Many firsthomebuyer loan programs are underwritten, closed, and funded in-house which saves you a tremendous amount of time processing your loan. Firsthomebuyers must Get Pre-Approved and have a preapproval letter in your hand before you start looking for a home. There are many down payment options available and you need to consult a loan officer to determine which programs best suits your financial needs.
USDA 100% Financing Program
Zero down payment
620 minimum credit score
Property must be located in targeted area. Check property eligibility.
Income restrictions apply. Check income eligibility.
Seller can pay 6% of purchase price toward closing costs
Fannie Mae MyCommunityMortgage
Conventional low down payment loan
No minimum contribution from borrower's own funds
620 minimum credit score
Low PMI or mortgage insurance
Community Solutions-Flexible guidelines if you are a teacher, firefighter, police officer, health care worker, or military personnel.
Good Neighbor Next Door
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Law enforcement, police officers, teachers, firefighters, and emergency technicians are eligible for this program
Conventional, FHA, VA loan programs available
Home Possible Neighborhood Solution Mortgage
620 minimum credit score
Low down payment
You may be eligible if you are a Teacher, Law Enforcement Officr, Fireman or Firefighter, Healthcare Worker, Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Active Military Personnel, or Veteran in Armed Forces.
Lower mortgage insurance
No minimum contribution from borrower's funds-down payment and closing costs can come from flexible sources such as gift, affordable second mortgage, or unsecured loan from employer.
More flexible income underwriting guidelines
Income restrictions do apply
Single family, condo, townhome, 2 unit, PUD
Fannie Mae HomePath Ready Buyer™ Program
This program allows borrowers to take course to qualify for closing cost assistance equal to 3% of the purchase price when you purchase HomePath foreclosure.
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First Look™ -HomePath offers first time home buyers "first look" at foreclosures listed on HomePath.com usually up to 20 days after listing is made public and you can negotiate and purchase foreclosed properties before they are made available to investors.
Coming Soon! Fannie Mae HomeReady Program
Loan designed for low to moderate income borrowers.
Low down payment and mortgage insurance.
Non-tranditional credit eligible
Additional income sources can be used to help qualify for the program such as non-borrower household member, non-occupant borrower(s) such as parent, and rent from accessory unit ( e.g., basement or garage apartment).
Check back to see if program is available.
Down Payment Assistance/Grant Programs
Most first time home buyers do not have funds for down payment and closing costs and there are many great programs which can assist you with these funds. Check your state for local programs or email Dream@FirstHomeBuyers.net for grant programs available in your area.
FHA and VA Loans
Low Down Payment which can be 100% gift from family member or Grant Program
Seller can pay closing costs-Maximum 6% of purchase price
There is maximum mortgage amount for each county. Check FHA loan limit for your county.
620 Minimum Credit Score
More flexible underwriting guidelines and extenuating credit and income circumstances may be considered by the lender.
Non-occupant co-signers are allowed on this program.
FHA Approved Condos-Single family home-2-4 unit properties, and PUDs are eligible.
Fast automated underwriting approval available. Also, the file can be manually underwritten by a live person to get loan approval if you do not receive approval through automated system.
FHA Foreclosure Program
Must be HUD Owned property or FHA Foreclosure in HUD Participating Communities
Lower Down Payment than standard FHA program
660 minimum credit score
Single family, 1-4 unit properties, HUD approved condominiums, and PUDS eligible
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FHA Back To Work Program
Individuals who had adverse credit due to a 20% reduction in household income for a period of 6 months from loss of employment, loss of income, or combination of both.
Underwriting will look at the extenuating circumstance but you will need to demonstrate full recovery from this event with recent on-time payment history in last 12 months.
640 minimum score
Parent can co-sign for son or daughter buying their first home and not occupy property. Also, other family members such as brother or uncle can co-sign on loan and even a friend who has long-standing relationship may be eligible.
Qualify for loan using combined credit, income, and assets
Son or daughter does not need their own down payment funds to qualify but must meet certain underwriting qualifying guidelines.
Streamline 203k Renovation Loan
Repairs which range from $5,000-$30,000+ may be included in loan amount. Great program to fix up foreclosures.
Visit 203K Loan for more details on Streamline 203k program
0 down payment
Great fixed reate loan program with 0 Down Payment for veterans or active military personnel in Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard.
620 credit score
Single family home-VA approved condo-townhome
Loan amounts greater than $417,000 are available
Dream Makers Program
Grant program which matches your contribution three-to-one up to maximum up $5,000
Military personnel (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Veteran) are eligible for this program
FHA, VA and USDA 30 year fixed zero down loan programs available
There are maximum income limitations
Apply for grant