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.
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!!!
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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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11:47 08 Apr 21
Jared was very attentive and action oriented towards the needs of my mortgage. I never once had the hesitancy to just reach out and ask a stupid question because he was so open to helping me understand this unfamiliar process. My fiancé and I are so glad we worked with him & the Mortgage City team!!
00:12 16 Mar 21
Had the pleasure of working with Alex Foster and Jennifer Finn on my refi fast easy the communication was impeccable! I would have great confidence referring these pros! Thanks again for making it so easy!
20:15 04 Mar 21
Jared was a pleasure to work with. He was prompt, answered all my questions and moved the process along very quickly. I closed on my refi within two weeks after our initial conversation! Very Impressive. I highly recommend his services.
19:28 02 Mar 21
A very pleasant, professional and coherent experience with Genevieve Elkins in moving our refinance forward. Key was her willingness to stay in touch with the latest updates and other options available to us for best results. Cheers !
17:37 02 Mar 21
home buying is never easy, Alex and his team made this process truly enjoyable, no one else ever has
03:52 16 Feb 21
Absolutely 10/10. Jared was the best. Helped us out with everything we needed to buy our first home and he always responded right away with any questions we had. 😊 I highly recommend!
21:33 05 Feb 21
Working with Alex was an incredible experience. This was my first time buying a house so a lot of unknowns for me, but Alex always made sure to explain everything in an easy to understand manner. He was also very timely with his responses anytime I had a question. He fought to get me the approval I wanted and got it, also in a very timely manner! I can't recommend him enough! Thank you, Alex. I feel confident having you on my team for future purchases!
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17:09 23 Jan 21
It was a pleasure working with Mortgage City. We were actually working with another company at first. We are so glad we choose to switch to Mortgage City. McKenzie sold us on her company and we loved the service and communication and updates. Although we also had Jennifer as our loan processor, and Jen was great, McKenzie never abandoned us and kept in touch to make sure things were progressing smoothly. Everyone was professional and honest and answered our questions. We had one hiccup and the company owner even called to apologize and made it up to us in a big way. We felt like they cared for us as people and we were not just another transaction. When my children buy their homes we will steer them to Mortgage City because they will be in good hands. I would definitely recommend Mortgage City to anyone looking to buy or refinance a home. They were upfront, honest and could be counted on. Five stars in my book!
22:59 20 Jan 21
Jared Lincoln was referred to me by a coworker and has been an absolute pleasure to refinance with. Jared’s professionalism, communication, and attentiveness made for a smooth transaction. I have already referred him to others seeking home refinancing options.
17:54 20 Jan 21
Jared Lincoln has been such a professional. Even though my particular situation was somewhat difficult, Jared certainly has risen to the occasion and provided us with a solution to our mortgage process. Absolutely will be referring him to anyone I know that needs a mortgage broker.
01:52 16 Jan 21
I had bought many properties and worked with many different lenders in the past. All of the lenders that I worked with before were all good, but working with Alex and his team were the best team that I have ever work with. Alex and the rest of the team were very responsive and extremely helpful. We are so glad and feel very lucky to have a chance to work with Alex and his team. Alex provided an excellent interest rate that other lenders can not match and also super nice and went above and beyond to help us close quickly. Anyone looking, I strongly recommend reach out to Alex. Thanks so much for your help Alex and your team. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST.We closed on 1/13/21
00:05 01 Jan 21
I had the pleasure of working with Jared Lincoln and Alex Foster. I am not one to typically write reviews, but this experience was so great I thought I should share. Not only did they close my loan in 14 days, but they always picked up their phone, responded to my emails within an hour, and even would text me back when they were not at work! I value great client service and this Mortgage City company sure knows how to provide excellent client service. I will refer everyone I know to them and would hope you do the same. My next house will be going through them as well. Thanks again Jared, Alex and everyone at Mortgage City! You ROCK!-James
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15:24 25 Nov 20
WE WORKED WITH JARED LINCOLN AND COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE. HE WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL AND ENGAGED THRU THE WHOLE PROCESS. FROM START TO CLOSE IT BARELY TOOK A WEEK AND THAT WAS WITH US STARTING THE PROCESS ON A WEEKEND!! ANYONE LOOKING I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT TO JARRED. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP JARRED!!!
18:51 16 Nov 20
Alex did everything he said from start to finish! And very FAST! A pleasure to deal with, no surprises or weird last minute changes. Thanks Alex!
18:17 10 Nov 20
Mortgage City and it’s 5 star professional staff get the best rates and the most rapid turn around in the industry. I recommend Mortgage City to all my clients.
14:40 05 Nov 20
Alex was great to work with. Very informative, helpful and responsive to all questions. Will definitely be doing business with him again!Andrew Tornow
13:23 05 Nov 20
Jared and mortgage city were amazing. They gave numerous options and calculated the benefits of each. Shopped around and they had the lowest rates by far. Their communication throughout was spot on too.
22:16 03 Nov 20
Alex was great to work with and we were very happy with the loan process.
23:51 07 Oct 20
Alex and the Mortgage City team were amazing from start to finish! I had been reaching out to other lenders to get pricing and approvals without luck and with one call to Alex he started the paperwork and was able to get me rough numbers the same day. He fought to get me the best rate available and at the best value so I couldn't be happier. Deal closed without any issues and I am already looking into the next one. If you need a team to jump through hoops for you to get the deal you want, make Alex at Mortgage City your first call!
20:05 05 Oct 20
Genna helped my wife and I purchase an investment property and she was great to work with! Very thorough and paid attention to details. Her attitude was always positive and my wife and I were very please with the process!We liked her so much that we decided to take advantage of these great rates and refinance our home. I have been referring her business to many of my friends and if you're reading this, you should 100% trust Genna for your next mortgage process!
18:20 02 Oct 20
Alex was amazing! He got us a great rate and worked incredibly fast. This was the easiest most painless experience we’ve ever had!
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