First time home buyers
What type of property best suits your needs?
- multi-family building with two to four units.
How much home can you afford?
Conventional mortgage guidelines allows borrowers to spend up 43 percent of their income on monthly debt obligations, such as mortgage, credit cards, student loans and car loans
The lenders require that your total monthly debt including credit card bills, car loans, and student loans, etc be no more than 36 percent of your gross monthly income.
The FHA program allows borrowers to spend up to 56 percent or 57 percent of their income on monthly debt obligations, such as mortgage, credit cards, student loans and car loans.In contrast, conventional mortgage guidelines tend to cap debt-to-income ratios at around 43 percent
- Determine how much house you can afford
- Prepare for the mortgage process. Save cash for a down payment and other expenses
Who Is a First-Time Homebuyer?
(HUD)U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a first-time homebuyer is someone who meets any of the following conditions:
Why should I buy, instead of rent? Answer: A home is an investment. When you rent, you write your monthly check and that money is gone forever. But when you own your home, you can deduct the cost of your mortgage loan interest from your federal income taxes, and usually from your state taxes. This will save you a lot each year, because the interest you pay will make up most of your monthly payment for most of the years of your mortgage. You can also deduct the property taxes you pay as a homeowner. In addition, the value of your home may go up over the years.
While owning a home has some wonderful advantages, it is one of the largest purchases most people make. Knowing what to expect as a homebuyer can help you make sound financial decisions.
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FHAThis is especially for first-time homebuyers.The USA Federal Housing Administration guarantees part of home loans, which frees lenders to broaden their acceptance standards.Borrowers can qualify for loans with as little as 3.5% down payment.The FHA loans have an up-front cost and a mortgage insurance premiums.
VAThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps veterans and surviving spouses buy homes. The program often requiring no down payment or mortgage insurance.
Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) InitiativeThis program in Miami Dade is designated to address the need of low/moderate income families providing down payment and closing costs assistance to purchase their first home.
The zero interest deferred loan program provides funding for first-time homebuyers towards down payment and/or closing costs. This helps reduce the up front costs of purchasing a home -- making it easier for prospective homeowners to qualify for a mortgage. Homebuyers can not directly apply to Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust for HAP funds. Application files must be submitted to Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP by an approved lender or mortgage broker.
The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust HAP utilizes documentary surtax dollars to provide funds in the form of a 0 percent-interest, non-amortized (no payment), mortgage. The HAP loan is forgiven if the borrower owns and occupies the property for 10 years without doing a cash-out refinance.
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