In today’s economy, it is often hard for buyers to come up with the additional money for closing costs and/or sellers are not willing to pay some or all of buyer’s closing costs to buy residential real estate. Thus, I have been provided with an example of FHA versus Conventional Loans (with and without closing costs) for a property offered at $179,900.
As demonstrated in the above exhibit, the cost to roll in the additional costs for either a Conventional or FHA loan is nominal over a 30 year term. These closing costs include, but are not limited to real estate commissions (usually paid by the seller), lender fees (i.e..loan origination fee, loan discount points, application fee, etc.), homeowner’s insurance (in some cases flood insurance is required), real estate taxes, title feees, survey costs, inspections (i.e.pest.and home inspectors), etc. With the new FHA rules that require mortgage insurance over the entire term regardless of loan-to-value, a conventional loan is a home buyer’s best option (if they can qualify for it). FHA still is the easiest to qualify for.
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