State and Local Down Payment Assistance Programs
There are also a ton of great down payment assistance programs available through state or local government programs, aimed at helping the homebuyers and communities that they serve. These local DPAs can include a second lien, a grant that doesn't need to be repaid, tax credits or a broad array of other opportunities. They are often adjusted for local median income and home prices. Ask your Loan Officer for available options in your area.
And while many DPAs were designed for first-time homebuyers, the definition of a first-time homebuyer in the mortgage world just means that you haven’t owned a home in three years. So, if you’ve been renting but have owned a home in the past, you may qualify as a first-timer again!
If you’re not sure what down payment assistance programs may be available in your area, speaking to a loan officer is a great place to start.
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