Manufactured homes are a popular, affordable, and sustainable housing option. Our team specializes in offering flexible and budget-friendly financing options to help you move into your dream home sooner than you imagined. Tidewater Home Funding is your trusted partner in securing the best modular and manufactured housing financing solutions across Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. Our mortgage experts are here to guide you through every step, ensuring you make a sound investment in your future.
Manufactured homes are built in factories and then transported to their designated sites. Unlike traditional homes, they are built entirely in controlled factory environments under the guidelines of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). By opting for manufactured housing, you unlock a plethora of advantages. These homes are notably more affordable and energy-efficient compared to traditional homes. The manufacturing process also ensures timely construction without weather-related delays, and offers an array of customization options, allowing you to tailor your home to your unique tastes and requirements.
What Manufactured Housing Loan Programs are Available?
Federal Loan Programs
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loans for manufactured homes providing a favorable option for many buyers. These loans are known for their lower down payment requirements and more relaxed credit score standards.
For veterans, active-duty service members, and their families, VA mortgage loans can be an option. These loans offer numerous benefits including no down payment and competitive interest rates.
If you're looking to purchase a manufactured home in a rural area, you might be eligible for a USDA loan. These loans often feature no down payment and lower mortgage insurance costs.
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Fannie Mae's MH Advantage program is designed for homebuyers of manufactured homes that have features similar to traditional single-family homes. It offers benefits like lower down payments and competitive interest rates.
Freddie Mac Home Possible
The Freddie Mac Home Possible loan is another option providing flexible credit terms and low down payments for qualifying manufactured homes.
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Many state and local governments and housing organizations offer loan programs to assist with the purchase of manufactured homes. These programs often feature attractive benefits like down payment assistance and reduced interest rates. It's advisable to contact our team so we can help guide you with options available in your area and capitalize on these opportunities.
Virginia Housing Loans
Formally known as VHDA, Virginia Housing allows for the financing of manufactured homes through FHA, VA and Rural Housing (USDA) loan programs that meet program requirements.
A manufactured home is built entirely in a factory, following the federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are transported to the site.
Yes, but it depends on several factors including whether the home is on a permanent foundation, if you own the land the home is on, and the age of the home. Meeting these criteria can potentially allow you to secure a traditional mortgage.
For manufactured homes, several financing options are available including FHA loans and USDA loans, each having their own set of requirements and benefits. Additionally, Conventional loans are available through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae if certain criteria are met.
Yes, refinancing is available for manufactured homes under certain conditions, including the home being on a permanent foundation and the owner holding title to the land on which the home sits. The refinancing terms can vary based on lender policies and market conditions.
Down payment requirements can vary widely based on the lender, the loan type, and the borrower's credit history. In general, it's possible to find financing options that offer low down payment requirements, similar to those of traditional site-built homes.
Interest rates for manufactured homes can be slightly higher compared to traditional homes due to the perceived higher risk associated with manufactured homes. The exact rate can depend on several factors including your credit score, down payment amount, and the lender's policies.
Yes, many lenders offer loan programs that allow you to finance the purchase of both the land and the manufactured home together, creating a single mortgage with one monthly payment.
Credit score requirements can vary based on the lender and the type of loan you are getting. However, many lenders prefer a credit score of 620 or higher for manufactured home financing. FHA loans may have more lenient credit score requirements.
Yes, there might be federal, state, or local grants and programs available to assist with the purchase of a manufactured home. These can include down payment assistance programs, affordable financing options, and more. It's best to consult with a mortgage loan officer to explore your options.
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Gee came recommended from my real estate agent and I'm glad I reached out. Tidewater was able to provide a loan that was far and away the best available, nearly a full point lower than the best rate from one of the major national lenders at the time. Gee and her team were knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. I was also impressed at how prompt they were in communication. This made navigating a few interesting situations that arose during my purchase much easier.
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Michelle Phillips was very hands on from the beginning to the end. This was our second house we bought with her assistance and both times they were stress free. Whenever I had a question and reached out to her she was quick to respond. The whole office is full of hard friendly workers. In my opinion they’re the best.
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We are so happy we chose Farmers Bank Home Mortgage to do our refinance. We were very fortunate that we had the opportunity to
work with Jennifer Simpson, who is an amazing loan officer. She went above and beyond every step of the way right up to closing
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I highly recommend Farmers Bank Home Mortgage. Jennifer Simpson made my home refinance process as simple as possible from start to finish. She kept me updated every step of the way. Thank you, Jennifer for an excellent experience.
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Deb Olmstead at Tidewater Home Funding is prompt, professional, and personable. She went out of her way to make sure everything was as
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Closing went awesome and smooth as can be.. Thank you so much for the basket of goodies.. Between you guys and Martha we were spoiled.. Just got water n power on and believe it or not half of the house is packed and moved to the new house already.. We were very blessed to have had you as our loan officer and doesn't hurt that you have an awesome staff like Linda and all.. Thank you thank you so much again Paul for being so patient and considerate you have made our dreams of being home owners true.
Good experience. Enjoyed working with Paul.
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This is not a commitment to lend. All loans subject to program guidelines including credit and property approval. If refinancing an existing loan, the total finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan. These materials are not from HUD, VA, or FHA and were not approved by HUD or any other government agency. Sample payment obligation may be greater than what is stated in scenario. Please contact a licensed loan officer for more information.