A Conventional Mortgage refers to any mortgage loan that is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Government. They can be conforming and non-conforming loans. Conforming loans have terms and conditions that follow guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Conventional loans are flexible in that they work for first time homeowners to the seasoned investors
A FHA Home Loan is a mortgage loan that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against default. It was created after a surge of foreclosures and defaults in the 1930's to help stimulate the economy while providing Mortgage Lenders adequate insurance.
A construction loan is usually a short-term loan that provides funds to cover the cost of building or rehabilitating a home. In general, construction loans have higher interest rates than longer-term mortgage loans used to purchase homes. The money borrowed through a construction loan is typically provided in a series of advances as the construction progresses. Payments sometimes start on a construction loan six to 24 months after the loan is made.