Choosing a Loan Program
There isn’t a single or simple answer to this question. The right type of mortgage for you depends on many different factors:
- Your current financial picture
- How you expect your finances to change
- How long you intend to keep your house
- How comfortable you are with your mortgage payment changing
For example, a 15-year fixed rate mortgage can save you many thousands of dollars in interest payments over the life of the loan, but your monthly payments will be higher. An adjustable rate mortgage may get you started with a lower monthly payment than a fixed rate mortgage, but your payments could get higher when the interest rate changes.
The best way to find the “right” answer is to discuss your finances, plans and financial prospects, and preferences frankly with a mortgage professional.
|Loan Type||Description||Loan Limit (Tulsa County)||Credit Score**||Required Down Payment||Monthly PMI||Seller Paid Closing Costs of Buyer’s (% of Sales Price of Home)|
|Conventional||Primary residences, second homes, investment homes. |
Note: For Mortgages secured by Investment Properties, the maximum amount the seller may pay towards the buyer’s closing costs is 2% of the purchase price being paid.
In some cases borrowers with N/A or No Credit may be able to be approved***
|3%-5% or greater for Primary Residences|
Second Homes require 10% Down minimum
Investment properties require 20% Down minimum
|If 20% is not put down, PMI is required||Up to & including 3%, if borrower’s down payment is less than 10%
Up to & including 6%, if borrower’s down payment is between 10% or greater
Up to & including 9%, if borrower’s down payment 25% or greater
|Section 184/Native American||Primary residence only||$331,760||600 Minimum||2.25%||Yes||Up to & including 6%, regardless of down payment amount|
|VA*||Primary residence only||$548,250||600 Minimum||0%||No||Up to & including 6%, regardless of down payment amount. In some cases can go higher.|
|Rural Development*||Primary residence only - there is a Household Income Limit and Property must be in a USDA Approved area for this program||$265,400||640 Minimum||0%||Yes||Up to & including 6%, regardless of down payment amount|
|FHA||Primary residence only||$356,362||600 Minimum||3.5%||Yes||Up to & including 6%, regardless of down payment amount|
***Applicants with no credit or all scores of ‘N/A’ may still be eligible for a conventional loan depending upon the specific circumstances of their credit request. Applicants should speak with their Mortgage Banker to find out more.
Applicants must be 18 years or older in order to apply for a loan.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT UNDER THE USA PATRIOT ACT OF 2001
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a form of identification with your photograph or other identifying documents.