This is the latest in a series of new loan programs from Rocket Mortgage that help Americans achieve homeownership
DETROIT, November 2, 2022 – Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender and a part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), today introduced a conventional loan option for Americans who are interested in purchasing or refinancing a manufactured home.
“After revolutionizing the home loan experience for traditional site-built homes, we are proud to bring the technology and expert guidance Rocket is known for to those who are purchasing manufactured homes,” said Bob Walters, CEO of Rocket Mortgage. “It’s our hope that, through this new option, more Americans can realize their dream of homeownership.”
Manufactured homes are built at indoor homebuilding facilities in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Manufactured Home Standards. It is then delivered to the land where the owner will live in it. Once the home arrives on site and is placed on a permanent foundation, it becomes real property and is able to be financed through a mortgage.
This housing option offers a cost effective choice for homebuyers as evidenced by a recent report from the Manufactured Housing Institute showing manufactured homes are about a third of the cost, on average, of a site-built home. The Institute also stated that 22 million Americans currently live in manufactured homes and this building type accounts for 9 percent of new home construction.
“In the past year, there was roughly $12 billion in sales of manufactured homes. Many of these clients have great income, credit scores and are very creditworthy. We are looking forward to helping them achieve homeownership,” Walters added.
Rocket Mortgage’s new manufactured home financing can be used for the purchase of a primary residence with as little as 5 percent down or a second home with at least 10 percent. Cash out refinances are available on a primary residence and rate-and-term refinances are available on either a primary or second home. Other credit, asset, income and debt requirements are consistent with conventional loan guidelines.
Clients are able to use Rocket Mortgage’s industry-leading digital mortgage experience to apply and go through the loan process, with mortgage experts available to advise and guide them along the way. They can also apply through any mortgage broker who partners with Rocket.
To meet client needs, Rocket Mortgage has announced a number of new offerings in the past few months. In July, the company introduced Rate Drop Advantage – an innovative program that waives many of the costs to refinance if a client buys a home now and refinances within three years. In August, Rocket Mortgage introduced a home equity loan – providing a new option to combat rising consumer debt. The company most recently launched Inflation Buster – lowering a homebuyers’ interest rate by one percentage point on most loans for the first year, completely free.
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About Rocket Mortgage
Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest home mortgage lender and part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), enables the American Dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with an industry-leading, digital-driven client experience. In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, completely online mortgage experience. Rocket Mortgage closed $351 billion dollars of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2021.
Rocket Mortgage moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix.
Rocket Companies, Rocket Mortgage’s parent company, ranked #7 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2022 and has placed in the top third of the list for 19 consecutive years.
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