ELIGIBLE AREA – Volusia County
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA* –
* See loan officer for more information
OWN A HOME OPPORTUNITY GRANT 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 – 3%, 4% or 5% grant of the Note amount. Must be used for down payment and closing cost assistance. This grant is never repaid.
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:
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 640 or higher.
DTI – The maximum debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is 45%.
MAXIMUM INCOME LIMIT – Must include the income of the borrower only.
MAXIMUM SALES PRICE LIMIT – Must include everything paid by the borrower or on the borrowers behalf.