The Carlsbad Branch of Broadview Home Loans offers a wide variety of home loan programs. Below is a list of programs with a brief description of the program’s requirements and benefits.
These are loans that meet the terms and conditions determined by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These terms and conditions include the maximum loan amount, the requirements for the borrower to qualify for the loan, and what are considered suitable properties for mortgages. By looking at the average change in home price each year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac set the loan limits. Loans that fall within these limits are conforming loans. Conforming loans interest rates are slightly lower than other loans.
- Standard Loans: These are loans that must be under County limits.
- High Balance Loans: These loans are only available for loan amounts above the Conforming Standard Loan limits.
- Check Loan Limits in your area.
- Jumbo Loans: loan amounts over the above limits.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans
FHA loans are government-insured loans that are only available from approved lenders who use guidelines set up by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA loans have slightly different interest rates but less strict qualification requirements. The FHA charges mortgage insurance on every loan, regardless of how large the loan is compared to the home's purchase price.
- Standard FHA Loans are loans for amounts under county limits.
- High Balance FHA Loans are loans for amounts over the standard FHA limit.
- FHA Streamline is a refinancing option available for homeowners with an FHA loan. It allows the homeowner to obtain a lower interest rate without going through the process of a full refinance.
- Check Loan Limits in your area.
California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) Loans
CalHFA was established in 1975 as the state's “affordable housing bank.” Its focus is on assisting first time home-buyers that are within specific lower and moderate income range brackets. CalHFA loan programs can be great for the first time homebuyer allowing them to borrow up to 100% financing for their home. CalHFA loans can be paired with down payment assistance loans to finance the majority of the cost of a home. These loans have slightly higher interest rates but lower FICO requirements.
Veteran Affairs (VA) Loans
A VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is available for all current or past military employees. The basic intention of the VA direct home loan program is to supply home financing to eligible veterans and to help veterans purchase properties with no down payment. VA loans have very competitive interest rates and less strict qualification requirements.
- Standard VA loans are for loan amounts under the VA loan limit.
- VA High Balance loans are available for loan amounts over the VA Standard limit.
- VA Streamline or Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRRL)is a way for veterans to refinance their mortgage at a very low interest rate.
CRHMFA Homebuyer Fund (CHF) Platinum Program
The CHF Platinum Loan Program is designed to assist low–to-moderate income homebuyers with the purchase of a home by providing down payment assistance currently in the form of a 3% grant from CHF combined with up to a 96.5% first mortgage. The program is available for the purchase of either a new or existing home as long as the home will be the primary residence of the homebuyer. Income limits do apply, however, the program does not require that the homebuyer be a first-time homebuyer. Individuals and families who may have owned a home in the past are eligible to apply for the CHF Platinum Program.
Southern California Home Financing Authority (SCHFA) Loans
SCHFA is a first time home buyer program in which the buyer receives a 3% gift to help offset closing costs or help with the down payment.
California Homebuyer's Downpayment Assistance Program (CHDAP)Offers a deferred-payment subordinate loan in the amount of (3%) of the purchase price or appraised value, which ever is less to be used for a down pament and/or closing costs. For eligible borrowers falling within income and other eligibility parameters.
Mortgage Credit Certificate Tax Credit Program (MCC)A federal credit which can reduce potential federal income tax liability, creating additional net spendable income which borrowers may use toward their monthly mortgage payment. This MCC Tax Credit program may enable first-time homebuyers to convert a portion of their annual mortgage interest into a direct dollar for dollar tax credit on their U.S. individual income tax returns. For eligible first time homebuyers meeting income and eligibility requirements, this additional tax credit is available when funds are available. A tax credit, vs a tax deduction, can be used for the life of the loan, and may also help in qualifying for your loan.
Extra Credit Teacher Program (ECTP)Program intended for eligible teachers, administrators, classified employees, and staff members working in high priority schools in California. Offers a deferred-payment junior loan of an amount not to exceed the greater of $7,500 or 3% of the sales price or in CalHFA-defined high cost areas an amount not to exceed the greater of $15,000 or 3% of the sales price. Assistance can be used for down payment.
Community Access ProgramProgram offering reduced mortgage insurance costs with high loan to value loans. Eligible for purchases and refinances on owner-occupied homes. For eligible applicants meeting income and eligibility requirements.
Also, ask about special programs for loans currently owned by FNMA/FHLMC