A 15-year FHA loan with 22% down payment gets you out of paying PMI, which can actually make the FHA loan cheaper than a conventional. When we bought our house in 2012, the best FHA loan was a 2.75% 15-year fixed (no PMI with 22% down), but the best conventional was over 3% for a 15-year fixed.
Non-Conventional Federal Government Loans. A non-conventional loan is backed by the federal government. They will offer more flexible options for you if your credit is less than perfect. You might also qualify if your income is not very high. FHA Loans: If your credit score is not great, this might be the loan for you. They require small down.
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FHA vs. Conventional Loan: The Pros and Cons | The Truth. – Another benefit of going with a conventional loan vs. an FHA loan is the higher loan limit, which can be as high as $726,525 in certain parts of the nation.