Condo Loans from AFR Mortgage
At American Financial Resources our loan consultants are condo loan experts. They understand the ins and outs of obtaining condominium mortgages across the country. There are a few additional steps you may need to go through to purchase or refinance a condominium including obtaining a "condo questionnaire" form outlining information about the building that is important to the lender. The lender will want to know how many of the units are occupied, how many are used as rental properties, how financially secure the property owners association is, who pays for the upkeep, and how the property is insured. In new properties they will want to know how close to completion the project is, including common areas. All of these details affect the value of your unit, and the likelihood of the value increasing or decreasing. Sound confusing? Don't worry, we're here to help!
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Types of Condo Mortgage Programs We Offer
We offer a wide variety of condominium financing options including:
- 30, 20, 15 and 10 year conventional fixed rate mortgages
- 7/1, 5/1 and 3/1 adjustable rate loans
- Low money down FHA loans
- USDA rural housing loans
- VA mortgages for eligible military veterans and active duty personnel
- Jumbo loans for higher loan amounts
Benefits of a purchasing a condominium
Many people enjoy living in a condominium rather than in a single family home or a rented apartment. A few of the reasons are outlined below:
- Reduced maintenance - When you own a condo you are only responsible
for the upkeep of the interior of your property. Often times the landscaping,
painting the exterior of the building, maintaining the lobby, pool,
fitness center, or other common areas is all handled by property management.
You may pay property owners association fees (or POA fees) to help pay
for this maintenance, but you will share the costs with all of your
neighbors. POA fees often include insurance on the property as well,
but you may need to take out an additional policy to protect the contents
of your home such as your furniture, appliances, and other personal
- Own your own home in a high cost area - In many cities and
popular vacation destinations single family home prices are out of reach
for many Americans, but condo prices may be much more reasonable.
- Smaller home size - For a single person, small family, or
empty nesters who don't want or need a lot of space, a smaller condo
may be just the right fit. Of course there are also condos available
in a wide variety of sizes, including those with multiple floors.
Request a condo mortgage quote from American Financial Resources
Whether you are purchasing a unit or refinancing
a condo loan a condo loan, using the home as your primary residence
or a second home, have a large down payment or little
money to put down, we would love to help you find
the condo mortgage that is right for you. Request a quote for current
condo mortgage rates by giving us a call at 800-316-9508
to speak to a loan consultant right away!
10 Questions to Ask A Condo Board
Before you buy, contact the condo board with the following questions.
How many of the units are occupied?
What percentage of the overall project is completed? If not 100% complete, what is the schedule for completion?
What percentage of the common areas are completed? If not 100% complete, what the schedule for completion?
What are the owners association bylaws?
Is the project on HUD's list of FHA approved condominiums?
What are the property owners' dues, when are they due, and how are they collected?
What do the property owners' dues cover?
How financially stable is the property owners association? How much is kept in reserves, and what are funds used for?
What percentage of property owners are current on their dues? What is the process of collecting delinquent dues?
Are there any disputes going on currently?
Please provide the following information to get started on your quote.