How is an FHA mortgage funded? Well an FHA mortgage is funded the same way as any other conventional loan. The only difference between an FHA mortgage and a conventional mortgage is the FHA provides insurance to who the lender is. And so there’s extra paperwork. So the money still comes from whatever lender wishes to lend you the money. And in this day and age of high finance, once you get a mortgage from let’s say Bank of America, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Regions or any of the other large lending institutions, they usually will sell the loan to the secondary market which is called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And they only retain the servicing rights so that when you make your payment you’re paying Bank of America and that’s fine, however, they really don’t own the loan. They’re merely servicing it for the secondary market, which is Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which sells bonds so that they can fund these mortgages which is high financing done in the billions of dollars and that’s what keeps the money available for our mortgage market. But FHA mortgages are funded the same way as any other ones are. They just have insurance and you have to pay a little bit extra for the mortgage insurance since you’re getting a high percentage loan to value.
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