Kalispell FHA Loan Rates, Closing Costs & Stats

Kalispell, MT

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.

Kalispell's 29 lenders originated 142 FHA loans during 2023. The total origination value was $52,870,000, with an average FHA loan value of $372,324.

Kalispell FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Kalispell averaged 6.71% for the week of 2024-07-19, compared to the national average (all FHA variants) of 6.59% for the same period.

Kalispell's average FHA mortgage closing costs are $9,624.

The average rate for the prior week (2024-07-12) was 6.77% and one month ago for the week of 2024-06-14, the average rate was 6.82%.

The average rate one year ago was 7.01%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2024-07-19, the average rate was 6.59%.

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Kalispell 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 Kalispell level.

Name # of Loans 2023 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2023 Avg. Closing Costs
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 22 6.05% $14,433
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 18 6.07% $15,534
MANN FINANCIAL INC. 17 6.51% $16,015
Plains Commerce Bank 13 6.30% $14,871
BAY EQUITY LLC 9 6.15% $13,998
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 6 6.44% $14,377
Glacier Bank 5 5.85% $12,585
Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A. 5 7.03% $16,297
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 3 5.92% $21,136
Equity Prime Mortgage LLC 3 6.63% $14,252
AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION 2 6.56% $20,091
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 6.00% $15,776
Century Mortgage Company DBA Century Lending Company 2 6.81% $25,367
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 7.25% $12,021
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 1 5.65% $19,037
HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1 7.13% $20,423
Flagstar Bank, FSB 1 5.75% $13,175
CMG MORTGAGE, INC. 1 7.88% $11,537
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 6.13% $16,016
NEW DAY FINANCIAL, LLC 1 7.25% $7,768
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. 1 6.75% $12,200
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 1 5.99% $21,211
CARDINAL FINANCIAL 1 6.25% $12,686
PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC 1 6.75% $18,615
PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE, INC. 1 6.25% $9,521
CALCON MUTUAL MORTGAGE LLC 1 6.63% $24,440
SUMMIT FUNDING, INC. 1 6.75% $27,834
SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 1 6.63% $12,458
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 1 6.25% $21,774

The top Kalispell FHA lender as defined by loan originations is UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC, with 22 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $14,433, which is $1,101 lower than the next largest lender, QUICKEN LOANS, LLC.

The lowest fee Kalispell FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC ($14,433), Plains Commerce Bank ($14,871), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC ($15,534), MANN FINANCIAL INC. ($16,015) and .

The lowest rate Kalispell FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC (6.05%), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (6.07%), Plains Commerce Bank (6.30%), MANN FINANCIAL INC. (6.51%) and .

Kalispell FHA Loan Limits

Metro County Year Single Family Limit 2 Family Limit 3 Family Limit 4 Family Limit
KALISPELL, MT FLATHEAD 2022 $441,600 $565,300 $683,350 $849,250
KALISPELL, MT FLATHEAD 2023 $553,150 $708,150 $855,950 $1,063,750

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).