I'M A FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER

Buying a home, especially your first, can be a life-changing experience. Your community may have measures in place to help you fulfill your dream of homeownership. Check with your loan officer to find out what type of options are available to you.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Down Payment Assistance Programs for qualified applicants
  • Financing of up to 100% or more available to some applicants
  • 30 year fixed mortgages
  • Income and property restrictions may apply
  • Subject to availability in each state

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I'M AN EXPERIENCED HOME OWNER

If this is not your first home and you’ve been through this process before, we still have you covered. We can help you decide the best way to structure your loan for your financial goals.

LOAN FEATURES

  • No private mortgage insurance for loans with 20% down payment
  • Private mortgage insurance rates can vary based on credit score and loan to value
  • No private mortgage insurance options for less than 20% down payment
  • Second mortgage options to eliminate mortgage insurance

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I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY FOR A LARGE DOWN PAYMENT

The lack of a substantial down payment doesn’t have to end your dream of homeownership. There are programs for low or no down payment options for those looking to finance a primary residence.

LOAN FEATURES

  • VA loans (see “I’m a Veteran”)
  • State Bond Programs
  • USDA loans (see “I want to buy a home in a rural area.”

Up to 100% financing is available through:

  • Gift funds for down payment allowed
  • You do not have to be a first time homebuyer for some programs

    Loan amounts, income, and property restrictions may apply

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I NEED A LARGE LOAN AMOUNT

Loan amounts greater than $417,000 are called “jumbo” loans. These loans may have slightly different qualifying standards. Contact us to discuss your options.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Down payment as low as 5%
  • Loan amounts up to $2,500,000
  • Second home loans available

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I AM A VETERAN OR A MEMBER OF THE ACTIVE MILITARY

Service to our country is a tremendous sacrifice and one that benefits us all. We are committed to making home buying easy and affordable for these American heroes. Veterans Affairs (VA) offers special homebuyer benefits to active duty and qualified veteran members. The VA loan provides 100% financing and flexible qualifying standards.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Up to 100% financing available
  • No monthly private mortgage insurance
  • Seller can pay up to 4% of purchase price toward closing costs
  • At least one borrower must be a veteran, active duty or reserve member to be eligible

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I WANT TO BUY A HOME IN A RURAL AREA

Those who live in regions designated as a Rural Area by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be eligible for financing up to 100%. USDA loans are often available in areas that seem close to a nearby city. To learn if you are living in a Rural Area, and for more information on USDA income restrictions, click here.

LOAN FEATURES

  • 100% financing available
  • Property must be located in a USDA designated area
  • Income restrictions apply

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I WANT A FIXED RATE HOME LOAN

A fixed rate home loan is the preferred choice for many homebuyers. A fixed rate loan provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing your rate will not change over the life span of your loan. This option is especially attractive to buyers who plan on making this their home for many years.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Rate is fixed for the life of the loan
  • Loan term can be 10, 15, 20 or 30 years
  • Other loan lengths may be available

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I'M INTERESTED IN AN ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE

For short term investors or others who are confident they will only own their financed home for a limited time, an adjustable rate (ARM) can be an attractive option. The rate is fixed for a small period and adjusts over time, usually 3, 5, 7 or 10 year periods. Sometimes qualifying for an ARM loan can be more restrictive.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Most loans types are available with an Adjustable Rate

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I AM SELF-EMPLOYED

Self-employment is not a barrier to buying a home. The process may be a little different and will require documentation (typically a two-year history) to qualify you for a loan. If you don’t have a two-year history but are still interested in buying a home, contact someone on the Bank of Little Rock Mortgage team.

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I HAVE EXPERIENCED BANKRUPTCY OR A FORECLOSURE

A past bankruptcy or foreclosure does not necessarily mean you can’t get a mortgage loan. If your foreclosure was three or more years ago, and/or your chapter seven bankruptcy was discharged more than two years ago, there’s a chance we can help. Chapter 13 bankruptcy guidelines vary. Don’t hesitate to talk to one of our bankers today.

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I WANT TO BUY A SECOND HOME OR A VACATION HOME

When you’re ready to fulfill your dream of owning a second home, we’re more than happy to help. Contact us today to see how simple it can be to get started down the path toward your second home.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Down payments as low as 10%
  • Terms from 8 to 30 years

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I WANT TO BUY INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Owning a home as an investment can be a great asset. Loans to purchase investment properties can be different from a personal home loan. If you want to be a landlord, we can help you make that dream come true.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Down payment as low as 20%
  • Up to 10 properties can be financed

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I WANT TO BUY A CONDO

There are a number of ways we can assist you with your condo purchase. If the condo is qualifying, you can apply for a variety of loan programs. If your condo does not qualify for any of those loan offerings, talk to one of our bankers to learn more about your financing options.

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I WANT TO BUILD A NEW HOME

Every day we provide the financing to help clients build their own homes. Give us a call or contact a Bank of Little Rock Mortgage banker today to discuss your plans and the variety of loan options we offer.

LOAN FEATURES

  • Closing your construction and permanent loan with us could save you on closing costs.
  • Our construction loan rates are competitive.
  • Based on your expertise, you may be able to serve as your own contractor.

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