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Any successful homeowner starts out as a well-educated homebuyer. That’s why we created this Mortgage Education page, with numerous ways to explore your financing options including our Mortgage Finder quiz, calculators, useful articles and guides, and more!

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Guide to Common Loan Types

VA Loans

Veterans Affairs or VA loans are government-backed loans offered as an exclusive benefit of military service. It is only made available to veterans, active duty, and surviving spouses.

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FHA Loans

FHA loans are a type of government-backed loan, backed by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA provides insurance on loans provided by FHA-approved lenders.

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

Adjustable rate mortgages start with an initial fixed rate. This initial rate lasts for a set period of years. ARMs typically offer a lower initial rate when compared to conventional loans, but do come with some unpredictability when the rate adjusts.

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15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

Conventional loans, or fixed rate mortgages, offer an easy-to-understand way to finance any home. Your rate and payments stay the same for the life of the loan. A 15-year conventional loan means that payments are structured so that the loan will be paid off in that time frame.

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30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

A 30-year conventional loan offers lower payments than you would have for a 15-year loan of the same amount. However, this means it takes longer to pay off principal and thus build equity in your home.

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Still not sure which type of mortgage is right for you? Contact our Mortgage Loan Officer to discuss.

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