Urban Honolulu FHA Loans

URBAN HONOLULU, HI

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.

Urban Honolulu's 53 lenders originated 771 FHA loans during 2021. The total origination value was $341,095,000, with an average FHA loan value of $442,406.

Urban Honolulu FHA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year FHA mortgages in Urban Honolulu averaged 4.98% 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 5.21% and one month ago for the week of 2022-04-08, the average rate was 4.47%.

The average rate one year ago was 2.98%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-05-13, the average rate was 4.99%.

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Urban Honolulu 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 Urban Honolulu level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION 61 2.56% $15,275
HomeStreet Bank 60 2.38% $11,865
MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. 46 2.60% $3,440
Bank of Hawaii 45 2.65% $12,549
HighTechLending Inc 40 2.66% $18,071
GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY 39 2.73% $15,651
DHI MORTGAGE COMPANY, LTD. 28 2.78% $13,777
QUICKEN LOANS, LLC 27 2.57% $13,646
LOANDEPOT.COM, LLC 26 2.62% $15,808
HOMEBRIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 22 2.64% $13,392
ROUNDPOINT MORTGAGE SERVICING CORPORATION 19 2.74% $20,068
MANN FINANCIAL INC. 18 2.87% $18,199
PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC 15 2.78% $11,570
HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION 13 2.59% $13,243
Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) 13 2.76% $10,564
CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. 11 2.68% $14,096
AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION 10 2.59% $15,402
SECURITYNATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY 10 3.00% $21,554
CMG MORTGAGE, INC. 9 2.99% $17,132
ACADEMY MORTGAGE CORPORATION 9 2.74% $14,888
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC 9 3.18% $15,292
AMERICAN FINANCING CORPORATION 8 2.52% $14,909
UNITED WHOLESALE MORTGAGE, LLC 7 2.55% $19,963
CROSSCOUNTRY MORTGAGE, LLC 6 2.96% $18,093
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc. 6 3.06% $15,277
CARDINAL FINANCIAL COMPANY, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 6 2.88% $25,202
GUARANTEED RATE, INC. 6 2.94% $15,520
SUN WEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. 4 2.84% $21,921
FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORPORATION 4 3.31% $16,281
Ameris Bank 4 2.63% $15,481
AMERISAVE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 4 2.75% $13,088
Nations Lending Corporation 4 3.19% $31,713
CELEBRITY HOME LOANS, LLC 4 2.87% $20,349
AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. 3 2.71% $16,354
V.I.P. MORTGAGE, INC. 2 2.38% $27,360
AXIA FINANCIAL, LLC 2 2.56% $16,737
COMPASS HOME LOANS, LLC 2 2.75% $18,748
Flagstar Bank, FSB 2 2.69% $9,206
The Federal Savings Bank 2 2.69% $19,921
MLD MORTGAGE INC. 1 2.25% $14,073
MASON MCDUFFIE MORTGAGE CORPORATION 1 3.13% $20,957
PREMIER MORTGAGE RESOURCES, L.L.C. 1 2.88% $26,446
PRIMELENDING, A PLAINSCAPITAL COMPANY 1 3.00% $14,734
LAND HOME FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 1 3.50% $10,152
INTERNATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, INC. 1 2.75% $19,957
Home Mortgage Alliance Corp 1 2.75% $14,824
STEARNS LENDING, LLC 1 2.99% $12,769
SUMMIT FUNDING, INC. 1 2.75% $18,083
Sunflower Bank 1 2.99% $19,909
First Federal Bank 1 2.75% $16,806
CLEARPATH LENDING 1 2.75% $10,797
FINANCE OF AMERICA MORTGAGE LLC 1 2.63% $16,413
MUTUAL OF OMAHA MORTGAGE, INC. 1 2.88% $15,736

The top Urban Honolulu FHA lender as defined by loan originations is FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, with 61 FHA loans originated. Their average total fees are $15,275, which is $3,410 higher than the next largest lender, HomeStreet Bank.

The lowest fee Urban Honolulu FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are MID AMERICA MORTGAGE, INC. ($3,440), Mr. Cooper ( Nationstar Mortgage ) ($10,564), PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC ($11,570), HomeStreet Bank ($11,865) and Bank of Hawaii ($12,549).

The lowest rate Urban Honolulu FHA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are HomeStreet Bank (2.38%), FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION (2.56%), QUICKEN LOANS, LLC (2.57%), HOME POINT FINANCIAL CORPORATION (2.59%) and AMERICAN PACIFIC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (2.59%).

Urban Honolulu FHA Loan Limits

Metro County Year Single Family Limit 2 Family Limit 3 Family Limit 4 Family Limit
URBAN HONOLULU, HI HONOLULU 2022 $747,500 $956,950 $1,156,700 $1,437,500

Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - Urban Honolulu (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 $699,000 (-5.2%) $1,327,936 (-3.8%) 2.57 2,203
2018-02-01 $692,000 (-3.2%) $1,295,750 (-5.0%) 2.50 2,271
2018-03-01 $689,900 (-1.0%) $1,249,314 (-6.9%) 2.39 2,357
2018-04-01 $692,500 (-2.5%) $1,230,491 (-6.5%) 2.32 2,460
2018-05-01 $692,000 (-4.2%) $1,223,174 (-7.2%) 2.31 2,510
2018-06-01 $695,000 (-2.8%) $1,160,197 (-10.6%) 2.32 2,628
2018-07-01 $689,500 (-1.4%) $1,148,505 (-9.8%) 2.30 2,768
2018-08-01 $699,000 (0.0%) $1,151,124 (-10.0%) 2.34 2,781
2018-09-01 $699,000 (0.6%) $1,182,673 (-6.4%) 2.34 2,810
2018-10-01 $692,500 (0.4%) $1,164,525 (-7.0%) 2.32 2,853
2018-11-01 $698,500 (1.2%) $1,152,131 (-8.5%) 2.34 2,956
2018-12-01 $699,000 (0.0%) $1,162,450 (-11.0%) 2.39 2,946
2019-01-01 $699,000 (0.0%) $1,153,588 (-13.1%) 2.41 2,996
2019-02-01 $699,000 (1.0%) $1,130,158 (-12.8%) 2.34 3,124
2019-03-01 $699,000 (1.3%) $1,144,875 (-8.4%) 2.28 3,111
2019-04-01 $699,000 (0.9%) $1,162,474 (-5.5%) 2.20 3,050
2019-05-01 $698,000 (0.9%) $1,158,836 (-5.3%) 2.15 3,024
2019-06-01 $699,000 (0.6%) $1,150,769 (-0.8%) 2.15 3,018
2019-07-01 $698,000 (1.2%) $1,145,087 (-0.3%) 2.17 3,138
2019-08-01 $694,143 (-0.7%) $1,148,944 (-0.2%) 2.18 3,101
2019-09-01 $688,944 (-1.4%) $1,151,527 (-2.6%) 2.19 3,092
2019-10-01 $677,500 (-2.2%) $1,158,452 (-0.5%) 2.16 3,144
2019-11-01 $668,000 (-4.4%) $1,161,736 (0.8%) 2.16 3,066
2019-12-01 $662,500 (-5.2%) $1,186,230 (2.1%) 2.21 2,888
2020-01-01 $649,404 (-7.1%) $1,168,245 (1.3%) 2.17 2,745
2020-02-01 $635,808 (-9.0%) $1,142,519 (1.1%) 2.05 2,800
2020-03-01 $625,000 (-10.6%) $1,135,749 (-0.8%) 1.95 2,858
2020-04-01 $609,000 (-12.9%) $1,110,991 (-4.4%) 1.90 2,849
2020-05-01 $610,000 (-12.6%) $1,093,641 (-5.6%) 1.85 2,836
2020-06-01 $629,000 (-10.0%) $1,109,028 (-3.6%) 1.84 2,795
2020-07-01 $622,500 (-10.8%) $1,134,619 (-0.9%) 1.78 2,598
2020-08-01 $605,000 (-12.8%) $1,135,838 (-1.1%) 1.73 2,584
2020-09-01 $598,500 (-13.1%) $1,134,794 (-1.5%) 1.71 2,471
2020-10-01 $598,000 (-11.7%) $1,161,782 (0.3%) 1.71 2,444
2020-11-01 $599,250 (-10.3%) $1,177,701 (1.4%) 1.72 2,381
2020-12-01 $582,500 (-12.1%) $1,196,601 (0.9%) 1.71 2,493
2021-01-01 $570,000 (-12.2%) $1,217,076 (4.2%) 1.68 2,480
2021-02-01 $549,500 (-13.6%) $1,249,220 (9.3%) 1.58 1,908
2021-03-01 $572,000 (-8.5%) $1,273,383 (12.1%) 1.60 1,820
2021-04-01 $597,000 (-2.0%) $1,306,664 (17.6%) 1.60 1,748
2021-05-01 $625,000 (2.5%) $1,430,043 (30.8%) 1.65 1,584
2021-06-01 $675,000 (7.3%) $1,419,129 (28.0%) 1.75 1,570
2021-07-01 $687,500 (10.4%) $1,405,892 (23.9%) 1.79 1,578
2021-08-01 $697,000 (15.2%) $1,120,400 (-1.4%) 1.83 3,199
2021-09-01 $699,000 (16.8%) $1,122,256 (-1.1%) 1.84 3,178
2021-10-01 $699,000 (16.9%) $1,112,364 (-4.3%) 1.84 3,182
2021-11-01 $709,500 (18.4%) $1,395,737 (18.5%) 1.87 1,578
2021-12-01 $692,000 (18.8%) $1,404,101 (17.3%) 1.85 1,498
2022-01-01 $685,000 (20.2%) $1,385,208 (13.8%) 1.83 1,396
2022-02-01 $691,500 (25.8%) $1,348,366 (7.9%) 1.76 1,428
2022-03-01 $720,000 (25.9%) $1,373,683 (7.9%) 1.78 1,368
2022-04-01 $770,000 (29.0%) $1,402,464 (7.3%) 1.81 1,368
Urban Honolulu's median listing price for 2022-04-01 was $770,000, a difference of $173,000 (29.0%) versus the prior year and $50,000 versus the prior month.

Urban Honolulu's median listing price comes in at 181% of the national average.

Urban Honolulu's average listing price for 2022-04-01 was $1,402,464, a difference of $95,800 (7.3%) versus the prior year and $28,781 versus the prior month.

For the 2022-04-01 period, Urban Honolulu had 1,368 MLS listings, a difference of 0 listings (0%) versus the prior month and -380 listings (-22%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - Urban Honolulu (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 67 days 1,253 sqft
2018-02-01 54 days 1,248 sqft
2018-03-01 51 days 1,242 sqft
2018-04-01 52 days 1,262 sqft
2018-05-01 54 days 1,262 sqft
2018-06-01 55 days 1,271 sqft
2018-07-01 56 days 1,274 sqft
2018-08-01 58 days 1,294 sqft
2018-09-01 61 days 1,280 sqft
2018-10-01 65 days 1,269 sqft
2018-11-01 65 days 1,269 sqft
2018-12-01 71 days 1,243 sqft
2019-01-01 67 days 1,230 sqft
2019-02-01 61 days 1,215 sqft
2019-03-01 58 days 1,224 sqft
2019-04-01 58 days 1,235 sqft
2019-05-01 57 days 1,255 sqft
2019-06-01 56 days 1,243 sqft
2019-07-01 56 days 1,227 sqft
2019-08-01 59 days 1,211 sqft
2019-09-01 62 days 1,189 sqft
2019-10-01 64 days 1,175 sqft
2019-11-01 67 days 1,149 sqft
2019-12-01 75 days 1,144 sqft
2020-01-01 78 days 1,113 sqft
2020-02-01 71 days 1,101 sqft
2020-03-01 60 days 1,098 sqft
2020-04-01 70 days 1,057 sqft
2020-05-01 84 days 1,043 sqft
2020-06-01 93 days 1,031 sqft
2020-07-01 88 days 1,003 sqft
2020-08-01 80 days 983 sqft
2020-09-01 79 days 959 sqft
2020-10-01 78 days 978 sqft
2020-11-01 84 days 966 sqft
2020-12-01 89 days 966 sqft
2021-01-01 106 days 938 sqft
2021-02-01 83 days 895 sqft
2021-03-01 67 days 898 sqft
2021-04-01 66 days 933 sqft
2021-05-01 63 days 984 sqft
2021-06-01 51 days 1,021 sqft
2021-07-01 48 days 1,037 sqft
2021-08-01 47 days 1,145 sqft
2021-09-01 45 days 1,146 sqft
2021-10-01 45 days 1,126 sqft
2021-11-01 47 days 1,000 sqft
2021-12-01 56 days 949 sqft
2022-01-01 64 days 927 sqft
2022-02-01 53 days 938 sqft
2022-03-01 48 days 972 sqft
2022-04-01 49 days 1,039 sqft
Urban Honolulu's median listing age (time on market) for 2022-04-01 was 49 days. This is -26% shorter than the same period one year ago.

Urban Honolulu's median square footage for active listings during the 2022-04-01 period was 1,039 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 933 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).