Conventional Loans:
Are They the Right Product For You?

Conventional home loans are offered through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and are not federally insured. However, they offer many benefits to home buyers and home owners, such as being quick to process in many cases and having lower payments for some.

One of the many loan options offered by NLC Loans is a conventional mortgage home loan.

Conventional mortgages encompass fixed-rate and adjustable rate mortgages and are owned and funded by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – this type of mortgage includes about 35-50% of American mortgages and is not insured by the federal government.  Conventional home mortgage loans generally have a higher down payment and require a higher credit score than a standard government-backed mortgage. They are a popular option for homeowners and can be secured through a few different options. 


  • Offered through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Higher loan amounts are available
  • Mortgage insurance premiums apply until loan-to-value reaches 80%
  • Can be used to finance homes aside from a primary residence, such as an investment property or vacation home
  • Offers both fixed and adjustable rates
  • Require a minimum down payment of 5%
  • Typically has more stringent credit terms than an FHA loan

Think a conventional loan might be a good option for you or have questions you’d like to be answered? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

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