A conventional loan is any mortgage loan that is not insured or guaranteed by the government (such as under the Federal Housing Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, or Department of Agriculture loan programs).
Conforming and Non-conforming – each has their own benefits in terms of risk, credit score and loan limits. Whitley Mortgage can help you determine which one will be best for your needs.
If you qualify for a conventional mortgage, there are a number of advantages. First, the loans are usually processed more quickly than government mortgages because you’re applying straight to the lender, which means you don’t need to wait extra time for approval from any government programs. Also, you won’t need to pay for the mortgage insurance premiums that are required for certain government programs, but be aware that if you don’t put at least 20 percent down, you’ll most likely be required to pay for private mortgage insurance.