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Conventional Loans

Conventional Loans for Coral Springs and Beyond

Among the loans offered by Sunshine State Mortgage, located in Coral Springs are Conventional Loans. Conventional Loans are mortgage loans that are not insured by the government (like FHA, VA, USDA Loans), but they typically meet the lending guideline that have been set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Most conventional loans are given by private lenders who sell the loans to a Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs) Typically conventional loans have better rates, terms and/or lower fees than other types of loans, however conventional loans typically require a borrower to have good-to-excellent credit, reasonable amounts of monthly debt obligations, a minimum down payment of 3% and reliable monthly income. Conventional loans are ideal for borrowers with excellent credit. Some conventional loans may require as high as a 20% down payment depending on residency, such as second homes, condos or investment properties.

Conventional LoansMost Common Types of Conventional Loans

Fixed Rate Mortgages: Your rate and payment never change.

  • 30 Year Fixed Loan
    Benefits: Lowest fixed monthly payments
  • Flexible Years
    Benefits: We have the ability to construct your loan to any number of years you like. Anywhere from 30 years down to 5 years. This option will give you the ability to structure your payment to your preference or budget.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages: After the initial fixed period your interest rate can change.

  • 3/1 ARM
    Fixed Rate for 3 Years, Adjustable Rate for the remaining 27 years
  • 5/1 ARM Fixed Rate for 5 Years, Adjustable Rate for the remaining 25 years
  • 7/1 ARM Fixed Rate for 7 Years, Adjustable Rate for the remaining 23 years

What are the Conventional Down Payment Requirements?

Buying a home in Coral Springs or the surrounding areas in South Florida? For Purchase transactions Conventional Loans require the home-buyer to put down a minimum down payment of 3% of the purchase price of the home. For a Refinance transaction, most lenders require at least 10% equity in the property. Typically, loan companies will verify any bank and investment statements to ensure the borrower has sufficient funds to cover the down payment and any relevant closing costs. As a general rule of thumb, your debt to income ratio cannot exceed 43% however; we can go higher depending on a number of factors.

What types of property are eligible?

Most conventional loan programs allow you to purchase single-family homes, townhouses, warrantable condos, planned unit developments or any 1-4 family residences.

Conventional Loan Pros & Cons


  • Higher loan limits
  • Available for second homes and investment properties
  • Lower PMI rates that FHA
  • Adjustable-rate and fixed-rate loan terms available
  • No PMI with 80% loan-to-value ratio


  • Higher credit score requirements
  • Stricter qualifying guidelines

Find out if a Conventional Loan is Right for You

If you are looking for a conventional loan in Coral Springs or anywhere nearby, call or fill out this quick form and we will get right back to you with the answer.

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