What Is a Refinance Loan?
Refinancing occurs when a homeowner gets a new mortgage loan to replace their current one on a given property. Most people refinance to lower their interest rate and reduce their mortgage payments, often saving considerable sums over the life of the loan. Though that isn’t the only reason homeowner’s refinance. Some may switch to a shorter duration mortgage (from a 30 year to a 15 year for example) to pay off their house earlier or they could refinance to cash out some of the equity that has built up in the house.
What This Program Is:
A Fannie Mae (FNMA) sponsored program for existing FNMA borrowers living in single family homes or condos. To qualify you:
Must have an income level that is at or below 100% of the area median income.
Must have your existing loan for longer than 12 months
1 Unit primary residence with current mortgage currently owned by Fannie Mae.
Have no missed payments in the last six months or no more than one in the last year and have resolved missed payments due to forbearance.
Offers reduced documentation requirements
Can have a Debt to Income Ratio as high as 65%.
Can have a FICO Score as low as 620
Can have a loan to value ratio (LTV – ratio of the amount you owe to the value of your property) as high as 97%.
If an appraisal is involved, up to $500 can be used to offset the cost of the appraisal.
How Do You Know If You Are Eligible?
The best way to find this out is to talk to one of our loan advisors. They can look up your loan and determine if you qualify. Even if you don’t, they might be able to qualify you for another type of loan.
If you want to get started on your own, there are a few tools that will help.
The Loan Officer will also explain all the steps–from getting started, to locking in your low rate, to closing your loan. Because we are a direct lender, if you have any questions during the loan process, you will have one direct number enabling you to get quick answers straight from the source.