Charlotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Charlotte County ​offers 2 great options to homebuyers. Please choose one of the options listed below.

Option #1 – Own a Home Opportunity Program

ELIGIBLE AREAS – Charlotte County

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA* –

  1. Buyers and their spouses (occupant and non-occupant) must be first-time buyers and must be able to permanently reside in the US.
  2. Buyers must live in the property they purchase as their principal residence.
  3. All applicants must be considered irrespective of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, military status or physical handicap.
  4. Buyers must occupy the property purchased within 60 days of closing.
  5. Buyers must qualify using the Own a Home Opportunity program requirements.
  6. Buyers must credit qualify for the Own a Home Opportunity first mortgage.

* See loan officer for additional information

OWN A HOME OPPORTUNITY FIRST MORTGAGE – Qualified buyers will receive a 30-year fixed rate first mortgage from a participating lender. Eligible loan products include FHA, VA, RD and Freddie Mac HFA Advantage Conventional.

DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE – Available as a 30-year deferred, 0% Second Mortgage of up to $7,500. Must be used for down payment and/or closing cost assistance. Must be repaid, this is never forgiven.

INCOME LIMIT – Income of the borrower, spouse and everyone 18 years of age and older who will live in the property must be included..

1-2 Person Household $59,000
3 or more Person Household $67,850

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION – Required for all borrowers and anyone listed on the deed. Homebuyer Education Certification is acceptable for a period of one year from issuance. Approved education courses include:

1) Face to face from a HUD approved education provider
2) Online education ONLY from: www.eHomeAmerica.org
3) Online education ONLY from: hometrackonline.org
4) Online education ONLY from (MGIC Homebuyer Education for Freddie Macs Home Possible Program and certain HFA’s):
English: https://homebuyers.mgic.com
Spanish: https://compradoresdecasa.mgic.com

Lender provided homebuyer education is unacceptable as is over the phone education. If an education course is not listed on the HUD face-to-face web site, it is not acceptable. The only online education providers are listed above.

ELIGIBLE PROPERTY – Primary residences only, new or existing, one to four units, detached or attached, condos, townhomes.

CREDIT SCORE – FICO Mid score must be 660 or higher.

DTI – The maximum debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is 45%.

MAXIMUM SALES PRICE LIMIT – Must include everything paid by the borrower or on the borrowers behalf. ​$253,809