to 850, and the higher is the score, the better. FHA mortgage loans offered at Clear Lending allow a borrower to buy a home with low credit scores. Anyone with a credit score of 580 or higher will be able to get a mortgage with only a 3.5 percent down payment. Also, those borrowers with credit scores between 500 and 579 will need to make down payments of at least 10 percent.

People with credit scores under 500 are generally ineligible for FHA loans. Notwithstanding borrowers without a credit history, FHA will make specific allowances for applicants who can provide twelve-month worth of alternative credit history from three different accounts, also known as "nontraditional credit history." The Federal Housing Administration allows mortgage credit after analyzing whether alternative credit payment histories reveal applicants' ability and intent to repay loans. Ask us if you qualify. Clear Lending offers FHA loans for bad credit in Houston as well.

2. Sources of Down Payment:
Applicants buying a home with an FHA mortgage loan program in Houston have several options to source funds for the down payment. The vast majority of borrowers use their savings to make their down payment. However, other sources of funds include gifts from family members or grants from a state or local government offering down payment assistance programs. Those borrowers who will need a family gift as their down payment it is imperative they consult first with their loan officer as all third party contributions require a particular paper trail to be acceptable. Unfortunately, many applicants who have received gifts before applying for a mortgage loan end up finding out the Federal Housing Administration guidelines do not accept their gift source.

3. Closing Costs:
The Federal Housing Administration allows home sellers, builders, and lenders to pay some of the borrower's closing costs, such as origination charges, title expenses, escrow reserve requirements, or other charges. Borrowers can ask lenders to charge a higher interest rate on their loan to cover most or all closing costs.

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4. Mortgage Lender must be FHA approved:
Because the FHA is not a lender, but rather an insurance fund, borrowers need to get their loan through an FHA-approved mortgage lender (as opposed to directly from the FHA). Not all FHA-approved lenders offer the same interest rate and costs - even on the same FHA loan. Clear Lending is an FHA lender for bad credit as well.

5. Banks vs. Mortgage Brokers:
Costs, services, and underwriting standards will vary among banks and lenders. Also, applying with each bank requires a new credit report or credit inquiries. Because applying multiple times at Banks may lower credit scores and because Mortgage Brokers offer greater Lender variety with only one credit inquiry, it may be advantageous to work with mortgage brokers. It assures Borrowers preserving Their highest credit scores get lower interest, possibly helping rates.

6. Mortgage Insurance:
FHA loans: The upfront premium is 1.75 percent of the loan amount - $1,750 for a $ 100,000 loan. The borrower pays the upfront premium when the loan closes, whether it is financed or paid a lump sum at closing.

The second is the annual premium paid monthly. It varies based on the length of the loan, the amount borrowed and the initial loan-to-value ratio, or LTV.

Annual premiums for FHA loans:

The 15-year loan, down payment (or equity) of less than 10 percent: 0.7 percent
The 15-year loan, down payment (or equity) of 10 percent or more: 0.45 percent
The 30-year loan, down payment (or equity) of less than 5 percent: 0.85 percent
The 30-year loan, down payment (or equity) of 5 percent or more: 0.8 percent

Do not wait any longer and find out how much loan you can get Pre-Approved.

If you need a First Time Home Buyer Loan Program in Houston, Clear Lending can help you. Simply complete our secure and encrypted Pre-Approval Form online, and we will contact you right away to review the best options for you.

Not all applicants will qualify. This advertisement is not an offer for an extension of credit. Please meet with a licensed loan originator for more information as programs are available only to qualified borrowers. Programs rates, fees, terms, and programs are subject to change without notice. Not all loans, loan sizes, or products may apply. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet loan-to-value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice. Some restrictions may apply.

Customers Reviews:

  • Litanya Bright • May 12, 2017

    I am so so excited, I have closed on my home and it was all made possible with the help of Joan and his team (Patricia and Elena) at Clear Lending Home Mortgage. When I first started the process of getting approval for my home, I was nervous and scared of the unknown of being a first time homebuyer and with the Interest Rates steadily increasing would I be able to get a good rate. Well after speaking to Joan for the first time via phone he assured me he would do his best to make it happen and he quickly put my mind at ease. Not only did I close in a little over 30 days, he also managed to get me an Interest Rate of 3.671% . From beginning to the end of the process, the staff at Clear Lending was professional, quick and took great care of making sure that I was informed every step of they way. A special "Thank You" to Joan.. for your hard work, honesty, and dedication in being a dream maker and making my dream of becoming a homeowner true!! I would gladly recommend Clear Lending to anyone looking to purchase a home.

  • Hector Tovar • August 14, 2019

    FROM GOOGLE: Working with Joan and his staff was an awesome experience. He was always available and ready to answer any question. They helped us with a construction loan to build our dream house. They guided us step by step making it really easy to get the One-Time-Close Construction Loan. If you want to make your dream of building your own house come true, we strongly recommend Clear Lending to be your Loan Officer.

  • Oscar y Yecenia Rangel • January 31, 2014

    Estimado JOAN:

    Por medio de la presente, queremos enfatizar nuestro agradecimiento por tu trabajo, colaboración, profesionalismo y dedicación a nuestra petición de crédito para la compra de nuestra casa, créelo y lo enfatizo que estamos tan agradecidos por tu ayuda. Que dios te llene de bendiciones siempre, y que sigas ayudando a las personas como nosotros, mil gracias.

    Atte. Oscar y Yecenia Rangel.

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