Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC recently announced that it has broadened its portfolio of government loan programs by offering USDA loans through its retail and wholesale lending operations. Requiring low – and in some cases no – down payment or cash reserve, Carrington’s USDA loan program complements the company’s existing range of government products designed to increase the borrowing potential of real estate consumers, offering them, the agents and the brokers who serve them a competitive advantage in today’s real estate market.
With a USDA loan through Carrington, eligible borrowers can obtain up to 100 percent financing on a home’s appraised value. Purchase, Rate/Term Refinance and Streamline Refinance options are available to borrowers with a debt-to-income ratio of 29/41 and a minimum FICO score of 580 (other restrictions may apply).
“Carrington is deeply committed to providing a wide range of products that meet the individual needs of borrowers – and that give the real estate professionals and brokers who serve them the confidence to close transactions,” says Ray Brousseau, Executive Vice President of Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC’s Mortgage Lending Division. “By adding USDA loans to our government-based portfolio, we’re providing consumers with an additional lending option that can make purchasing or refinancing a property more accessible.”
In addition to its USDA loan program, Carrington offers FHA and VA purchase loans, as well as FHA Streamlines and 203k products for borrowers looking to refinance their mortgages. The company recently expanded its credit requirements on all government products, reducing the minimum FICO score to 580 to make qualifying for loans easier on the borrower. To further extend lending opportunities among consumers, the company has also modified its guidelines to include manufactured houses as eligible properties for FHA and VA loan programs, omit overlays for FHA first time home buyer loans, and add non-traditional credit guidelines for FHA borrowers with limited or insufficient credit.