Mortgage Monday: FHA Loans are Assumable

mortgage insuranceThis week on the Mortgage Monday show, Jim Cardinal and Alexis Meeks discuss how FHA loans are assumable and what that means to buying and selling a home. What the FHA loans are assumable means is that the buyer of a home can simply take over the loan that the current homeowner has in place without have to go out and find a new loan.

The home buyer has to qualify for the FHA loan, same as they normally would, but what they don’t have to do is go through the trouble of finding a mortgage company.

Additionally and probably most importantly the new home buyer gets to keep the interest rate of the current FHA loan. So if the current market mortgage interest rate is 5%, but the old mortgage on the home is only 3%, the new home buyer would be able to keep that 3% rate by assuming the FHA loan.

Watch the video to learn more:

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Thankfully we have Jim Cardinal, Branch Manager for Syracuse Securities {visit his website to learn more} and Alexis Meeks of Karp, Ackerman, Skabowski & Hogan CPAs {Connect with Alexis on LinkedIn} to explain what is happening in the mortgage industry, how issues will impact the home buying process and what actions to take moving forward.

You can reach them by phone at:

  • Jim Cardinal | (518) 281-0077
  • Alexis Meeks | (518) 828-7618

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