what is fha

An FHA loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration and protects lenders from financial risk. Lenders have to meet certain criteria for their loans to be termed "FHA-approved," after which the FHA backs the loans the lender issues in case a borrower defaults on the mortgage.

fha and conventional loan interest rates for fha loans The average interest rates table presents fha-insured single family 30-year fixed rate home mortgages between 1992 and the present, by endorsement month and the number of cases. These estimates are intended to portray a pattern of the rising or falling of FHA single family 30-year fixed interest rates.