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.
Conventional conforming loans are not made by a government entity, like FHA and VA loans, but instead follow the guidelines set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
VA loans are made by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation and guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to eligible veterans for the purchase or refinance of a home.
If you have credit challenges, an FHA loan may be the right answer for you, especially if you have been through a foreclosure or bankruptcy.
A jumbo loan, a type of non-conforming loan, is a home mortgage that allows financing for loan amounts that exceed the conforming maximum of $424,100.