If you’re looking for a home mortgage, be sure to understand the difference between a conventional, FHA, and VA loan. By Amy Loftsgordon , Attorney Conventional, FHA, and VA loans are similar in that they are all issued by banks and other approved lenders, but some major differences exist between these types of loans.
FHA Refinance Loans For Conventional To FHA It is possible to refinance a conventional mortgage to an FHA loan. According to the FHA loan handbook, HUD 4000.1, there are several options for FHA refinancing, including non-FHA to FHA transactions:
FHA Streamline Refinance also cuts down on the amount of paperwork that must be completed by your lender saving you valuable time and money. Your Current Mortgage Must Already Be FHA-Insured While refinancing from a conventional loan to one backed by the FHA is possible, the Streamline option is only available to borrowers with an existing FHA.
The main difference between FHA and conventional loans is the government insurance backing. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans are insured by the government, while conventional mortgages are not. Additionally, borrowers tend to have an easier time qualifying for fha-insured mortgage loans, compared to conventional. Did you know?