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Real Estate Matters 3.23.2021

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Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 9:07 AM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -The pandemic hasn’t stopped some people from destination buying their dream home. Shawn Cunningham explains how that can still become a reality thanks to government help in this week’s Real Estate Matters.

Worried that you can’t afford your dream home and have to make it a dream DEFERRED. Don’t be. There’s financial help available thanks to the federal government by way of something called a FHA loan, federal Housing Administration loan.

Luann Morgan Loan Officer

“is geared towards a first time home buyer but not necessarily its a buyer who maybe has a lower credit score or maybe only has a small amount to put down as opposed to traditional loans....its guaranteed by the federal government so the mortgage insurance is through the federal government and its a good choice for somebody whose looking for a low down payment right now.”

Shawn Cunningham NO STANDUP

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Although the government insures the loans, they are actually offered by FHA-approved mortgage lenders.FHA loans come in 15, 20, 25 and 30-year terms with fixed interest rates

Local realtors say they’ve seen the loans be a big help to potential homebuyers.

Stephanie Fields Realtor, Fields Realty LLC.

“with the conventional sale some people think its a standard 20% down so having that smaller percent to put down is very much an assistance to the buyer.”

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There are many types of FHA loans out there:including

Multi-units...up to 4 unit

Renovation loans (203K)

Reverse Mortgage

HUD $100 Down Program and

Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Overall, Morgan says its a great incentive to help people finance the american dream...

“with an FHA loan you can put 31/2% down which is a lot less because you have that guarantee from the federal govenrment for the mortgage insurance they also allow you to have a much lower credit score so for right now if people had problems during the pandemic been out of work their scores might have dipped this is a really nice option.”

Shawn Cunningham, NS 8.

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