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Down Payment Assistance Program

January 4th, 2018 11:36 AM by Sam Kader

One of commonly believed myths in buying a house is that you have to have 20% down payment. Though we prefer if you have 20% down to avoid paying for Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), you can buy a house with as little as 1% down payment.

 Here's more information on the HomeReady Program:

  1. Minimum FICO score is 720.
  2. Owner occupied, Single Family Home only.
  3. Down Payment Assistance (DPA) of up to $5,000.
  4. Borrower to contribute 1% towards down payment.

Essentially, the program is 97% financing with DPA program contributing up to $5,000 towards down payment. For example:

  • Assuming a Purchase Price of $300,000
  • DPA of $5,000 towards down payment
  • Borrower contributes $4,000 towards down payment
  • Total down payment of $9,000 or 3%.


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