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2.6.1 Types of Loans

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Getting to the closing table - mortgage application There are many types of loans available to consumers in the U.S. market. In part, this is because mortgage lenders make money only if they can find a way to make you a loan. Additionally, it is because home ownership has long been a priority of the U.S. government.  They have put money and programs behind this priority. Much of the diversity in mortgage loan programs can be understood with reference to three factors:
  • The “Term” — 10, 15, and 30-year loans
  • The “Payment Structure” — fixed rate, adjustable rate, and balloon.
  • The “Source” — FHA, VA, conventional, and jumbo loans