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Conventional Mortgage Loans

A conventional mortgage loan is a type of mortgage in which the underlying terms and conditions meet the funding criteria of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. About 35-50% of mortgages, depending on market conditions and consumer trends, are conventional mortgages. In other words, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchase 35-50% of all mortgages. Conventional mortgages may be fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgages. Conventional mortgage loans are typically only an advantage to borrowers with outstanding credit scores and low debt-to-income ratios.

Conventional Mortgage Loan Features & Benefits

·        Maximum loan amounts apply

·        3%-5% minimum down payment

·        Private Mortgage Insurance is required on LTVs over 80%

·        Mortgage Insurance options include monthly, upfront, split, financed, and lender paid mortgage insurance


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