Flagstar Bank overview
Flagstar Bank is a federal savings bank and mortgage lender based in Troy, Michigan. It has been in business since 1987.
Flagstar Bank provides a wide variety of mortgage options for homebuyers, including conventional loans, jumbo loans, government-backed loans and construction and renovation loans. Flagstar Bank’s mortgage division operates online and through retail mortgage offices in several states (Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin).
- Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs)
- Construction and renovation
- Rate-and-term refinancing
- Cash-out refinancing
- Home equity loans
Flagstar Bank’s lender fees vary by loan type. The bank doesn’t charge origination fees except on select state bond programs, according to a Flagstar spokesperson.
Minimum borrower requirements
Flagstar Bank’s mortgage products comply with the requirements of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA. It also offers home loans that comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA-RD) guidelines and jumbo products for loan amounts that exceed the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA limits.
As for down payments, the requirement ranges from zero down for VA loans to 15 percent down for jumbo loans. Fannie Mae HomeReady and Freddie Mac Home Possible loans require only 3 percent down.
Government requirements for FHA and VA loans are detailed here: