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Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans FHA loan programs are designed primarily for first-time home buyers and others with moderate incomes that have not yet been able to save the cash needed for down payment amounts. A program insurance charge is rolled into the monthly payment amount to support this program and typically ends as the […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 8th 2012

Credit Score:  Your credit score needs to be a minimum of 640 in order to qualify.  If you have had a previous Bankruptcy, the discharge must be at least 2 years.  A Prior Foreclosure or Short Sale needs to be at 3 years ago. Employment History: We look at your previous 2 years of employment […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 6th 2012

HUD homes are aimed at low to moderate income buyers and great for first time homebuyers.  When a lender forecloses on an FHA home insured by HUD, HUD pays the lender the amount owed and then tries to sell the home at auction. This allows buyers to get the home way below market value. HUD […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 25th 2012

First time home buyer loans allow buyers to get into a house more easily. However, just because you’re a first time home buyer doesn’t mean you qualify for a first time home buyer loan. These programs have income limits and strict underwriting guidelines. While they are a perfect fit for some, first time home buyer […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 24th 2012

The answer is absolutely!!  There is a waiting period however.  Conventional financing is between 5 and 7 years, with extenuating circumstances it is 3 to 5.   Examples of Extenuating circumstances are due to death, illness, job transfer or accident resulting in severe injury. Generally, things that happen beyond your control and dramatically affect your ability […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 17th 2012

On February 1st Minnesota Housing interest rates have dropped.  Please feel free to click on this link to see what is availiable http://www.mnhousing.gov/consumers/rates/index.aspx.  If you are in the market to purchase now may be a great time to act.  Remember you must be a first time homebuyer to use this program.  That means you can […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Feb 3rd 2012