First Time Home Buyer Programs in TN
Nashville TN is one of the hottest real estate markets in the United States right now, and why not? With no state income taxes, first time buyers in states like California are seriously considering relocating to Tennessee. With a relatively mild winter and summer and lots of accepting culture in Nashville, there is a fantastic appeal for buying your first home in the Volunteer state. Since we’re local Nashville Mortgage Lenders we know that our city is booming right now, so we’re happy to help you get the loan you need to relocate to Music City or get that perfect home in East Nashville,West Nashville or Berry Hill.
Currently Available Tennessee Programs & Home Loan Pre Approval for First Time Buyers
These are the best first time buyer loan programs in TN:
Loan Program Name
Loan Program Requirements
Loan Program Benefits
|USDA||Property must be located in an eligible area. Check property eligibility.||100% financing and 0% down payment||Income restrictions do apply. These are determined by county.||100% financing and 0% down payment|
|HomeReady Program - Purchase or Limited cash-out rate and term refinance.||1.) Home Ownership education is required and certificate must be retained in the mortgage file. |
2.) Occupancy is 1-4 units Principal Residence.
|1.) Standard debt to income is 45%, in certain cases up to 50%. |
2.) Occupant may not have an ownership interest in any other property at the time of closing.
|1.) Non -Occupant borrowers are permitted at max 95% LTV,income can be considered as part of qualifying income. No property limitation on ownership of other property for the non-occupant borrower.|
2.) Loan to Value up to 97%.
|1.) NO First Time home-buyer requirement.|
2.) Adjustable rate and Fixed rate options available.
3.) No Income Limits in low-income census tracts.
4.) 100% AMI (area medium income) census tracts or designated disaster areas
5.) 80% of AMI in other tracts. Use this link to see your eligible AMI. - https://www.fanniemae.com/singlefamily/mortgage-products
|100% GIFT FOR DOWN PAYMENT||Can be Conventional or FHA Loan||Gift can come from a family member, church, employer, etc..|
|FHA - The most common loan for a first time home buyer. FHA Requires a minumum 3.5% down payment||1.) Minimum FICO score of 620. 2.) 640 plus credit score is ideal. If you are below 640 then additional terms must be met and are considered on a case by case basis.||3.5% down payment required||Check single family, condo, and 2-4 unit property loan limits||1.) Flexible underwriting guidelines|
2.) The whole down payment can be from a gift
3.) The seller can pay your closing costs up to 6%
4.) Non Occupant Co signers are allowed