– Seriously, how do you know whether it's better for you to get a conventional loan or an FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loan? The two loan types are miles.
FHA Loan Vs Conventional Mortgage Comparison – A 15-year FHA loan with 22% down payment gets you out of paying PMI, which can actually make the FHA loan cheaper than a conventional. When we bought our house in 2012, the best FHA loan was a 2.75% 15-year fixed (no PMI with 22% down), but the best conventional was over 3% for a 15-year fixed.
FHA vs. Conventional Mortgages: Which Is Right for You. – A conventional loan is a mortgage that does not require FHA mortgage insurance but qualifies for the underwriting requirements of government-sponsored mortgage finance companies such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.