Loans March 16, 2023

Assumable Loans: A Hidden Secret in Real Estate Financing

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In the world of real estate financing, knowledge of loans can be the key to unlocking hidden opportunities. One such opportunity is assumable loans.  A type of creative financing that not many people are aware of, but can be a game-changer when interest rates hit 6-7%. As a Realtor®, I am a wealth of knowledge and a problem solver, and I am here to share this valuable information with you.


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What are Assumable Loans?

Assumable loans are mortgage loans that can be transferred to a new borrower, allowing them to take over the existing mortgage terms and payments. This means that the buyer can assume the seller’s existing mortgage instead of obtaining a new mortgage. This can be beneficial for both buyers and sellers, especially when interest rates begin to rise.

Which Loans are Assumable?

FHA, VA, and USDA loans are all assumable loans. However, the assumability of an FHA loan will depend on the date the loan was issued. FHA loans that were issued before December 1, 1986, are assumable without the need for approval from the FHA or the lender. FHA loans that were issued after December 1, 1986, are assumable, but the buyer must meet certain qualifications and receive approval from the lender. VA loans are generally easier to assume than other types of loans, but the buyer must still meet the VA’s eligibility requirements, and the lender must approve the assumption. USDA loans are also assumable, but the buyer must meet certain qualifications and receive approval from the lender, just like with FHA loans issued after December 1, 1986.


What exactly are FHA Loans?

Now there are several types of FHA loans. The government offers a vast amount of money-saving programs and loans to prospective homebuyers. Here are five common types of FHA loans:

  1. Basic Home Mortgage 203(b)
  2. FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage
  3. 203(k) Rehab Mortgage
  4. Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims Section 203(h)
  5. Good Neighbor Next Door

A little bit of history can be found here on the HUD website.

Benefits of Assumable Loans

Assumable loans can be a solution when interest rates hit 6-7%. If the current interest rates are at an all-time high, buyers may be hesitant to make a purchase, as the monthly mortgage payments could be out of their budget. However, with an assumable loan, buyers can assume the seller’s existing mortgage at a much lower interest rate, which means they can purchase the home at a lower cost and save money on interest over the life of the loan. This can make a big difference in their monthly budget and overall financial stability. Additionally, sellers who are looking to sell their home quickly can market their home as an affordable option for buyers, which can increase interest and help the home sell more quickly.

Talk to a Professional

Assumable loans are not widely known, and many people are unaware that this type of creative financing even exists. However, it’s worth exploring this option, especially when interest rates begin to rise. If you’re interested in exploring assumable loans further, it’s worth talking to a professional, such as a real estate agent or a mortgage broker. As a realtor, I am always here to spark a conversation and help you gain trust in the process. I can help you navigate the complexities of creative financing and find the best solution for your unique situation. By taking advantage of assumable loans, you can save money, find affordable housing options, and make the most of your real estate investments.

In conclusion, assumable loans are a hidden secret in real estate financing, but they can be a valuable solution when interest rates hit 6-7%. By assuming an original loan at a low interest rate, buyers can save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan, and sellers can market their homes as affordable options in a competitive market. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity – talk to a professional today and explore the benefits of assumable loans!

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March 16, 2023