Down Payment Assistance

There are many down payment assistance programs available to both first-time and non first-time homebuyers. These programs can be applied for during the mortgage process and can be layered together to help homebuyers purchase their home for little money down and help with closing costs. Many programs are available in the Bay Area and we encourage you to contact us to see which programs you may qualify for.

CalHome Program

The CalHome Program provides first-time homebuyers with a deferred loan at 3% simple interest to help cover the down payment and closing costs.

  • Up to 30% of the purchase price, maximum $60,000
  • Must be first-time homebuyer
  • Subject to income limitations
  • No monthly payments
  • Due in 30 years or when you sell or refinance the home

GSFA Platinum Program

The GSFA Platinum program helps low-to-moderate income homebuyers in California purchase their homes by providing down payment and closing cost assistance.

  • Up to 5% of the mortgage loan amount
  • Does not need to be repaid
  • Subject to income limitations
  • Minimum 640 FICO credit score
  • Purchased home must be primary residence

First Home Mortgage Program

The First Home Mortgage program provides recipients with both a first mortgage and assistance to help with the down payment and closing costs.

  • Up to 4% of the first mortgage amount in assistance
  • Assistance portion does not need to be repaid
  • Subject to income limitations
  • Minimum 640 FICO credit score
  • Meet all eligibility requirements of mortgage loan

MyHome Assistance Program

The MyHome program privdes a deferred-payment junior loan to help cover the down payment and closing costs. Must be combined with a CalHFA first mortgage loan.

  • Up to 3.5% of the purchase price or appraised value
  • Must be first-time homebuyer
  • Subject to income limitations
  • Payments deferred up to 30 years
  • Interest rate depends on your financial circumstance

Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program

Provides down payment assistance to teachers, administrators and staff members of schools. Must be combined with a CalHFA first mortgage loan.

  • Maximum loan amount of $15,000
  • Must be first-time homebuyer
  • Subject to income limitations
  • No monthly payments
  • Due in 30 years or when you sell or refinance the home

Eagle Connect Fund

The Eagle Connect Fund is a national down payment assistance fund that provides a grant to qualified applicants. This means instant equity in your new home.

  • Up to 5% of mortgage loan amount
  • Assistance portion does not need to be repaid
  • Accepts non-owner co-borrowers
  • Flexible income limitations
  • Minimum 620 credit score

City Specific Down Payment Assistance

Many California cities have Down Payment Assistance programs to entice homebuyers into moving to their cities. These programs have been refunded for 2019 and have money to give away. The programs can differ based on the city but usually require the buyer to be a first-time homebuyer and to live at the property they purchase. Please contact us to get more information on available programs in cities that you are interested in.

F. A. Q.

Define first-time homebuyer

A first-time homebuyer is someone who has not owned their main residence during the last three years.

What are custom loan programs in my city or county?

California cities and counties regularly offer incentives such as special financing terms or free money to prospective buyers looking to purchase property in their area. These programs can be annual, seasonal, or just for a limited time. Please check with us to get information on the current programs being offered in areas you are looking to purchase in.

What if my credit is not great?

No problem, one of our specialties is working with clients with lower credit scores. We offer free credit repair and will find a loan that fits your needs. We can get your credit back on track and improve your score.

Is a FICO score the same as a credit score?

Not exactly. A FICO score is a type of credit score and is used by lenders to evaluate creditworthiness.

Why Heritage Fund?

Client satisfaction is our highest priority, we will deliver what we promise and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands. That is our guarantee to you. Plus, we offer a 100% free, no obligation consultation. No matter your situation, we can help.

So why wait? Let’s get started today!

Contact

21573 Foothill Blvd. Suite 211
Hayward, California
94541

Main: 510.733.2191
Fax:    510.397.2121

info@heritagefundrealty.com

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