Elgin FHA Loans

ELGIN, IL

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.

Elgin FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Elgin averaged 0% for the week of 2022-03-25, compared to the national average (all FHA variants) of 4.648% for the same period.

The average rate for the prior week (2022-03-18) was 0% and one month ago for the week of 2022-02-18, the average rate was 0%.

The average rate one year ago was 0%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-03-25, the average rate was 0%.

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Elgin 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 Elgin level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees

The lowest fee Elgin FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .

The lowest rate Elgin FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .


Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - Elgin (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Price (YoY Change) Average Listing Price (YoY) MSA/US Median Price Ratio Active Listings
2018-01-01 $288,950 (6.8%) $452,003 (5.0%) 1.06 27,410
2018-02-01 $304,500 (6.5%) $470,283 (4.1%) 1.10 27,874
2018-03-01 $325,000 (8.5%) $489,585 (5.5%) 1.12 29,483
2018-04-01 $335,000 (8.1%) $494,077 (4.4%) 1.12 31,497
2018-05-01 $336,250 (5.2%) $491,926 (3.4%) 1.12 33,604
2018-06-01 $334,900 (4.7%) $483,070 (2.0%) 1.12 36,277
2018-07-01 $327,250 (3.9%) $472,829 (1.4%) 1.09 38,396
2018-08-01 $319,950 (4.9%) $460,744 (1.1%) 1.07 39,499
2018-09-01 $317,900 (6.0%) $454,842 (0.4%) 1.06 40,189
2018-10-01 $312,000 (4.0%) $449,152 (-0.7%) 1.04 39,937
2018-11-01 $302,000 (1.7%) $446,276 (-0.6%) 1.01 37,571
2018-12-01 $297,000 (2.8%) $437,462 (-1.2%) 1.02 32,888
2019-01-01 $297,788 (3.1%) $442,555 (-2.1%) 1.03 30,040
2019-02-01 $312,400 (2.6%) $462,775 (-1.6%) 1.05 30,361
2019-03-01 $327,957 (0.9%) $476,932 (-2.6%) 1.07 32,150
2019-04-01 $339,900 (1.5%) $485,549 (-1.7%) 1.07 34,125
2019-05-01 $339,900 (1.1%) $482,555 (-1.9%) 1.05 36,370
2019-06-01 $339,000 (1.2%) $477,893 (-1.1%) 1.04 38,444
2019-07-01 $332,450 (1.6%) $470,215 (-0.6%) 1.03 39,922
2019-08-01 $326,315 (2.0%) $460,792 (0.0%) 1.03 40,311
2019-09-01 $320,718 (0.9%) $453,105 (-0.4%) 1.02 40,478
2019-10-01 $319,000 (2.2%) $454,656 (1.2%) 1.02 40,147
2019-11-01 $309,900 (2.6%) $448,844 (0.6%) 1.00 36,884
2019-12-01 $299,900 (1.0%) $444,177 (1.5%) 1.00 31,631
2020-01-01 $299,900 (0.7%) $445,683 (0.7%) 1.00 28,727
2020-02-01 $319,900 (2.4%) $466,900 (0.9%) 1.03 29,189
2020-03-01 $328,950 (0.3%) $475,504 (-0.3%) 1.03 29,677
2020-04-01 $324,950 (-4.4%) $464,610 (-4.3%) 1.01 28,345
2020-05-01 $329,900 (-2.9%) $477,698 (-1.0%) 1.00 28,171
2020-06-01 $339,900 (0.3%) $490,505 (2.6%) 0.99 28,064
2020-07-01 $348,450 (4.8%) $499,130 (6.2%) 1.00 27,100
2020-08-01 $349,000 (7.0%) $501,220 (8.8%) 1.00 26,680
2020-09-01 $349,450 (9.0%) $504,956 (11.4%) 1.00 26,967
2020-10-01 $344,900 (8.1%) $500,068 (10.0%) 0.99 27,016
2020-11-01 $335,400 (8.2%) $496,618 (10.6%) 0.96 24,642
2020-12-01 $326,340 (8.8%) $493,986 (11.2%) 0.96 20,938
2021-01-01 $329,500 (9.9%) $505,908 (13.5%) 0.97 17,962
2021-02-01 $342,995 (7.2%) $545,150 (16.8%) 0.99 15,887
2021-03-01 $349,900 (6.4%) $552,641 (16.2%) 0.98 15,400
2021-04-01 $350,000 (7.7%) $553,431 (19.1%) 0.94 16,064
2021-05-01 $355,000 (7.6%) $551,761 (15.5%) 0.93 16,868
2021-06-01 $355,000 (4.4%) $538,278 (9.7%) 0.92 19,112
2021-07-01 $349,900 (0.4%) $521,444 (4.5%) 0.91 21,041
2021-08-01 $341,214 (-2.2%) $499,769 (-0.3%) 0.90 22,155
2021-09-01 $332,450 (-4.9%) $490,671 (-2.8%) 0.87 22,176
2021-10-01 $329,900 (-4.4%) $487,370 (-2.5%) 0.87 21,533
2021-11-01 $322,445 (-3.9%) $484,174 (-2.5%) 0.85 18,752
2021-12-01 $312,500 (-4.2%) $478,375 (-3.2%) 0.83 15,437
2022-01-01 $314,900 (-4.4%) $494,700 (-2.2%) 0.84 12,585
Elgin's median listing price for 2022-01-01 was $314,900, a difference of $-14,600 (-4.4%) versus the prior year and $2,400 versus the prior month.

Elgin's median listing price comes in at 84% of the national average.

Elgin's average listing price for 2022-01-01 was $494,700, a difference of $-11,208 (-2.2%) versus the prior year and $16,325 versus the prior month.

For the 2022-01-01 period, Elgin had 12,585 MLS listings, a difference of -2,852 listings (-18%) versus the prior month and -5,377 listings (-30%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - Elgin (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 75 days 1,918 sqft
2018-02-01 56 days 1,980 sqft
2018-03-01 43 days 2,008 sqft
2018-04-01 41 days 2,044 sqft
2018-05-01 41 days 2,048 sqft
2018-06-01 42 days 2,039 sqft
2018-07-01 44 days 2,007 sqft
2018-08-01 47 days 2,000 sqft
2018-09-01 49 days 1,988 sqft
2018-10-01 51 days 1,948 sqft
2018-11-01 56 days 1,922 sqft
2018-12-01 68 days 1,880 sqft
2019-01-01 73 days 1,880 sqft
2019-02-01 56 days 1,921 sqft
2019-03-01 43 days 1,974 sqft
2019-04-01 39 days 2,003 sqft
2019-05-01 41 days 2,022 sqft
2019-06-01 43 days 2,015 sqft
2019-07-01 44 days 2,001 sqft
2019-08-01 47 days 1,981 sqft
2019-09-01 49 days 1,949 sqft
2019-10-01 49 days 1,952 sqft
2019-11-01 56 days 1,922 sqft
2019-12-01 68 days 1,900 sqft
2020-01-01 73 days 1,887 sqft
2020-02-01 45 days 1,938 sqft
2020-03-01 43 days 1,981 sqft
2020-04-01 52 days 1,952 sqft
2020-05-01 60 days 1,985 sqft
2020-06-01 46 days 1,971 sqft
2020-07-01 42 days 1,936 sqft
2020-08-01 42 days 1,900 sqft
2020-09-01 42 days 1,833 sqft
2020-10-01 43 days 1,800 sqft
2020-11-01 50 days 1,753 sqft
2020-12-01 59 days 1,718 sqft
2021-01-01 64 days 1,700 sqft
2021-02-01 47 days 1,698 sqft
2021-03-01 43 days 1,694 sqft
2021-04-01 36 days 1,700 sqft
2021-05-01 36 days 1,726 sqft
2021-06-01 33 days 1,748 sqft
2021-07-01 36 days 1,745 sqft
2021-08-01 36 days 1,717 sqft
2021-09-01 38 days 1,700 sqft
2021-10-01 41 days 1,680 sqft
2021-11-01 45 days 1,649 sqft
2021-12-01 54 days 1,615 sqft
2022-01-01 60 days 1,600 sqft
Elgin's median listing age (time on market) for 2022-01-01 was 60 days. This is -6% shorter than the same period one year ago.

Elgin's median square footage for active listings during the 2022-01-01 period was 1,600 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 1,700 sqft.

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).