15000 Down Payment Assistance (DPA) – Wow! Close to FREE Money!
First time buyers in Cabarrus, Cumberland, Guilford, Johnston, or Mecklenburg Counties have a great opportunity. These buyers may be eligible for the 15000 down payment assistance program ($15,000 DPA funds). In addition, this program offers 0% interest and has no required payments. But guess what??? It is FULLY FORGIVEN AFTER 5 ONLY YEARS!
Most of the time something like this is too good to be true. In this case, it is True! Last year this program was available to the first 1,000 loans. But, this time the $15,000 DPA will be available to the first 3,000 loans. So see the details below and take advantage. This program started on 10/17/2016 and recently there were about 1400 remaining.
Why is the 15,000 DPA only in 5 counties?
The special $15,000 down payment assistance is funded through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund. The five counties were chosen to support homeownership in areas that experienced especially high rates of foreclosures during the recent recession.
How can I use the 15000 down payment assistance funds?
First of all, we offer this program through the NC Housing Finance Agency. The down payment assistance product can be used towards several areas. Therefore, DPA funds are available for down payment, closing costs, and/or PMI. Additionally, down payment assistance is coupled with a USDA, VA, FHA, or conventional mortgage loan. So, one can see this is a great way for a first time buyer to get quick equity in their new home.
MCC Tax Credit is not Allowed With the 15000 Down Payment Assistance
First time buyers can take advantage of an MCC Tax Credit up to $2000 per year, but not on this program So, learn more about how an MCC Tax Credit can work for you. Also, see the Household Income Limits the MCC Tax Credit. Our expert loan officers can help you determine which program is best for you.
Details for the $15,000 DPA -Down Payment Assistance
- 640 minimum credit score
- 60 day locks
- Buyers cannot combine with MCC tax credits (other DPA allows though)
- Existing homes only (new homes not eligible)
- Maximum sales price is $245,000
- 1st time buyers only which means not owned a home in last 3 years
- Household income limits: Vary depending on # of household members
Down Payment Assistance Terms:
- 5 year term, 0% interest rate, no required payments
- Forgiven 20% per year in years 1 – 5. Totally forgiven after 5 years!
- DPA may be used towards down payment, closing costs, & PMI
- Remember, DPA is repayable if the following happens within 5 years:
- No longer occupies the property
- Refinances the first mortgage
- Sells the property
Team Move offers this $15000 DPA in the following cities:
Cumberland County: Fayetteville, Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Vander, Falcon, Wade, Stedman
Cabarrus County: Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg
Mecklenburg County: Charlotte, Cornelius, Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Huntersville
Johnston County: Smithfield, Clayton, Selma, Micro, Pine Level, Wilson Mills
Guilford County: Greensboro, High Point, Oak Ridge, Whitsett, Forest Oaks, Jamestown, Mcleansville, Sedalia
Author: Russell Smith
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