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Types Of
Home Loans

Navigating The Mortgage Landscape.
Finding The A Better Loan For You!

Choosing a home loan is a big commitment and learning about the different types of home loans can be like learning a new language–challenging. The good news is that we have a team of experienced Home Loan Experts to answer all of your questions and will be your guide to find the right home loan for you. We’ll partner with you, and keep you informed at every stage of your home financing journey. When you are a part of the AmeriHome family, we want you to know that we are invested in your financial success today and tomorrow. Imagine the possibilities with your better home loan!

Mortgages Defined

Understanding mortgage loan types will help you to be knowledgeable and informed. When you work with our Home Loan Experts, we’ll provide customized lending solutions, helping you make decisions with honest and clear information. Let us help find the right AmeriHome loan for you today.

Loan Options

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20 To 30-Year Mortgage

Ideal for homeowners looking to stay in their homes for at least five to 10 years. A 20 to 30-year mortgage has a longer loan term giving you the flexibility to have more wiggle room in your budget with a lower payment over the life of the loan.

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Fixed-Rate Mortgage

A home loan with an interest rate that remains the same for the entire loan term.

  • Provides long-term predictability with monthly payments
  • Easier to plan your budget since the rate doesn’t change
  • Gives you peace of mind in knowing the exact amount you’ll be paying on your mortgage
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10 To 15-Year Mortgage

The better home loan if you want to save on interest and pay off your home sooner. With a 10 to 15-year mortgage, you keep more money in your wallet! This shorter-term option allows for optimal budget planning and an expedited path for financial growth.

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Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

A home loan with an interest rate that can change throughout the life of the loan.

  • Typically, the initial interest rate of an ARM is lower than a Fixed-Rate Mortgage
  • Allows you to save money in the short term since there are lower monthly payments in the early stage of a loan term
  • Ideal for borrowers who don’t plan on staying in their homes for a long period of time

Loan Types

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Conventional Loans

A great option for borrowers with good credit.

  • Get started with a down payment as low as 3%
  • Higher amounts available
  • No Mortgage Insurance required for loan amounts up to 80% of your home value
  • Cash-out refinance available up to 80% of home value
  • Rate and term available up to 95% of home value

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VA Loans

Exclusive loan benefits open to active or retired military personnel, VA loans have more flexible credit requirements.

  • Get started with no down payment required with approved credit
  • Allows for higher debt to income ratios than conventional loans
  • No mortgage insurance needed
  • VA refinance and purchase solutions
  • VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans available with no appraisals

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Portfolio Expanded

A mortgage option with a broader set of qualifying guidelines and is designed to help those that might have previous home financing challenges. Ideal for investors, self-employed, retirees and borrowers that have little to no income but have significant assets.

  • Higher loan amounts available up to $2.5 million
  • Refinance and cash-out options available
  • Cash-out available up to $500,000
  • Primary residence, vacation homes, and investment properties
  • Loans for single-family homes, condominiums, and 2-4 unit properties
  • Maximum number of financed properties 20+

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Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) Loans

A mortgage option ideal for real estate investors to finance residential investment properties.

  • Loans up to $1 million
  • 30-year fixed full and interest-only amortizations
  • 15-year fixed amortization
  • 5/6, 7/6 and 10/6 SOFR Adjustable Rate
  • Up to $500,000 Cash-Out option
  • No employment information or tax forms required

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FHA Loans

A mortgage with more relaxed eligibility requirements. Enjoy easier credit qualifications and higher debt-to-income ratio flexibility.

  • Get started with a down payment as low as 3.5%
  • Cash-out refinance available up to 80% of home value
  • Rate and term refinance available up to 97.75% home value
  • FHA Streamline Refinances available with no appraisal needed

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Jumbo Loans

An excellent option for financing homes that are more expensive than traditional homes or are in cities with a higher cost of living. This lending option provides additional flexibility for applicants with good to excellent credit.

  • Higher loan amounts available up to $3 million
  • Purchase, refinance and cash-out options available
  • Cash-out available up to $500,000
  • Primary residence, vacation homes, and investment properties
  • Loans for single-family homes, condominiums, and 2-4 unit properties

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Portfolio Express

Great for clients that pay cash for their homes.

  • Up to 85% no Mortgage Insurance
  • Fixed and adjustable rates available 
  • Ideal for high-credit established borrowers

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HomeReady® & Home Possible® Loans

Great for First Time Home Buyers — these loan programs offer an easier path to homeownership and refinancing.

  • Get started with a lower required down payment
  • Multiple down payment sources allowed
  • Lower credit score qualifications
  • Wider income flexibility
  • No cash-out refinancing

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Bonus! We are committed to being your mortgage company now and into the future. Finance the purchase of a home or refinance with us ONCE and save up to $1,000 on ALL future refinances or home purchases!
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Our loan officers will be there for you every step of the way, helping you find a finance package that works with your lifestyle.

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Pay off all of your debt as fast as you can, with no penalty. At AmeriHome, it’s our job to help you own your home free and clear, as fast as you can.

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My experience with AmeriHome has been a 5 star experience all the way. Mimi Le, the loan officer, was very personable and made sure that every question that I had was answered with a smile. The assistant, Elsie Barajas, continued this experience very professionally and gracefully and the processor, Kenneth Ornelas, got me to the finish line with making sure that I was 100% satisfied. Overall the customer service was red carpet all the way. I’m glad to have worked with such professionals and friendly team. I would refer AmeriHome to my family, friends and loved ones.

~ Twana R.

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What a pleasant loan process from application to signing. Loan consultant worked with me every step of the way to find the best solution for my needs, explained everything clearly, made sure everything went smooth. Highly recommend AmeriHome Mortgage. Thanks for the great service.

~ Kyle

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This has been such a delightful process. The team that assisted in our Loan process was the best I have ever encountered. We were always aware of what was going on. The loan [officer] Sean Grote and his assistant Aryana Mata not only contacted us through email but also made personal phone calls to keep us informed. They made sure all our questions were answered. The processor Marie [Eliasson] that completed the loan was always available, very professional and a pleasure to work with. I will recommend this company!!!!!

~ Tina-Tim Wood

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  • Customer Service for existing accounts:
  • 888.469.0810
  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Pacific
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  • AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC
  • NMLS ID 135776
  • Company Headquarters
  • 1 Baxter Way, Suite 300
  • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3888
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    1As a member of the AmeriHome family, borrowers are part of the AmeriWallet Rewards program. If you completed a home loan with us once, you will qualify for a $500 off lender fees and up to $500 credit toward out-of-pocket appraisal fees paid for all of your future refinances or home purchases done with AmeriHome, for any property you own. To qualify for this offer, you must have previously financed the purchase of a home or refinanced with AmeriHome. You have financed with AmeriHome when AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC appears on the previous Promissory Note for your loan, and you are listed as a borrower on the Note. Credits will be applied only if your loan closes with AmeriHome. This offer can not be combined with any other offers and is not applicable for FHA Streamline, or VA IRRRL Refinance transactions. Other restrictions may apply. Terms and conditions are subject to change. AmeriWallet Rewards program is subject to termination without notice.

    *By refinancing, your total finance charge could be higher over the life of the loan.

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