Yes! There are programs to assist First Time Buyers to purchase a home. These programs are available to homebuyers that have not owned/held interest in a principal residence in the past three years.
These Programs provide First time buyers a differed 30 years second mortgage loan that vary from $40,000. and up to $125,000. depending on what city you’re applying and availability of funds. Funds are available until used up…First come First served!
For these homeownership programs, applicants must complete a pre-purchase homebuyer counseling program.
All applicants must be pre-qualified with the pre-qualification lender assigned to the property if they are interested in purchasing. However their first mortgage can be from any lender as long as the loan meets program requirements.
This First Time Homebuyer Program is being funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development HOME Program. GREAT time and BEST opportunity!
Fannie Mae is set to raise the benchmark interest rate for its Standard Modification program. Fannie Mae will raise its required interest rate for standard modifications from 4.375% to 4.5%. The rate was lowered from 4.5% to 4.375% on Sept. 15, but will now rise again in one week. Fannie Mae announced the change on Tuesday in an email sent to its servicers.
When the program began in Jan. 2012, Fannie’s benchmark interest rate was 4.625%. Fannie lowered the interest rate to 4.25% in Sept. 2012, before dropping it to 4% on Dec. 1, 2012.
“Fannie Mae Standard Modification interest rate is not determined on a preset schedule,” Fannie said in the note to its servicers. “The interest rate is subject to periodic adjustments based on an evaluation of prevailing market conditions.”
Fannie also noted that any loan modification requests that were approved at the previous rate are not eligible to be resubmitted for approval under the new modification rule
Two major banks have agreed to originate a new 15-year mortgage under pilot programs aimed at low- and moderate-income borrowers.
In addition, the creators of the so-called Wealth Building Home Loan, allows home buyers to build equity at a much faster clip than they would with a standard 30-year loan. Typically, the monthly payment on a 15-year loan is higher than that on a 30-year loan. But the loan amortizes much more quickly, meaning you build wealth — or equity — faster.
According to the latest Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, an owner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter. The survey found that the average owner’s net worth is $194,500, whereas a renter’s is $5,400.