A conventional loan is a mortgage that is not guaranteed or insured by any government agency
as FHA, VA, or USDA. Conventional loans are either conforming or non-conforming. Conforming
mortgages are required to conform to underwriting guidelines and loan limits set by Fannie
or Freddie Mac, whereas non-conforming
mortgages have loan amounts higher than the loan limits set by Fannie Mae / Freddie
WHO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CONVENTIONAL LOANS?
Conventional loans are great for many home buyers because of
their faster home loan process, low costs, and added flexibility. When applying for a
conventional loan, you must meet three initial requirements:
Be able to make a down payment
Meet the minimum FICO credit score (often 620 or above)
Prove a stable income
Another benefit to taking out a conventional loan is the flexibility they provide for
different types of local properties. Eligible properties for conventional loans include
single-family homes, condominiums, multi-unit properties, and planned unit developments.
So, if you have a decent credit score and available funds to make a down payment on an
eligible property, it is likely you qualify for a conventional loan.
TIPS FOR TAKING OUT A CONVENTIONAL LOAN
Most importantly: RESEARCH. Before taking out a loan, make sure to speak with a licensed Loan
Officer about the perfect loan for you, and look into mortgage loan mistakes. Some of the
most common mistakes people make when applying for a conventional loan is not checking their
credit beforehand and ignoring the real expenses of homeownership.
Fannie Mae® is a registered trademark of Fannie Mae.
Freddie Mac® is a registered trademark of Freddie Mae.
Disclaimer: This communication is for informational purposes only, this is not a commitment to
lend. Individual buyer's financial circumstances may be different and may result in
different interest rates, costs, and payments. All programs are subject to change or
cancellation at any time and without notice. Please consult your licensed Loan Originator to
learn more about mortgage products, your eligibility, and ask for an official Loan Estimate
before choosing your loan.
We recently had the distinct honor and pleasure to work with Mike Zamani (of CostPro) to refinance our home mortgage. Mike made our journey through today’s finance world a smooth process and actually somewhat easy. He was always available to answer questions, offer explanations promptly, patiently, and competently. Mike’s communication style and even his voice, which is crisp, succinct, yet calming helped us feel we were in very good hands. Beyond Mike himself, his team were also very efficient, competent, and worked with us to assure things happened smoothly. We highly recommend Mike Zamani! A gentleman and scholar indeed, with a great personality to boot!
Thanks again Mike!
It's the day after I closed on my Re-Fi and I still can't believe it!
I was contacted by a bank and after looking at my file, they said I
needed to get a co-signer! I forgot about doing it until I got a
call from Tony. He looked everything over and thought it was doable.
They put Tony through the wringer. No matter what we gave them, they
wanted more. Finally, they ran out of things to ask us and said YES!
If anyone but Tony had called me I would not of had the same result.
I will be forever grateful!!
To whom it may concern,
this is to confirm that Brian Mays, Lee Garoutte, and their team are
some of the most dedicated people to work with, they went out of the
way and bent over backwards to make sure that my loan went through.
They went over and above to get the task completed. I highly
recommend Brian, Lee, their team to anyone who is trying to get
their loan approved.
Dear Tony Christensen, I just wanted to say thank you for all your
help refinancing my home, you were very helpful and explained every
detail so that I could understand every step we were doing. Thank
you very much for all your help and I am very happy that I chose to
refinance with you. I will recommend you to any of my friends that
want to refinance. Thank you again for all your help, You Were
I am very glad to say, when I called Costpro and Michael answered my
call. Great personality and experience working with him. I totally
recommend working with him.
Mike Z at Costpro Lending was a pleasure to work with. We called him
on a few issues we wanted answers to and would always get back to us
in a timely manner. A couple times we wondered how thing were
progressing through the holiday and the next day we received an
update from him. Great customer service. We would definitely
recommend. Thank you Mike Z…:)