Monroe FHA Loans

MONROE, 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.

Monroe's 88 lenders originated 911 FHA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $155,425,000, with an average FHA loan value of $170,609.

Monroe FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Monroe averaged 5.26% 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 5.49% and one month ago for the week of 2022-04-08, the average rate was 4.85%.

The average rate one year ago was 3.16%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-05-13, the average rate was 5.23%.

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Monroe 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 Monroe level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 182 2.74% $5,584
AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. 78 3.28% $10,207
Nations Lending Corporation 61 2.93% $4,911
UNION HOME MORTGAGE CORP. 47 3.25% $6,367
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 40 3.00% $6,318
MORTGAGE 1 INCORPORATED 38 3.33% $8,271
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 23 2.74% $6,844
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 22 3.06% $4,585
CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. 17 2.85% $5,676
The Huntington National Bank 16 2.94% $6,111
LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC 15 2.99% $4,016
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 13 3.20% $3,718
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 13 3.23% $3,219
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 12 2.92% $8,010
Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation 11 3.26% $8,367
Flagstar Bank, FSB 9 2.93% $5,704
ROSS MORTGAGE CORPORATION 9 3.65% $7,204
VILLAGE CAPITAL & INVESTMENT LLC 9 2.89% $2,945
GOLD STAR MORTGAGE FINANCIAL GROUP, CORPORATION 7 2.96% $7,166
Citizens Bank 7 2.98% $7,141
HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION 7 2.98% $4,810
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 7 3.25% $8,797
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 6 3.08% $5,948
EQUITY RESOURCES, INC. 6 2.92% $5,982
INSPIRE HOME LOANS INC. 6 3.08% $8,121
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 6 3.12% $5,786
GVC MORTGAGE, INC. 5 3.43% $9,962
ARK-LA-TEX FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC. 5 3.55% $6,616
EVERETT FINANCIAL, INC. 5 4.13% $5,423
NEWREZ LLC 5 3.02% $4,148
PLAZA HOME MORTGAGE, INC. 4 4.06% $4,431
SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 4 3.12% $3,698
RUOFF MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 4 3.53% $3,827
First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation 4 3.47% $4,904
LAND HOME FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 4 3.59% $7,633
TOWNE MORTGAGE COMPANY 3 3.08% $7,919
LIBERTY HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION 3 3.00% $7,955
BLG HOLDINGS, INC. 3 3.17% $7,519
GENEVA FINANCIAL, LLC 3 3.21% $8,030
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE, INC. 3 3.25% $9,146
Fifth Third Bank 3 3.00% $4,609
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 3 3.79% $8,238
ENVOY MORTGAGE, LTD 2 3.00% $8,147
BROKER SOLUTIONS, INC. 2 3.19% $7,211
HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 2 2.75% $4,763
Hometown Lenders, Inc. 2 3.75% $11,714
MICHIGAN MUTUAL, INC. 2 3.06% $8,553
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 2 2.69% $8,356
HIGHLANDS RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, LTD. 2 3.31% $10,256
J. VIRGIL, INC. 2 3.25% $10,693
STAUNTON FINANCIAL, INC. 2 3.44% $7,062
STEARNS LENDING, LLC 2 3.06% $6,057
Mortgage Research Center, LLC 2 2.94% $4,641
CARDINAL FINANCIAL COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 2 2.75% $8,905
AMERIFIRST FINANCIAL CORPORATION 2 3.69% $8,047
AMERICAN FINANCIAL RESOURCES, INC. 2 4.00% $7,779
NATIONS DIRECT MORTGAGE, LLC 2 3.31% $6,528
AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC 1 3.99% $2,334
First Merchants Bank 1 2.50% $3,605
EMBRACE HOME LOANS, INC. 1 2.38% $8,598
DAS Acquisition Company, LLC 1 4.00% $9,872
Colten Mortgage, LLC 1 3.50% $4,281
Colonial Savings, F.A. 1 3.38% $6,109
CMG MORTGAGE, INC. 1 4.38% $11,522
HOWARD HANNA FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1 2.63% $8,094
INLANTA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.25% $8,819
VAN DYK MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 3.00% $4,834
LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION 1 2.25% $8,031
Lakeview Community Capital, LLC 1 3.50% $2,985
CHURCHILL MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 3.00% $8,167
ALL WESTERN MORTGAGE, INC. 1 4.50% $12,704
MICHIGAN SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT 1 3.00% $3,069
MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 3.38% $5,873
MORTGAGE CENTER L.C 1 3.38% $5,732
NATIONS RELIABLE LENDING, LLC 1 2.75% $9,701
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. 1 3.88% $10,357
PLANET HOME LENDING, LLC 1 2.75% $3,875
BAYSHORE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC 1 3.25% $4,710
PNC Bank 1 3.13% $4,152
PRIMELENDING, A PLAINSCAPITAL COMPANY 1 3.75% $6,713
Residential Mortgage Solutions, Inc. 1 2.50% $7,726
SECURITYNATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY 1 3.00% $7,334
Servion, Inc. 1 2.88% $6,598
SIRVA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 2.50% $4,751
SOVEREIGN LENDING GROUP INCORPORATED 1 3.25% $9,136
SUCCESS MORTGAGE PARTNERS, INC. 1 3.88% $8,799
The State Bank and Trust Company 1 3.00% $4,752
UNIVERSITY LENDING GROUP, LLC 1 3.13% $8,753

The top Monroe FHA lender as defined by loan originations is QUICKEN LOANS, LLC, with 182 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $5,584, which is $4,623 lower than the next largest lender, AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC..

The lowest fee Monroe FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) ($3,219), PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC ($3,718), LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC ($4,016), FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION ($4,585) and Nations Lending Corporation ($4,911).

The lowest rate Monroe FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (2.74%), UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC (2.74%), CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. (2.85%), FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION (2.92%) and Nations Lending Corporation (2.93%).

Monroe FHA Loan Limits

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