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Homebuyer Options in St. Pete Beach, Florida

The FHA home loan in St. Pete Beach, Florida allows for borrower’s to qualify with smaller down payments.  Fico scores 580 and higher can qualify for a payment of 3.5% down.  Fico scores between 500 – 579 can still qualify with 10% down.  Pre-qualify for St. Pete Beach, FL FHA mortgage financing (888)429-6601.

Grants for St. Pete Beach, Florida Homebuyers are available to assist with down payments and or closing costs.  Grants at Smart Mortgage Centers are completely forgivable and you are not required to be a first time homebuyer.  The St. Pete Beach, FL grant program is only available to borrower’s applying for mortgage financing with Smart Mortgage Centers.

  •  580 Credit Score Required
  •  Grant is completely forgiven – no repayment required!
  •  Grant can be used for down payment and/or closing costs
  •  Seller Credit of 6% is allowed
  •  Gift funds are allowed!
  •  Borrower(s) not required to be First Time Homebuyers.
  •  Income limit is based on qualifying income used for     transaction, not household income.

Our licensed St. Pete Beach Mortgage Brokers are standing by to assist homebuyers with grant questions and pre-qualification. Apply for a Florida Grant Now at (888)429-6601.

St. Pete Beach, Florida Home Possible® mortgages offer low down payments for low- to moderate-income homebuyers or buyers in high-cost or under served communities.  Home Possible® offers two programs for Florida homebuyers.  Our Mortgage Brokers are standing by to explain Home Possible® and can answer any question you may have.

Pre-Qualify now for Home Possible® at (888)429-6601. Read more about the 3% Down option or the 5% down option.

Home Possible Advantage® 3% down program in St. Pete Beach, FL.

  • LTV: Maximum LTV of 97 percent; TLTV 105 percent.
  • Property Options: 1-unit properties, condos and planned unit developments; manufactured homes are not eligible.
  • Flexible Sources of Down Payments:Down Payment can come from a variety of sources, including family, employer-assistance programs and secondary financing.
  • Cancellable Mortgage Insurance: Mortgage insurance (MI) can be cancelled after loan balance drops below 80 percent of the home’s appraised value.
  • Stable Mortgages: Fixed-rate mortgages with a term of up to 30 years.
  • Refinance FlexibilityPurchase and no cash-out refinancing options available.
  • Income Flexibility: No income limits in underserved areas. Use the Home Possible Income & Property Eligibility Tool to see income limits for specific properties.
  • Primary Residence Only: All borrowers must occupy the property as their primary residence.

Home Possible® 5% down program in St. Pete Beach, FL

  • LTV: Maximum LTV and TLTV of 95 percent.
  • Property Options: 1-4 units, condos and planned-unit developments; manufactured homes are eligible with certain restrictions.
  • Flexible Sources of Down Payments:Down Payment can come from a variety of sources, including family, employer-assistance programs and secondary financing.
  • Cancellable Mortgage Insurance: Mortgage insurance (MI) can be cancelled after loan balance drops below 80 percent of the home’s appraised value.
  • Mortgage Flexibility: 15- to 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 5/1, 5/5, 7/1 and 10/1 ARMs.
  • Refinance Options: No cash-out refinancing option is available for borrowers who occupy the property.
  • Income Flexibility: No income limits in underserved areas. Use the Home Possible Income & Property Eligibility Tool to see income limits for specific properties.
  • No Credit Score Necessary:Borrowers without credit scores are eligible for mortgages with down payments as low as five percent.

HomeReady® for St. Pete Beach, Florida Homebuyers

Our low down payment mortgage designed to help lenders confidently serve today’s market of creditworthy low- to moderate-income borrowers. HomeReady qualified Mortgage Brokers are standing by to answer questions and pre-qualify homebuyers now. Pre-Qualify for HomeReady® call (888)429-6601.

Ideal St. Pete Beach HomeReady Borrowers

  • Have low to moderate income
  • Are first-time or repeat homebuyers
  • Have limited cash for down payment
  • Have a credit score ≥ 620; borrowers with credit scores ≥ 680 may get even better pricing
  • Have supplemental boarder or rental income
  • Are looking to purchase or refinance

Cancellable Mortgage Insurance*

Unlike government-insured loans, with HomeReady, borrowers may have the option to cancel their mortgage insurance once their home equity reaches 20%. This can result in lower monthly payments down the road.

Flexible Funding

With HomeReady, cash for down-payment and closing costs can come from multiple sources, including gifts, grants, and Community Seconds ® – with no minimum personal funds required.

A USDA home loan in Florida is a zero down payment mortgage for eligible rural and suburban homebuyers. USDA loans are issued through the USDA loan program, also known as the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program, by the United States Department of Agriculture. 

St. Pete Beach USDA Mortgage Brokers are available to answer questions and supply homebuyers with pre-approvals to shop for eligible St. Pete Beach homes.   Our Mortgage Brokers are happy to look up eligible Florida USDA properties or homebuyers can check to see if a property is eligible here.

Pre-Qualify for a USDA Home Loan (888)429-6601.

For eligible veterans and active duty military personnel a St. Pete Beach, Florida VA mortgage loan can be a wonderful benefit to take advantage of. The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees these loans, which can finance as much as 100% of the value of the property, ensuring low rates and easier qualification guidelines when compared to conventional loans.

Local St. Pete Beach VA Mortgage Brokers (888)429-6601.

In addition to the excellent VA mortgage rates, and no money down option there are a number of advantages to obtaining a VA home loan, such as:

VA Benefits in St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • Buy a Home with No Down Payment
  • Refinance up to 120% of your Home’s Value
  • Use your VA Benefits even if you used them in the past
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  • No mortgage insurance premiums
St. Pete Beach, Florida VA Construction Loan
Building a home might be complicated, but financing it doesn’t have to be. This is where our One-Time Close Construction to Permanent Loan comes in.
Financing the land and construction in two phases seems a little cumbersome to us. Rather than one closing prior to breaking ground, and then a second closing prior to move in day, this program has just one closing. In one settlement the financing for the construction, lot purchase (if not already owned), and permanent loan are all arranged. Benefits of a One Time Close Construction to Permanent Loan.
Save Money One appraisal, one set of closing costs, one underwriting and approval process…Eliminating the redundancy of a second closing reduces all of these costs, potentially saving the borrowers time and money when it counts.
Reduced Interest Rate Risk
Because the interest rate is locked in prior to the single closing and before the start of building, it eliminates the concern that rates could rise during construction. Any increase in rates could make the home less affordable or even jeopardize loan approval if ratios are tight.
No Payments During Construction
Once the loan is finalized, the payments don’t start until the home is complete. This is a huge selling point for many buyers who need to pay for another place to live until they can move into the new property.
No Re-Qualification
Once the closing is complete and the loan is in place, borrowers don’t have to worry about re-qualifying. With many traditional construction to permanent loans, the buyers will have to re-qualify at the end of the construction phase. Now the buyers can enjoy preparing for life in the new home without concern that purchasing new furniture or other items could impact their loan approval.
Low Interest Rates
Because OTC Construction programs are backed by either the FHA or the VA the pricing is extremely competitive, making building a new home a more affordable option.
St. Pete Beach, Florida VA Renovation Loan
The VA Renovation Loan brings together some of the most innovative and attractive features of several popular mortgage programs. It provides no money down financing that covers not only the current value of the property, but the cost of remodeling and repairs as well. This program is intended for minor updates and work done on the home at a cost under $35,000, with no minimum renovation cost requirement.
Buying a Florida home with VA Renovation
When purchasing a property with a VA Renovation Loan the plans for the work, including information on the general contractor, are evaluated with the other documentation during the underwriting phase. An appraisal will show the value of the home both before and after the renovation is complete. Once the work is finished there will be a final certification by a VA Inspector to ensure the home meets the property standards and is ready to be enjoyed by its new owners.
Refinancing a home with VA Renovation
Consumers are often surprised to learn that renovation loans, including the VA Renovation Loan, can also be used to refinance an existing St. Pete Beach mortgage. This can be an excellent alternative to a second mortgage or cash-out refinance when the funds will be used to repair or update the subject property.

Still looking for more options?  Don’t worry Smart Mortgage Centers will find you the perfect loan to fit your needs:

  • For larger scale renovation projects, including structural updates: FHA Standard 203(k) Loan
  • To finance luxury projects such as installing a pool or outdoor kitchen: Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Mortgage
  • Streamlined, simplified VA refinance option if repair costs are not needed: VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL)

Smart Mortgage Centers offers alternative lending programs in St. Pete Beach, Florida to help borrowers who may not meet general Agency financing guidelines. 
St. Pete Beach Mortgage Brokers are ready to assist you with Non-Prime Home loans (888)429-6601.

St. Pete Beach, Florida Non-Prime loans are also known as temporary or fixer loans for borrowers who are on their way to Prime but need a little help before they qualify. Non-Prime loans characteristically are made to borrowers who have had a past credit event or events in the form of Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Short Sale, late payment, collection, charge-off, etc. Additionally, a borrower seeking a Non-Prime loan in St. Pete Beach can use alternative documentation to qualify, in form of bank statements, liquid assets, and other forms of income not typically accepted by government lending criteria. Non-Prime loans usually have increased rates of interest and costs for providing access to capital while providing the ability to participate in the economy and housing market. Non-Prime loans should only be looked at as a temporary solution to an immediate need.

Non Prime Program in St. Pete Beach, Florida
  • Rates starting in the low 5’s 
  • 1 day out of foreclosure, short sale, bankruptcy or deed-in-lieu 
  • Loans up to $1 million 
  • Credit scores down to 500 
  • Up to 90% LTV 
  • DTI up to 50% considered 
  • Owner-occupied, 2nd homes, and investment properties 
  • Non-warrantable condos considered 
  • Jumbo loans down to 500 score 
  • 5/1 ARM or 30-year fixed 
  • No pre-payment penalty for owner-occ and 2nd homes 
  • No active tradelines OK with housing history 
  • SFRs, townhomes, condos, 2-4 units 
  • Seller concessions to 6% (2% for investment)

Bank Statement Program in St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • No tax returns required 
  • 12 month personal bank statements 
  • 24 month business bank statements 
  • Loans up to $3 million 
  • Credit scores down to 620 
  • Rates starting in the low 5’s 
  • Up to 90% LTV on Personal and Business  
  • DTI up to 50% considered 
  • Owner-occupied, 2nd homes and investment properties  
  • 2 years seasoning for foreclosure, short sale, bankruptcy or deed-in-lieu 
  • Non-warrantable condos considered 
  • Jumbo loans down to 660 score 
  • 5/1 ARM or 30-year fixed 
  • No pre-payment penalty for owner-occ and 2nd homes 
  • Seller concessions to 6% (2% for investment) 
  • 2 year self-employed required

St. Pete Beach, Florida ITIN PROGRAMS (Individual tax identification number loan)

Smart Mortgage Centers offers mortgages that are designed to help people who have a tax id number (ITIN) but no social security number. Program 1

  • Minimum Down Payment of 15% is Required 
  • Use Tax Return or Bank Statements to Document Income 
  • Most Property Types Accepted 
  • Gift Funds Allowed 
  • Quick Closings 
  • Fixed Rate Mortgage with 15, 20, or 30 Year Term

Program 2

  • Purchase, Refinance, Investment Properties 
  • 20% Down Payment (Gift allowed) Call for details 
  • 2 Years Tax Returns 
  • 2 Years W2 or 1099 
  • 3 Months Bank Statements 
  • Passport, ITIN Card, Drivers License

Second Chance Program

  • Second Chance Program Highlights 
  • Up To 80% Ltv 
  • No Minimum Credit Score 
  • Full Doc Only-43% DTI 
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure And Short Sales Are Ok 
  • Deferred Maintenance Is Acceptable On Purchases 
  • Up To 7% Seller Help Allowed 
  • Gift Funds Are Acceptable 
  • Need 2 Months PITI Post-Closing 
  • May Consider 1st Time Homebuyer With Larger Down Payment

Inherited Property Program Losing a family member is difficult, but keeping a home in the family after a loss should not be.Whether you need funds for repairs, the buy out of another heir or cash out, we have a solution.

  • Up To 80% LTV & Up To 5 Year Term 
  • No Minimum Credit Score 
  • Future Value of Rental Income Considered 
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure And Short Sales Are Ok 
  • Deferred Maintenance Is Acceptable 
  • Debt Consolidation Allowed 
  • Rehab Money Escrow for Future Value to Sell Available 
  • Refinancing of Reverse Mortgages Available

Foreign National Partnership Program General Requirements – Max LTV 75% Max Loan Amount $1,000,000 Qualify at 640 FICO score Designed for experienced investors. Income and employment are not verified. Documentation – Copies of the borrower’s passport and unexpired visa must be obtained The following visa types are accepted for foreign nationals: – B-1 and B-2, H-2 and H-3, I, J-1 and J-2, O-2, P-1 and P-2 Assets – NO Reserves required Funds for down payment and closing costs must be sourced or seasoned for 60 days – Must be in US depository for 30 days prior to closing Credit – 3 open accounts with a 2-year history Letters of reference allowed 2-year housing history can be used as tradeline **All documents must be translated by a certified translator

Whether your home improvement projects are large or small, a home renovation loan from Smart Mortgage Centers may be right for you. With a home improvement loan, you’ll be able to finance simple upgrades, remodeling or more complex renovation projects, and everything in between. Monthly payments on home renovation loans are typically lower than credit cards or personal loans and, in some cases, financing may even be tax deductible*. If you’re considering a home remodel, here is more information about home remodeling loans and what they can do for you and your home.

Get your St. Pete Beach, FL Home Renovation Questions answered now (888)429-6601.

FHA 203k Loan

If you plan to purchase a fixer-upper or renovate your existing home, an FHA 203(k) loan may be the perfect loan for you. FHA 203(k) loans in St. Pete Beach, Florida are backed by the federal government, and are a great loan option for those who want to purchase a home and perform upgrades, repairs, remodel or customize to their needs and wants. Smart Mortgage Centers has FHA 203(k) specialists standing by to answer all of your FHA 203(k) Renovation Loan questions. 

Fannie Mae HomeStyle®

The Fannie Mae HomeStyle renovation loan allows you to either purchase a new home or refinance your existing home and make personalized improvements with one loan closing. The cost of your personalized improvements is placed in an interest-bearing Escrow account and disbursed as the work is completed and inspected. The St. Pete Beach, Florida HomeStyle loan does not have any minimum amount of improvements or any restrictions on the type of repairs that can be included in your loan. The only requirement is that any improvement must be permanently affixed to the property and adds value to your property. HomeStyle allows you to build home equity while increasing your comfort and enjoyment in home ownership.

What Is A St. Pete Beach, Florida Manufactured Home Loan?

Manufactured home loans are designed for factory-made homes built on a permanent chassis, and generally come in single or two-section units. This option offers various types of loans for homebuyers: FHA, VA, and conventional loans. Our Licensed Mortgage Brokers are ready to assist you at (888)429-6601.

What Are The Advantages Of A Manufactured Home Loan?

They may be small homes, but don’t be fooled – they come with big benefits. If you’re considering a manufactured home loan, these are some of the advantages:

  • Manufactured home loan rates are affordable
  • You can choose between a conventional, FHA, or VA loan
  • Down payment options as low as 3.5% for FHA and 5% for conventional
  • Manufactured homes are environmentally friendly

The Requirements Of A Manufactured Home Loan

To find out if a property qualifies for a manufactured home loan, it makes sense to seek the advice from a lender, like us. But here are some general guidelines:

  • The home was built on or after June 15, 1976
  • Has no wheels and is designed as a single-family dwelling
  • Has a minimum of 400 sq. ft. for an FHA mortgage
  • Has a minimum of 600 sq. ft. for a conventional loan
  • Is permanently affixed to the property site for more than 12 months
  • You have a credit score of at least 580 for an FHA or 620 for a conventional (Other restrictions may apply, depending upon product and State.)

If you like small home living, or If you’re a renter and want to take the first step to homeownership, a manufactured home loan in St. Pete Beach, Florida could be right up your alley. A Florida Mortgage Broker can give you more information on manufactured home loan rates and whether this loan is the right option for you.

St. Pete Beach, Florida Bad Credit Home Loan

We specialize in loans other banks turn down If you have been turned down for a conventional mortgage due to the property type, source of income, or a credit hiccup we may be able to help. We offer program’s designed to help borrowers who have had a previous bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure. We also have a loan program for self-employed borrowers. These programs often require a higher down payment.

Credit scores from 500 – 579. Call to see if you qualify (888)429-6601.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida Homebuyer

Most people dream about owning a home for years before it becomes a reality. It can be scary to take that leap into home ownership, but it is a wonderful feeling to not be throwing money away on rent month after month. You also have the pride in knowing you own your own home, and can truly make it yours. Get started with a fast pre-approval (within minutes), we will supply you with St. Pete Beach home loan options that make sense.  No application fees, free quotes, lower rates and of course more options. Smart Mortgage Centers is recognized for its awarding winning service since 1997 and 5.0 customer ratings with Google, Better Business Bureau, Zillow, Yelp and Facebook.

Buying your St. Pete Beach, Florida Home

What To Expect

A great question to ask yourself is, am I confident in my Mortgage Broker?  You already picked out your home, or maybe you plan on buying in the future.  On your initial contact your Mortgage Broker will acknowledge your current situation, analyze and explain what options are best for you.  Credit scores, income, job history, loan programs, mortgage payment and rates are a few things that will be discussed.  Don’t worry our licensed St. Pete Beach, Florida Mortgage Brokers will go at your pace and thoroughly explain everything.

When Can I Shop For my St. Pete Beach, Florida Home?

Once your friendly Mortgage Broker gives you a pre-approval you will be able to shop for your dream home.  Our pre-approval process takes under 10 minutes.  Your pre-approval lets Real Estate agents and sellers know you are a serious and can afford to buy. Don’t have a Real Estate agent but would like one?  Just ask we can refer you one.  A Real Estate agent will be able to assist in finding the right home at the right price.

When Can I Close On my St. Pete Beach, Florida Home?

FAST! that is the goal for all of our clients.  Every scenario is different, knowing this our Mortgage Brokers and support staff are available for support 24 hours a day.  You will also have technology at your finger tips, including online applications, secure document uploads and electronic signatures.  Taking responsibility early, your mortgage broker will know what documents are needed – gathering what you need and having it ready to submit will move your mortgage along quickly.  Estimated closing times are available on our home page.

Why Clients Are Choosing Smart Mortgage Centers

  • No application fee
  • Lower rates
  • More Programs
  • Excellent Customer Service – Read hundreds of stories
  • Complaint Free Awards

Get pre-approved now and start shopping for your new St. Pete Beach, Florida home. Not seeing a loan option?  Chances are we have it call (888)429-6601 or start your online application.

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St. Pete Beach is a coastal city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, famous for its status as a tourist destination. St. Pete Beach was formed from the towns of Pass-a-Grille, Belle Vista, St. Petersburg Beach and unincorporated Pinellas County. At the time of its incorporation in 1957, its name was St. Petersburg Beach. On March 9, 1994, locals voted to officially change the name to the shorter version of St. Pete Beach, to distinguish it from the city of St. Petersburg a few miles to the east. The population was 9,346 at the 2010 census.[5]

St. Pete Beach’s downtown is centered on Corey Avenue. This district contains many bars, restaurants and shopping popular with both tourists and locals.[6][7][8] The Pass-a-Grille Historic District and the historic Don CeSar beach resort are located at the southern end of the beach.

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