Loan Options

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FHA loan limits have increased! The FHA loan limits went from $304,500 to $312,800 in Salt Lake County. What dose this mean to buyers and sellers? If you buy in Salt Lake County with an FHA loan purchase price (typically putting down 3.5%) this makes your ​purchase power increase from last year approximately $8,000.

Something for Sellers to keep in mind: if you list your home for $325,000-$440,000 you are only making your home available to buyers that are able to put 5% down (this price range is above the 3.5% down FHA limit). However;  if you list at $325,000 you then add a plethora of buyers to your purchasing pool by including 5% down buyers AND 3.5% down buyers. This makes your home an option for many more buyers and your ability to sell that

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Brush up on these mortgage basics to help you determine the loan that will best suit your needs.

Mortgage terms. Mortgages are generally available at 15-, 20-, or 30-year terms. Usually the longer the term the lower the monthly payment. However, you pay more interest overall if you borrow for a longer term.

Fixed or adjustable interest rates. A fixed rate allows you to lock in a low rate as long as you hold the mortgage and is usually a good choice if interest rates are low. An adjustable-rate mortgage is designed so that your loan’s interest rate will rise as market interest rates increase. ARMs usually offer a lower rate in the first years of the mortgage. ARMs also usually have a limit as to how much the interest rate can be increased and how

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Congress has proposed new limits on FHA loans. How will this affect people in Utah? It will reduce your purchasing power is some price ranges. If you want to purchase a home in Salt Lake county close to $600,000, or if you are intending to purchase a home in Utah county anywhere above $270,000, you may not be able to get FHA financing. Anyone who wants to purchase a home above the FHA limit will have to get a conventional loan for that house. Conventional loans have more strict requirements, and may have a higher rate. One thing for sure, you WILL be required to make a larger down payment for a conventional loan.

If you, or anyone you know, will be purchasing a home near the proposed limit you need to close soon. If passed, these limits will go into

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**There are some possible changes coming in the near future. Here is what is in the works: (Not an official announcement)**   I just returned from the National Association of Realtors® convention in Washington D.C. and want to share some of the valuable information I received. There are three major CHANGES approaching: 1 – Modifications to the Rural Housing program 2 – Tighter restrictions on FHA loans 3 – Adjustments to FHA mortgage insurance  

These announcements are not official yet! They should come out with official statements in the next few weeks.

1) The Rural Housing Program

The current delinquency rates on Rural Housing loans are at a 10 year low! Due to this success the government wants to keep the program running.

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Will you be able to get a loan next year?

Loan products keep dying.

They have been dying for the past 2 years and are vanishing even more lately. Last year we saw banks going out of business right before loans were scheduled to close. Subprime loans disappeared last year. And now in the past 6 months I have watched banks reduce people’s credit lines to the amount they owe! Why are they doing this? They are trying to eliminate risk.

Loan Risks have Increased: According to KSL news, in a recent article, http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=6921232 FHA risk has increased 8 fold.

Relocation Industry is having new loan problems

Fanniemae has changed their policies to not allow trailing incomes. In the past, when a family relocated Fanniemae

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Loan products keep dying.

They have been dying for the past 2 years and are vanishing even more lately. Last year we saw banks going out of business right before loans were scheduled to close. Subprime loans disappeared last year. And now in the past 6 months I have watched banks reduce people's credit lines to the amount they owe! Why are they doing this? They are trying to eliminate risk.

Loan Risks have Increased: According to KSL news, in a recent article, http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=6921232 FHA risk has increased 8 fold.

Relocation Industry is having new loan problems

Fanniemae has changed their policies to not allow trailing incomes. In the past, when a family relocated Fanniemae would recognize income from a spouse that didn’t have

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