Jackson FHA Loans

JACKSON, MI

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.

Jackson's 91 lenders originated 946 FHA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $148,410,000, with an average FHA loan value of $156,882.

Jackson FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Jackson averaged 5.54% 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 5.47% and one month ago for the week of 2022-04-08, the average rate was 5.24%.

The average rate one year ago was 3.15%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-05-13, the average rate was 5.36%.

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Jackson 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 Jackson level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 166 2.79% $5,176
MORTGAGE 1 INCORPORATED 107 3.42% $6,747
RUOFF MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 62 3.28% $3,678
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 57 3.24% $7,220
The Huntington National Bank 34 3.13% $5,519
Flagstar Bank, FSB 28 3.25% $5,552
CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. 23 2.99% $4,839
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 21 3.18% $3,658
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 20 2.88% $3,418
HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION 19 3.24% $5,016
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 18 2.82% $6,968
VILLAGE CAPITAL & INVESTMENT LLC 15 3.17% $1,856
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation 14 3.97% $6,905
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 14 3.36% $3,032
GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP, CORPORATION 11 3.41% $5,791
UNION HOME MORTGAGE CORP. 10 3.38% $6,318
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 8 3.30% $3,369
GVC MORTGAGE, INC. 8 3.53% $6,950
HOWARD HANNA FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 8 3.70% $5,303
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 7 3.55% $6,559
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 7 3.41% $6,553
Nations Lending Corporation 7 3.39% $11,022
SUCCESS MORTGAGE PARTNERS, INC. 6 3.48% $7,135
PNC Bank 6 3.00% $4,252
TOP FLITE FINANCIAL, INC. 6 3.42% $6,182
MEMBER FIRST MORTGAGE, LLC 6 3.23% $4,554
TOWNE MORTGAGE COMPANY 5 3.23% $5,754
NEWREZ LLC 5 2.73% $4,176
MICHIGAN MUTUAL, INC. 5 3.65% $4,457
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 5 3.40% $6,387
UNIVERSITY LENDING GROUP, LLC 5 3.30% $8,158
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 4 3.53% $5,205
AMERIFIRST FINANCIAL CORPORATION 4 4.50% $5,972
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation 4 2.81% $5,144
EVERETT FINANCIAL, INC. 4 4.09% $6,152
First State Bank 4 3.19% $5,275
UNITED SECURITY FINANCIAL CORP 4 2.69% $4,759
CARDINAL FINANCIAL COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 4 3.34% $7,189
Fifth Third Bank 3 2.96% $7,322
AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. 3 3.29% $8,024
AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC 3 2.96% $4,362
First Federal Bank 3 2.88% $4,541
Independent Bank 3 3.25% $5,711
NATIONS DIRECT MORTGAGE, LLC 3 3.58% $5,326
The Dart Bank 3 3.00% $5,223
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. 2 2.75% $12,623
FIRST HERITAGE FINANCIAL, LLC 2 3.19% $7,726
SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 2 2.56% $5,256
MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. 2 3.25% $5,889
ZILLOW HOME LOANS, LLC 2 2.81% $6,613
Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation 2 3.25% $8,153
PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE, INC. 2 3.44% $4,272
FINANCE OF AMERICA MORTGAGE LLC 2 3.81% $5,297
BLG HOLDINGS, INC. 2 3.00% $9,071
MOVEMENT MORTGAGE, LLC 2 4.13% $5,357
NATIONS RELIABLE LENDING, LLC 2 4.25% $6,050
ARK-LA-TEX FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC. 2 3.25% $4,499
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 3.69% $6,050
HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 2 2.81% $4,426
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 3.00% $7,008
OCEANSIDE MORTGAGE COMPANY 2 2.87% $2,239
MORTGAGE CENTER L.C 2 3.31% $5,654
J. VIRGIL, INC. 2 3.44% $9,054
T2 FINANCIAL LLC 1 3.13% $7,740
ENVOY MORTGAGE, LTD 1 3.63% $9,464
CIBM Bank 1 2.88% $5,779
CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE, LLC 1 3.88% $2,626
Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A. 1 3.75% $9,621
Bank of America 1 3.25% $6,374
U.S. Bank 1 3.63% $3,233
VAN DYK MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 3.25% $2,749
AMERICAN FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. 1 3.25% $7,847
Lakeview Community Capital, LLC 1 3.25% $3,166
LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION 1 3.88% $5,278
JPMorgan Chase Bank 1 2.75% $5,475
InterContinental Capital Group, Inc 1 2.63% $5,874
Hometown Lenders, Inc. 1 3.13% $10,036
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 1 2.99% $1,435
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.25% $5,952
Wells Fargo Bank 1 3.50% $5,842
GENEVA FINANCIAL, LLC 1 3.25% $5,345
First Savings Bank 1 3.63% $9,105
Old National Bank 1 3.00% $5,100
Peoples Bank 1 3.25% $6,788
Preston Home Loans Inc 1 2.75% $8,953
Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC 1 3.25% $7,405
EQUITY RESOURCES, INC. 1 3.38% $5,245
SIRVA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.38% $6,518
STAUNTON FINANCIAL, INC. 1 3.63% $7,002
STOCKTON MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 3.25% $9,975
Equity Prime Mortgage LLC 1 4.25% $6,070

The top Jackson FHA lender as defined by loan originations is QUICKEN LOANS, LLC, with 166 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $5,176, which is $1,571 lower than the next largest lender, MORTGAGE 1 INCORPORATED.

The lowest fee Jackson FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are VILLAGE CAPITAL & INVESTMENT LLC ($1,856), Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) ($3,032), FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($3,418), LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC ($3,658) and RUOFF MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. ($3,678).

The lowest rate Jackson FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (2.79%), UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC (2.82%), FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION (2.88%), CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. (2.99%) and The Huntington National Bank (3.13%).

Jackson FHA Loan Limits

Metro County Year Single Family Limit 2 Family Limit 3 Family Limit 4 Family Limit
JACKSON, MI JACKSON 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).