Conventional Loans

The most common type of prime loan you can use to purchase a property is called a conventional loan. Conventional loans conform to the maximum loan limits established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Unlike certain other types of loans such as FHA loans, they are not backed up by government funds.

Typically, the timeframe for paying off a conventional loan will range anywhere from 10-30 years. Down payments may be as low as 3% or as high as 20%. Fees and terms governing conventional loans depend on a number of different factors, including your credit score, borrower profile, the property you are purchasing, the down payment you provide, and the lender you select.

What is the Maximum Loan Limit for Miami-Dade County?

Conforming loan limits throughout the US have been raised for 2018. As of this year, the conventional loan limit for Miami-Dade county is $453,100. This is for single-unit properties, and is the same loan limit which applies to most counties across the country. If you need a larger loan, you may need to apply for a jumbo loan.

Basic Qualifications for a Miami Conventional Loan

Borrowers who want to be approved for a conventional loan in Miami will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be purchasing a qualifying property, as stipulated above.
    Conventional loans are for properties worth $453,100 or less.
  • You should have a solid credit score. The higher your score is, the better.
    A higher score typically will qualify you for better rates, terms, and fees.
  • You need enough to cover your down payment.
    Making a higher down payment can sometimes free you from the requirement to purchase private mortgage insurance. There are however some great opportunities available for favorable loan terms even with a lower down payment. Through our wide network of lenders, we can help you find a competitive loan even if you cannot afford a high down payment.
  • Your income-to-debt ratio is important as well.
    Ideally, your debts should comprise less than 50% of your total income. There are some exceptions, however. If your assets are worth enough to offset any perceived shortcomings in your income-to-debt ratio, you should still qualify for a conventional loan.

Applying for a Conventional Loan in Miami-Dade County

With so many factors impacting the interest rates, fees and terms of conventional loans, you want to make sure that you are getting an affordable loan which is going to meet your needs.

Lending Bankers Mortgage has established relationships with more than 130 lenders in the Miami area. This allows us to connect you with a diverse selection of conventional loans. That way you can choose the rates and terms which are right for you. If you are ready to get started, please give us a call at (786) 220-1100.

Lizzy Spaccarotella
Lizzy Spaccarotella
22:12 13 Aug 19
I had the best experience working with Claudia Castano, she was the loan officer and our office acted as the closing agent on a transaction. We really work as a team, she made the process easy and we closed the transaction on time as she promised. The buyer was super happy. We look forward to work with Claudia again!read more
Erika Spaccarotella
Erika Spaccarotella
23:34 12 Aug 19
I finally got my dream home thanks to Claudia Castano from Lending Bankers. I thought I’ll never get a loan but she helped me with the all process, THANK YOU CLAUDIA for all ur help! You are the best!read more
Merlin Friesen
Merlin Friesen
01:44 26 May 19
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Avisha Kassir
Avisha Kassir
15:41 04 Apr 19
Alex helped me purchase my first investment multifamily in Miami and very thankful for the awesome service I received! Super easy to work with, efficient and helped every step of the way and even came to closing which was awesome!! Highly recommend Alex! Can't wait to purchase my next 2 unit!!read more
Fiorella Mazzei
Fiorella Mazzei
16:37 16 Mar 19
Mr David of Lending Bankers Mortgage helped me to get a loan. He was such a professional advisor, always available to answer my questions and always clear and patient. I am not an US citizen and I was worry about the loan, but thanks to him and his staff everything was fine. Thank you Lending Bankers!read more
sanja
sanja
18:35 21 Feb 19
I dont have words to discribe our amazing experience with Gustavo, that is part of this company. So professional, so responsive, so full with knowledge and always there when we needed. I can not be thankful enough to Gustavo for everything he did and for the smoothest closing ever. Thank you Gustavo for everything. You are the best read more
Aldo Enderica
Aldo Enderica
15:47 04 Jan 19
Amazing team! Had a great experience working with them on a hard to place loan. They never let their foot off the pedal and kept going until the end and as a result had an extremely smooth closing.
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