If you are moving into a new home in Royal Oak, Detroit, or elsewhere in Michigan, a competitive mortgage unlocks the door to your future.
One of the most popular types of home loans in MI is a conventional mortgage. With this type of loan, borrowers with strong profiles may qualify for down payments as low as 3%.
What is a Conventional Loan?
Borrowers often ask us what a conventional mortgage is, and how it differs from other types of loans.
Any loan that is not backed by the government is a conventional mortgage. In most cases, when customers ask about conventional loans, they are referring to conforming loans. These loans fall within the conforming loan limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
You can contrast a conventional conforming loan with a conventional jumbo loan.
Do you qualify for a conforming loan? To find out, you need to check the loan limits in your county.
Royal Oak is in Oakland County. Here are the conforming loan limits in Oakland County, Michigan:
Wayne County, Michigan, where Detroit is located, has the same conforming loan limits.
If you need help looking up the loan limits in any particular county in Michigan or Florida, we can assist you during your consultation.
Qualifying for a Conventional Mortgage in Royal Oak
If you have a competitive profile as a borrower, you can qualify for a competitive conventional loan. Lenders assess:
Your credit score
Your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio
Your ability to make a down payment
Many borrowers believe that they need to put 20% down to buy a home with a conventional loan.
But with a low-risk profile, you might be able to get your down payment as low as 3%.
But if you do put down more, you might qualify for a lower interest rate.
During your consultation, we can help you evaluate the pros and cons of large and small down payments, and help you choose a conventional mortgage that is right for you.
Move Into a Michigan Home Now With a Competitive Conventional Mortgage
Ready to begin? Whether you are shopping for a home in Michigan or Florida, Mortgage City can connect you with the right loan. To get started now, please call us today at (248) 930-8709 to schedule your consultation.
These guys are true pros at making the homebuying process as easy and stress free as possible. Great communication the whole way through. Couldn't recommend them more!
17:52 27 Apr 22
I would like to give a big shout out to Alex Foster at Mortgage City!! He was always available to help us during the whole process of buying our first home!l He was patient and always had the answer to our questions!
04:59 02 Apr 22
Alex was incredible! He worked diligently and aggressively to ensure the best possible mortgage terms for my first home purchase. There were several aspects I had extra questions about and Alex explained them in an easy to understand manner. He is always reachable. If I could give a 6-star rating, I would. You want Alex on your team when you’re putting together your home buying team!
20:33 30 Mar 22
Alex Foster and the professionals at Mortgage City are an absolute pleasure to work with, I highly recommend them to all of my friends and family!
23:32 28 Mar 22
Well educated group willing to walk you through the process from start to finish. Very quick response when I asked any questions and felt like my refinance was finished within a week.
01:52 08 Mar 22
Jared from Mortgage City was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions almost instantly throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend this company.
22:19 06 Mar 22
Thank you AJ for helping me through my first time buying a home. You were very knowledgeable and professional! There wasn't anything that you didn't make clear, and I would recommend you to anyone buying a home!
02:27 04 Mar 22
I worked with AJ and he was wonderful!! He was very quick to respond to any of my questions and always knew what to say! He was always super bubbly and friendly! Would definitely recommend!!!
00:58 02 Mar 22
Great experience here with Morgage city! Genevieve Elkins was my loan officer for my refi and she stayed extremely hands on with me and my account, from start to finish! I am an extremely busy person so havng her there to remind me of what I need and when I need it was very helpful, and you can tell she cares about finding the best plan/rate for you! PLUS being so busy, having them coordinate the closing at my office was huge for me.I am repaying my mortgage in 15 years instead of 30... with almost the same payment!
21:05 22 Feb 22
My husband and I would like to thank Jared for his professionalism.After being denied our original Loan with Michigan First Credit Union (two weeks to our closing date) we were referred to Jared at Mortgage City by our Realtor Carlos Turner. Jared was immensely thorough, prompt and had a structured means of communication which all played an essential and crucial role to our being able to get the approval on the same home and we were still able to close within the original closing date!! We are tremendously grateful for Jared’s proficiency!!Without a doubt, we would recommend Mortgage City to anyone who wants to do business with a company that upholds qualities such as professionalization, expertise, dedication, skill, and competency. You will not regret it….the end results are very Gratifying!Thanks again for everything Jared !!
18:01 08 Feb 22
Alex and his team were all-stars with helping us out with the purchase of our new home. You want a top-notch organization, look no further!! Morgage City has you covered!!
02:51 29 Jan 22
Alex and his team are without a doubt the best in the business. Alex is always available no matter the day or time. He is always responsive and takes a hands on approach when dealing with clients. Furthermore, he is able to offer extremely competitive rates. Five stars all the way for Alex and his team!!
21:52 27 Jan 22
Genna and her team are extraordinary. So responsive, professional. It was very important to them that I had a good outcome. It was very personalized service and I have referred many close friends and family to her and her team.
15:11 27 Jan 22
This was the first experience of buying a home for me and my wife and the team at mortgage city made it an easy and great experience. We worked with Alex Foster and he was available at all times and answered any questions we had quickly and thoroughly. We couldn’t of had a better experience as first time home buyers and would recommend Alex and the team at Mortgage City to anyone looking for a professional and stress free home buying experience. Thank you for helping our family find our new home!
01:33 09 Jan 22
This was my first time buying a home. Made everything about the home buying process so much easier. I worked with Aj, he was amazing! Always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had. He was very informative on what was needed and what to expect in the process. I couldn't have done this without his assistance. If you are looking for a Lender I highly recommend.
11:36 31 Dec 21
Jared is the real deal. Awesome communication and smooth process.
18:51 23 Dec 21
Jared was awesome! He is super knowledgeable, responsive, and kind.The process was quick and easy. Highly recommend Jared and Mortgage City.
22:28 14 Dec 21
Aj and his team did an outstanding job helping us with our mortgage. Aj had some great advice on different ways to handle our situation. Everything was handled so easily and he was always available to answer any questions or get us in touch with who could.
21:58 06 Dec 21
Absolutely loved working with Mortgage City. AJ Eid was the man. He made sure that everything was handled quickly, effectively and with the up most professionalism. AJ responded 24/7 nights and weekends just as quickly as during the weekdays. I started searching for a home and was unsure where to get my mortgage but Mortgage City was absolute top notch. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
15:38 26 Nov 21
AJ is very courteous, responsive, Professional and his follow up is exceptional. He was a tremendous help in getting us through the mortgage approval process.We definitely recommend him for your Motgage needs and look forward to working with him in the future.
23:15 10 Nov 21
I would highly recommend this mortgage company. Aj went above and beyond to help us. When a bigger broker gave up on us i turned to mortgage city and it was the best decision we made. I'm telling everyone i know who is thinking about buying a home or refinancing. I can't say enough good things about them.
16:27 04 Nov 21
14:11 21 Oct 21
To anyone looking for a mortgage company, I 1000% stan behind Mortgage City! Alex Foster, He is a GOD SEND! I swear he and his team made my home purchase a good experience, you will not regret choosing him. AND HIS RATES ARE TOP LINE!!!To Alex, i just want you to know how appreciative i am... I am at a loss for words. You have helped me make my dream come true... A home for my kids n grandkids. They way you looked out for me is just... God Bless you Alex may He bless you ABUNDANTLY!And one more thing before I go....THANK YOU FOR KELLY (KMS Processing)! She... Is AMAZING. She was just, omg, without her, i woulda went nuts. She made this major transition comfortable, she made me feel like I was family.Thank you...May both ur businesses burst with prosperity thru the Bounty of Jesus Christ...And to those purchasing a house, Happy HUNTING!!!!!With a very SINCERE HEART💙Trina Hughey
14:04 14 Oct 21
I had the pleasure of working with Chensea of Mortgage City and I’m so happy about it!! She went over and beyond for me and I did the same for her. She’s hands down the best LO I’ve worked with and plan on doing so in the future!
14:00 29 Sep 21
Jared was fantastic to work with and everything went very smoothly!
15:39 24 Sep 21
Jared, Alex and the rest of the team at Mortgage City were absolutely amazing! Cleared my purchase loan in 9 days! Easy, smooth process. Also sent me an amazing closing gift! Highly recommend Mortgage City for all of your mortgage needs!
13:49 09 Sep 21
Best refinancing experience! Alex found us a great deal and provided an incredibly easy and fast process. Hands down, light years better than our past experiences. Highly recommend!
22:53 01 Sep 21
I wanted to take the time to thank my broker, Alex Foster! His hard work, effort and time has given me the best rate possible while being diligent in answering/responding to all my first time homebuyer needs. I wouldn't have done it a different way!🙂His customer service, his attitude will continue to take him far and I see the reason he became a broker/owner in this field.Keep doing a great job, if I know others who would like to buy a home. I would refer them to Alex!!Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.~Williams
17:42 30 Aug 21
Can't say enough about Genevieve Elkins and her team at Mortgage City. My refi was started and finished in 2 weeks without any hassles. I will be going back for all of my home loan needs to these guys! Highly recommend!!!
14:46 26 Aug 21
Jared was extremely professional, efficient, and really easy to work with! Would recommend 1000 times! Thank you Jared!
23:53 23 Aug 21
After working with several people who seemed to have very little interest in helping us work towards financing, Jared went above and beyond to help us make our dreams come true. He was able to explain everything to us, quickly responded to any questions and did alot of the leg work making the process as simple as possible. 20/10 would recommend!
01:55 21 Aug 21
Genna gave us a great rate and was super friendly! She was very communicative and easy to work with!
17:33 11 Aug 21
Great team with amazing communication who truly fight for their clients! I Highly recommend them.
21:14 10 Aug 21
Working with an excellent, caring, responsive Chensea! I truly appreciate her patience with me and I know she truly cares! That is important to me.
14:58 10 Aug 21
Genna was fantastic to work with and made the refinancing process a breeze. She is very friendly and knowledgeable and didn't over complicate things (which I appreciate). Wouldn't go anywhere else!
19:49 09 Aug 21
Dreams do come true! Genevieve Elkins is not only professional, but efficient! She did not waste any of our time by finding us the best percentage for our Refi! I highly recommend asking for Genevieve personally, but on a whole Mortgage City is a top notch mortgage company!!!
19:43 09 Aug 21
Genevieve is an excellent person to work with! She worked incredibly hard to make sure we got our mortgage done as efficiently as possible and at the best rate possible! I highly recommend Genevieve to all of my friends and family!
19:02 09 Aug 21
Genna Elkins was so amazing to work with! Not only was she personable, friendly, and caring, she was professional. She always made time for all of our questions and had our loan approved in no time! Our rate was even lower than what we expected it to be and she made sure everything was smooth sailing from start to finish. I highly recommend Genna Elkins for all your mortgage needs!
19:01 09 Aug 21
Hands down the finest group to work with. Their team provided us with the best deal we could have ever asked for. Genna from Mortgage City is an expert in her field and a true pleasure to work with. Thank you for saving us thousands of dollars!
15:15 06 Aug 21
HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mortgage City! Great experience all around. I worked with Bobby specifically and he was very helpful throughout the whole process. He made everything so easy and was quick to answering my questions and also with closing. Would recommend Mortgage City to anyone looking to buy or refinance their home!
14:18 29 Jul 21
I bought my home with Jared in December and couldn't be happier with the service I received. Their pricing was better than everyone else, he responded almost immediately every time I reached out, he explained everything to me at every step, and made the process actually enjoyable instead of stressful! 5 stars, two thumbs up, highly recommend.
17:41 28 Jul 21
Bobby was awesome during my Refinance! I was thinking about refinancing for quite some time, but wasn’t sure if I could with my grant from MSHDA. Bobby did so much leg work to get all the right information and got me a great deal that I couldn’t pass up. They made things so easy to send them info securely and even got my closing at a convenient time and place! I was approved and ready for close in under 2 weeks and ALL my questions were answered during the whole process!
17:04 28 Jul 21
I worked with Mortgage City (specifically Jared L.) and they were absolutely amazing from start to finish! Couldn't have asked for a better company or an easier refinance process 😊 I have highly recommended them to everyone I know.
17:55 27 Jul 21
Jared was very helpful starting at the beginning of the process when we needed a quick preapproval for an offer. He was able to get us a great mortgage rate and was available throughout the process to help with all questions.
12:31 26 May 21
Alex went above and beyond to answer any and all questions that I had promptly. Every step of the way he was on the ball. He was a very hard worker and was able to get us closed within the 30 day closing period. 10/10 would recommend
22:53 21 May 21
This guy Jared Lincoln from Mortgage City just gets it done. Highly knowledgeable, super easy to work with, and he’s available 24/7 to answer any and all questions. I would highly highly highly recommend working with him and in the future he will be my first and only call. I could not be more satisfied.
15:44 28 Apr 21
Jared was fantastic. I will be sending everyone to him.
14:21 23 Apr 21
Jared was VERY helpful throughout the whole refinancing process. He usually picked up when I called him. Called back within minutes when he didn’t. Answered all my texts immediately. Thank you Jared Lincoln! Thank you Mortgage City!
03:21 17 Apr 21
I'm so happy to be writing this review from my new dream home!! As a first time home buyer, Alex Foster made the process of getting my first mortgage quick, easy and as stress free as possible. He was quick to respond to ALL of my questions in an incredibly timely manner. I knew that if I needed anything, he would be right there with his knowledge and expertise to assist! I cannot say enough about how happy I was with him and his team, and the peace of mind they gave me through out the entire home buying process. I would 110% use his services again in the future, as well as recommend him to my closest friends and family. I felt as though he really got to know me and my situation, and really did everything he could to make sure I got the house of my dreams in a way that worked best for my pocket book as well!
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