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Loan Options

We maintain an extensive product line and help you find the best mortgage options to consider depending on your financial situation. Each loan program offers different benefits, and we’ve broken them down here for you to reference.

Fixed Rate Mortgages

A fixed rate mortgage is the most common mortgage type selected by homeowners today. If you plan to stay in the same home for the long run, a fixed rate is a great choice because the interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan, giving you a consistent principal and interest payment each month. The most common terms are 15-year and 30-year.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Unlike a fixed rate mortgage, adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) have a fixed rate initially and then adjust up or down based on a specific benchmark. The benefit here is that more often than not you can get a much lower payment at the onset. ARMs are also known as "variable-rate mortgages" or "floating-rate mortgages".

Government Loans

Government loans are subsidized by a government agency, which protects lenders against defaults on payments. We work directly with a wide variety of government agencies including the FHA, VA, and USDA. These types of loans are ideal for lower income households and first-time home buyers because they offer:

  • Low to No Down Payment Options
  • Flexible Credit Guidelines
  • Credit Scores as low as 600

Jumbo Mortgages

You'll need a jumbo mortgage only if your loan amount exceeds the conforming loan limits, which vary based on location. Obtaining jumbo financing can often be a nightmare simply because of the delays and red tape you’ll find with most other jumbo lenders. That’s why we brought the entire jumbo process in-house. The 1st Advantage Mortgage jumbo loan offers you the same competitive rate with an efficient, hassle-free experience.

  • Fixed and Adjustable Rate Options
  • Avoid Underwriting Delays with our In-House Jumbo
  • 10% Down Jumbo Mortgages Available

No Mortgage Insurance

Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance (LPMI) programs offer you the chance to put 15%, 10%, or even 5% down on a conventional fixed rate or adjustable rate loan without having to purchase Mortgage Insurance (MI), insurance purchased by a buyer to cover the risk of default.

  • 1st Advantage Mortgage pays the up-front fee
  • No monthly mortgage insurance payment
  • Down payment amounts less than 20%

Non-Warrantable Condos

If your condominium is considered non-warrantable, you may have found several roadblocks in the past when it came to financing. That isn’t the case at 1st Advantage Mortgage. We have several options to finance non-warrantable condominiums and can even work with your condo development to help make it FHA and Fannie Mae eligible.

  • Everything is reviewed case by case for flexibility and fewer restrictions
  • Down payments as little as 20% (10% in some cases)
  • A single entity may own up to 20% of the units

Renovation Loans

With a Renovation Loan from 1st Advantage Mortgage, you can purchase a home that may need repairs, or refinance your existing home for the purpose of remodeling with a cost-effective, single close loan. This program includes the necessary funds for the renovation by financing the “as completed” value of the home, rather than the present value.

  • Purchase a home and make the upgrades you want
  • Take up to 6 months to complete the project
  • A single loan for the purchase (or refinance) and the home improvements

Portfolio Lending Options

We have a number of great solutions for borrowers that are looking for programs outside of what traditional banks offer by going through our portfolio lenders. For example, our asset depletion program offers cost-effective flexibility by listing qualified assets, such as retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, etc., as income to meet underwriting requirements. We also have options for foreign nationals.

Second Mortgages and Lines of Credit

Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) allow you to utilize the equity you have in your home. A second mortgage gives you a lump sum of money based on the equity in your home and you repay the money in installments over a fixed period of time. Whereas a HELOC functions similar to a credit card, you have a credit limit that you can reuse again and again as you pay down the balance.

Reverse Mortgages

If you’re a homeowner over the age of 62, you may qualify for a reverse mortgage loan, which allows you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash. All funds are tax free, you retain ownership of your home, and all remaining equity remains with you.



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