Georgetown FHA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Georgetown, SC

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.

Georgetown's 45 lenders originated 112 FHA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $28,610,000, with an average FHA loan value of $255,446.

Georgetown FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Georgetown averaged 6.94% for the week of 2024-07-19, compared to the national average (all FHA variants) of 6.59% for the same period.

Georgetown's average FHA mortgage closing costs are $8,182.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-07-12) was 6.99% and one month ago for the week of 2024-06-14, the average rate was 6.64%.

The average rate one year ago was 6.73%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-07-19, the average rate was 6.49%.

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Georgetown FHA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees

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

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 10 6.23% $11,169
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 6 6.52% $9,307
UNION HOME MORTGAGE CORP. 6 6.92% $11,514
CMG MORTGAGE, INC. 5 6.45% $12,078
Ameris Bank 5 6.55% $11,116
Renasant Bank 4 6.38% $10,143
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 4 6.97% $13,046
Gateway First Bank 4 6.75% $9,368
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 4 6.19% $12,237
ATLANTIC BAY MORTGAGE GROUP, L.L.C. 3 6.63% $12,218
CARDINAL FINANCIAL 3 6.92% $17,513
INSPIRE HOME LOANS INC. 3 5.54% $9,163
MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, LLC 3 6.83% $11,664
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 6.81% $9,307
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 6.56% $10,397
Flagstar Bank, FSB 2 7.00% $13,440
Servion, Inc. 2 5.94% $9,788
GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY 2 6.31% $10,033
NEWREZ LLC 1 7.25% $14,778
OCMBC, INC. 1 5.13% $11,467
PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC 1 5.50% $8,917
Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC 1 6.13% $8,008
RELIANCE FIRST CAPITAL, LLC 1 8.13% $14,832
T2 FINANCIAL LLC 1 6.63% $12,836
THRIVE MORTGAGE, LLC 1 5.63% $12,556
US MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 6.50% $12,484
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 6.75% $11,922
Wells Fargo Bank 1 6.63% $6,092
AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION 1 7.25% $10,464
AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 6.75% $17,071
American Security Mortgage Corp. 1 6.75% $10,192
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 5.50% $17,738
Armed Forces Bank 1 5.63% $12,953
Bank of England 1 6.75% $4,467
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 6.25% $12,217
EMBRACE HOME LOANS, INC. 1 6.25% $8,621
EMM LOANS LLC 1 6.00% $9,430
Equity Prime Mortgage LLC 1 6.00% $5,854
FIRST COLONY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 7.25% $9,054
GARDNER FINANCIAL SERVICES, LTD. 1 7.25% $10,785
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 1 6.25% $10,368
MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS OF COLORADO, LLC 1 7.00% $13,679
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 1 6.75% $21,793
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 7.25% $7,934
NETWORK CAPITAL FUNDING CORPORATION 1 6.25% $9,701

The top Georgetown FHA lender as defined by loan originations is QUICKEN LOANS, LLC, with 10 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $11,169, which is $1,862 higher than the next largest lender, UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC.

The lowest fee Georgetown FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are QUICKEN LOANS, LLC ($11,169), .

The lowest rate Georgetown FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (6.23%), .

Georgetown FHA Loan Limits

Metro County Year Single Family Limit 2 Family Limit 3 Family Limit 4 Family Limit
GEORGETOWN, SC GEORGETOWN 2022 $420,680 $538,650 $651,050 $809,150
GEORGETOWN, SC GEORGETOWN 2023 $472,030 $604,400 $730,525 $907,900

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).