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Conventional Home Loans

If you are looking for a traditional approach for your home financing needs, Certainty Home Loans offers fixed rate conventional home loans with terms up to 30 years. 

A 30-year home loan provides more time to repay the loan and generally provides the homeowner with a lower monthly payment amount. However, a 15-year home   loan will have a higher monthly payment, but cost you less in the long run.

Conforming or Non-conforming?
Conventional loans can be either conforming or non-conforming. A conforming loan is a mortgage loan that falls within government-sponsored enterprise—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—guidelines. These behind-the-scenes government entities set the national conforming loan limit and actually drive the home loan market. 

Non-conforming loans generally offer a wider range of acceptance and will likely bear a higher interest rate than conforming loans. Reasons an applicant may not meet conforming loan criteria include credit history, recent bankruptcy, debt load, or problems securing documents surrounding employment, income, or assets. When a borrower does not meet (or “conform” to) the guidelines of a conforming loan, he or she may wish to explore non-conforming loan options. 

Highlights of a Conventional Fixed Rate Home Loan

  • Your interest rate is locked in for the term of your home loan. You’ll be able to budget with confidence, knowing your monthly principal and interest (P&I) payments won't change during your loan term.
  • A 620 minimum FICO credit score is required to be eligible for a Conventional home loan, however, programs for non-traditional credit with no credit scores are available with additional terms.
  • Conventional home loans are available to purchase or refinance your home, repair or remodel your new home purchase, or to refinance and remodel your current home.
Conventional Mortgage Sample Comparison
Sales Price: $215,000
Loan Term: 15 years fixed rate
Down Payment: $43,000
Loan Amount: $172,000
Interest Rate: 3.875%
APR: 4.116%
Est. Monthly Payment: $1,261.52
Est. Total Payments over full term of loan: $227,073.60
Sales Price: $215,000
Loan Term: 30 years fixed rate
Down Payment: $43,000
Loan Amount: $172,000
Interest Rate: 4.5%
APR: 4.640%
Est. Monthly Payment: $871.50
Est. Total Payments over full term of loan: $313,740.00
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Other home loan options may better suit your needs. Talk to a Certainty Home Loans mortgage professional to discuss which home loan option best suits your needs. The zip code should be in the state where you intend to purchase or refinance.


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