A conventional loan is a mortgage that is not guaranteed or insured by any government agency, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
A Jumbo loan is a plus-size home loan weighing in at a dollar amount above what are called the conforming loan limits. A jumbo loan will typically come with more demanding requirements than a smaller, conforming mortgage.
An FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration that can be a great option for buyers who wish to put down less than 20%. FHA loans also have less stringent guidelines than some other loan products for income and debt requirements, which makes it a popular mortgage for first-time homebuyers.
A VA Loan is a mortgage loan issued by approved lenders and guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program was created in 1944 by the United States government to help returning service members purchase homes without needing a down payment or excellent credit.
A USDA loans are zero-down-payment mortgages for rural and suburban homebuyers. USDA loans are issued through the USDA loan program, also known as the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program, by the United States Department of Agriculture.
A reverse mortgage is a loan for seniors age 62 and older. HECM reverse mortgage loans are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and allow homeowners to convert their home equity into cash with no monthly mortgage payments.