Popular Denver Home Loan Options
Whether you are looking for a first-time homebuyer’s loan in Denver, fixing up a bank owned foreclosure property or tapping into your equity with a cash-out refinance, Skyline Financial has the mortgage programs to fund your next home loan.
There are several CO mortgage programs available to choose from and each one was established with specific types of lending scenarios in mind. Each program has it’s own eligibility guidelines to follow, which includes down payment, credit profile, residency type, property type, employment history and income ratios.
The CO Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) also known as HARP 2.0, DU Refi Plus or the Obama Refinance Program is designed to assist Denver homeowners with refinancing their mortgage when the value of their home has declined. The HARP Program is a federal program of the United States originally set up by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in March 2009 under President Obama’s Making Home Affordable Program to help underwater and near-underwater homeowners refinance their mortgages.
The VA Loan, Veterans’ Association, established in 1944, is a mortgage loan issued by approved lenders and guaranteed by the VA. Since it began, the VA Loan program has helped place more than 20 million veterans and their families into an affordable low down payment home loan.
The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a popular reverse mortgage program insured by the FHA and designed to give homeowners 62 years or older the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan based on a ratio between their age and equity. Mortgage payments are deferred until the last person leaves the home as their primary residence, and there is even an option to receive monthly or a lump-sum cash benefit to the borrower to help cover living expenses.
An FHA loan is a mortgage loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). What that means is that the federal government insures loans for FHA-approved lenders in order to reduce their risk of loss if a borrower defaults on their mortgage payments. FHA loans in CO typically have less restrictive eligibility requirements allowing borrowers to qualify with a lower down payment and more flexible credit history guidelines.
The USDA home loan program does not have a minimum credit score requirement set for Denver borrowers to be considered eligible, but allows up to 100% financing with zero down payment. Insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA mortgage loans are made specifically for properties in lower population counties and/or zip codes that are classified as rural areas.
Jody Bruns / NMLS# 831033
Jody is a mortgage lender in Denver and is available at (720) 692-7245 if you have questions about home loans or mortgage programs in CO.
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