Amarillo FHA Loans

AMARILLO, TX

FHA loans are mortgages created in the 1930's to help insulate lenders from credit risks and help promote home ownership. The Federal Housing Administration (hence, FHA) allows for lower downpayments and credit scores-- making these loans much more accessible than traditional mortgages.

FHA loans typically need just a 3.5% downpayment with credit scores of 580 or better. For credit scores between 500-579, the downpayment needs to be at least 10%.

While FHA loans make home ownership much more accessible to first-time homebuyers, they do require PMI (purchase money insurance)-- an additional insurance premium that is paid to the FHA to help cover defaults.

For additional requirements as defined by the FHA, click here.

Amarillo's 92 lenders originated 1,732 FHA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $304,560,000, with an average FHA loan value of $175,843.

Amarillo FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Amarillo averaged 5.51% for the week of 2022-05-13, compared to the national average (all FHA variants) of 5.361% for the same period.

The average rate for the prior week (2022-05-06) was 5.34% and one month ago for the week of 2022-04-08, the average rate was 5.11%.

The average rate one year ago was 3.01%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-05-13, the average rate was 5.19%.

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Amarillo FHA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees

The below table looks at the average fees and rates for FHA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the Amarillo level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees
AMCAP MORTGAGE, LTD. 209 3.56% $9,019
Amarillo National Bank 192 2.82% $6,505
NATIONS RELIABLE LENDING, LLC 133 3.61% $9,715
Happy State Bank 111 2.92% $6,966
ASSOCIATED MORTGAGE CORPORATION 94 3.03% $7,102
PRIMELENDING, A PLAINSCAPITAL COMPANY 89 3.53% $7,419
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 83 2.76% $5,662
EUSTIS AND AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY 49 3.27% $7,691
VILLAGE CAPITAL & INVESTMENT LLC 35 3.21% $2,236
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 31 3.08% $4,242
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 29 3.67% $3,239
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 26 3.21% $4,468
Network Funding, L.P. 20 3.44% $7,555
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 19 3.10% $4,824
PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC 19 2.78% $3,978
EVERETT FINANCIAL, INC. 19 3.93% $5,942
INFINITY MORTGAGE HOLDINGS, LLC 18 3.24% $8,359
CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. 17 2.82% $5,061
NEWREZ LLC 17 3.06% $4,076
J. VIRGIL, INC. 17 3.40% $8,082
First United Bank 15 2.76% $8,225
Lakeview Community Capital, LLC 14 3.14% $4,948
AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC 13 2.90% $4,869
Gateway First Bank 11 2.97% $6,902
Access Community Credit Union 9 3.08% $7,017
THRIVE MORTGAGE, LLC 8 3.55% $8,474
HOMETRUST MORTGAGE COMPANY 7 3.45% $7,340
PREMIER LENDING, INC. 7 3.13% $6,529
MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. 6 3.02% $3,841
KELLER MORTGAGE, LLC 5 2.75% $7,563
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 5 2.93% $7,516
HOMESIDE FINANCIAL, LLC 4 2.91% $8,751
OCEANSIDE MORTGAGE COMPANY 4 3.15% $2,396
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation 4 2.91% $4,653
MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC 4 3.63% $8,900
UNIVERSAL LENDING CORPORATION 4 2.81% $7,882
MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, LLC 3 3.88% $9,406
HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 3 2.88% $6,873
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 3 3.45% $7,835
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 3 3.96% $5,892
CMG MORTGAGE, INC. 3 3.25% $7,434
Evolve Bank & Trust 3 3.38% $8,033
CARDINAL FINANCIAL COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 3 3.04% $7,853
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 3 2.74% $8,937
PANORAMA MORTGAGE GROUP, LLC 3 3.54% $8,506
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 2 3.19% $10,935
Bank of America 2 2.94% $718
First National Bank Texas 2 3.19% $9,022
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 3.69% $11,699
ARK-LA-TEX FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC. 2 3.13% $5,160
GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY 2 3.13% $5,351
HIGHLANDS RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, LTD. 2 3.63% $7,597
HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION 2 2.63% $5,815
CHURCHILL MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 2.75% $6,136
City Bank 2 2.50% $6,997
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 2 3.13% $11,258
LIBERTY HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 2.94% $9,059
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 2 2.93% $7,920
Wyndham Capital Mortgage, Inc. 1 2.75% $7,621
AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION 1 3.25% $7,612
AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE COMPANY LLC 1 2.25% $11,220
ASPIRE FINANCIAL, INC. 1 2.25% $6,442
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 1 3.13% $12,608
Commerce Home Mortgage, Inc. 1 2.88% $5,703
CORNERSTONE HOME LENDING, INC. 1 3.25% $8,047
DAS Acquisition Company, LLC 1 3.25% $7,026
DATA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.25% $9,817
ENDEAVOR CAPITAL, LLC. 1 3.00% $3,063
FBC MORTGAGE, LLC 1 3.13% $6,138
First Bank & Trust 1 2.50% $10,173
First Financial Bank 1 2.25% $10,915
FLAT BRANCH MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.00% $7,576
GREAT WESTERN FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1 3.13% $7,401
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 1 3.13% $7,650
Hometown Lenders, Inc. 1 3.25% $5,487
InterContinental Capital Group, Inc 1 3.00% $9,454
MANN FINANCIAL INC. 1 3.25% $9,198
MORIA DEVELOPMENT, INC. 1 3.63% $10,142
NATIONS DIRECT MORTGAGE, LLC 1 3.63% $8,850
Nations Lending Corporation 1 3.88% $6,483
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. 1 3.25% $7,235
PHH Mortgage Corporation 1 3.13% $3,621
RANLIFE, INC. 1 3.75% $6,923
ROUNDPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING CORPORATION 1 3.88% $5,633
S1L, Inc. 1 3.38% $11,976
SOUTHWEST STAGE FUNDING, LLC 1 2.75% $3,757
TEXAS TECH 1 3.75% $7,914
Trinity Oaks Mortgage, LLC 1 2.99% $6,492
U.S. Bank 1 3.25% $6,549
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. 1 3.75% $9,046
Wallick & Volk, Inc. 1 4.13% $8,972
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation 1 3.63% $8,429

The top Amarillo FHA lender as defined by loan originations is AMCAP MORTGAGE, LTD., with 209 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $9,019, which is $2,513 higher than the next largest lender, Amarillo National Bank.

The lowest fee Amarillo FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are VILLAGE CAPITAL & INVESTMENT LLC ($2,236), Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) ($3,239), PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC ($3,978), NEWREZ LLC ($4,076) and FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($4,242).

The lowest rate Amarillo FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are First United Bank (2.76%), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (2.76%), PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC (2.78%), CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. (2.82%) and Amarillo National Bank (2.82%).

Amarillo FHA Loan Limits

Metro County Year Single Family Limit 2 Family Limit 3 Family Limit 4 Family Limit
AMARILLO, TX ARMSTRONG 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
AMARILLO, TX CARSON 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
AMARILLO, TX OLDHAM 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
AMARILLO, TX POTTER 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
AMARILLO, TX RANDALL 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150

FHA Loan Requirements

  • Borrowers must have a steady employment history or worked for the same employer for the past two years.
  • Borrowers must have a valid Social Security number, lawful residency in the U.S. and be of legal age to sign a mortgage in your state.
  • Borrowers must pay a minimum down payment of 3.5 percent. The money may be gifted by a family member. (Traditional mortgages do not permit gifted down payments)
  • New FHA loans are only available for primary residence occupancy.
  • Borrowers must have a property appraisal from a FHA-approved appraiser.
  • Borrowers’ front-end ratio (mortgage payment plus HOA fees, property taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance) needs to be less than 31 percent of their gross income, typically. You may be able to get approved with as high a percentage as 40 percent. Your lender will be required to provide justification as to why they believe the mortgage presents an acceptable risk. The lender must include any compensating factors used for loan approval.
  • Borrowers’ debt to income ratio (mortgage plus all your monthly debt, i.e., credit card payment, car payment, student loans, etc.) needs to be less than 43 percent of their gross income, typically. You may be able to get approved with as high a percentage as 50 percent.
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 580 for maximum financing with a minimum down payment of 3.5 percent.
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 500-579 for maximum LTV of 90 percent with a minimum down payment of 10 percent.
  • Bborrowers must be two years out of bankruptcy and have re-established good credit. Exceptions can be made.
  • Typically borrowers must be three years out of foreclosure and have re-established good credit.
  • The purchased property must meet certain minimum standards at appraisal. If the home you are purchasing does not meet these standards and a seller will not agree to the required repairs, your only option is to pay for the required repairs at closing (to be held in escrow until the repairs are complete).