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What are the costs associated to convert an FHA loan to a conventional loan?

by sam.lionni933 from Reno, Nevada. Apr 21st 2014 Reply


Chris Gummerson (cgummerson11)
#397 ranked lender in California - 648 contributions

Each loan costs varies from lender to lender. Costs go down as interest rate increases. You can also get a no closing cost option. Call a local mortgage loan officer and get a quote based on your scenario.

Apr 21st 2014
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Jeff Shumway (jeff@mortgagesforamerica.org)
#40 ranked lender in Nevada - 49 contributions

Hi Sam. As was said below, costs can vary depending on your lender. At Mortgages for America, all of our loans have $0 Lender Fees. Feel free to contact me through my profile and we can discuss your specific situation and see if I can help save you some money!

Apr 21st 2014
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William J Acres (William_Acres)
#73 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,726 contributions

Since loans cannot be "converted".. what you would be doing is an actual refinance, and the costs are subjective based on the property type, value, loan amount, impounds, etc.. each lender has their own fees, and those that say "zero costs" are full of it.. no one works for free.. title companies don't insure loans with out charging, appraisers are not charity workers, and your lender will not refinance you without compensation.. Costs are a part of financing, but regardless of how it's shown, it's you that pays.. you either pay by bring in cash to close, add closing costs to your loan, or you choose a higher rate and the lender pays the fees.. but in all 3 scenarios, it's you that pays.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com

Apr 21st 2014
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Larry Gray (lgray_312_247)
#596 ranked lender in California - 1,139 contributions

When you decide to "convert" from an FHA loan to a conventional loan, what youare really looking at doing is a standard refinance into a conventional loan. You are probably looking to avoid any mortgage insurance. If for any reason yourappraised value comes in low and thus the amount of equity you have in the property is less than 20%, then you may be looking at a monthly mortgage insurance cost or a higher rate to absorb that cost.As far as actual settlement and closing costs you can likely have a cost of aroundperhaps $2100 to $3000, if you elect to not have taxes and insurance impounded. Otherwise, be sure and include the cost for new impounds, while the current lender will send you any remaining impounds via a check, 3 weeks after funding.Usually selecting to have a "no closing costs" loan, will result in a couple of eighthshigher rate.

Apr 21st 2014
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Michelle Curtis Loan Originator NMLS 401173 (EmbassyFundingLLC)
#1 ranked lender in Florida - 2,242 contributions

you will have to pay for title insurance and any escrows that are needed to start your escrow account as well as any lender fees if they charge any. Those are your main fees, there are some small others as well. Usually you can wrap all closing costs into the loan.

Apr 21st 2014
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Jarrod McOmie (Jarrod)
#13 ranked lender in Utah - 120 contributions

Unfortunately you cannot "convert" an FHA loan into a Conventional. However, you can refinance your current FHA loan into a Conventional. This is a very popular thing to do right now since Interest rates are still relatively low and with the uptick home values, homeowners are able to refinance and at times drop their Mortgage Insurance completely. Even if you are not able to completely eliminate your Mortgage Insurance, now is an opportune time to take advantage of the combination of relatively low interest rates and increased home values. If you are looking for someone to help, I have a great co worker that is located in NV and would be happy to help. Best of luck!

Apr 21st 2014
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Jericho Cherry (Jerichocherry)
#56 ranked lender in Virginia - 1,107 contributions

All the costs that are associated with a refinance would apply.

Apr 21st 2014
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Joe Metzler (JoeMetzler)
#1 ranked lender in Minnesota - 4,033 contributions

You can't just convert a loan, but you can refinance from an FHA loan into a conventional loan. The loan will have all standard closing costs... Most people roll the costs into the loan so there is little to no out-of-pocket expense. IN MN, WI, visit www.TwinCityHomeLoans.com

Apr 23rd 2014
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