Borrowers purchasing in the county selected may also be eligible to receive down payment assistance (DPA) through the FL HLP Second Mortgage Program. The FL HLP offers the following: Up to $10,000. 3% fully-amortizing, second mortgage. 15-year term. The FL HLP Second Mortgage carries a monthly payment.
Down Payment Assistance Programs: Pros: Cons: Money upfront for your down payment. Programs vary with some requiring borrowers to pay back the loan in a certain time period while others are grants that require no payback plan, assuming certain conditions are met.
Conventional loans with down payment assistance can be a great option because unlike some other loan programs, conventional loans allow you to remove the private mortgage insurance (typically on loans with less than 20% down) down the road.
Requires no monthly payments and is forgiven after 10 years Minimum loan is $1,000 Maximum loan is the higher of: $3,000; or 3% of the home purchase price (up to a maximum of $15,000). The Down Payment Assistance Loan cannot exceed the actual down payment and/or closing costs associated with the mortgage loan transaction.
Down payment assistance comes in two forms: 1. Great Choice Plus. Anywhere in Tennessee, all homebuyers who qualify for a Great Choice Home Loan can also apply for down payment assistance in the form of a Great Choice Plus second loan worth a maximum of 5% of the home’s purchase price.