UT First Time Buyers: Current Programs & Mortgage Pre-Approval 2017
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