Loan Programs

The following is a partial list of programs offered by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation with a brief description of the key elements of each. For a complete list of the programs that we offer, please contact us at 713-822-0475.

These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency.

Work visa and non-resident alien programs

No social security number? Here on a work visa, student visa or just a tourist visa?

We have programs for all of these situations, with down payments as low as 5%. Most such loans require down payments of 30%.

Conventional

Traditional loan programs that usually require 5% down and offer competitive interest rates. Documentation and fair-to-good credit are necessary.

No Down Payment

0% down payment required and closing costs paid by the borrower (seller can contribute up to 6% towards closing costs depending on program and credit scores). These loans now require credit scores in excess of 660.

80/15/5

This is a loan which carries a second mortgage for up to 15% of the purchase price of the property. It is usually used when wishing to avoid PMI insurance or to keep your first mortgage under the FNMA/FHLMC limit to avoid Jumbo rates. The borrower puts down a 5% down payment and then finances a first mortgage up to the FNMA/FHLMC limit and a second mortgage of up to 15% of the purchase price. Other variations are 80/10/10 or 75/15/5.

Jumbo Loans

Offers 30 and 15 year fixed rate mortgage and competitive ARM products with full document, alternate documentation and limited documentation.

Cash out and No cash out refinance are allowable. Single family detached, Condo's, PUD's and single-family second homes can be financed with no prepayment penalty.

High Debt Ratio Loans

A ratio of monthly bills to monthly income higher than 50% is considered a high debt ratio. Loan programs are available for borrowers in this situation, allowing them to finance the purchase of a home or property.

Second Mortgage Loans

Subordinate to the first mortgage, these loans offer the borrower the ability to get money for home improvement, debt consolidation, or many other reasons without disturbing their first mortgage. Convenient when you have a low interest first mortgage.

Construction Loans

Building a new home can be an exciting prospect - unless you get caught up in a construction loan approval process that is overly complicated and time consuming. With this loan, we will finance up to 90% of the cost of land plus the costs of construction. One-time fixed rate closings are generally no longer permitted; we represent construction lenders who charge minimal fees and require only one title policy, making your total cost of construction lower than a typical one-time close loan used to be.

Investor Loans

Used to finance 1-4 family properties that will be for investment with as little as a 10% down payment. Aggressively priced, these programs have many variations, including: No Doc, Limited Doc, and Full Doc. Program may not be available in some states.

Flex 97%

Similar to FHA, but without maximum mortgage amount limitations. Must be a single family, owner occupied home and borrower must have a credit score of over 680.

VA Mortgages

Backed by the Veterans Administration and the federal government, it is similar to FHA except that you have to be a qualified Veteran or military person.