Low Down Payment Mortgages

Affordable mortgage options to help make your dream a reality

Concerned about money for a down payment? Not sure if you qualify for a mortgage? We have a variety of programs that can help.

Best if you

  • Have less than 20% to put down on your home
  • Want to use money that was gifted to you toward your mortgage
  • Are concerned about qualifying for your loan
  • Need to borrow as much as possible of your home's purchase price

Benefits

  • Easier to meet down-payment requirements
  • Flexible ways to fund your down payment or closing costs
  • Lower income and credit score requirements
  • Greater percentage of financing available

Available low down payment options

CHIP

  • Up to 97% financing available
  • Gift funds are permitted
  • Income limitations apply
  • No mortgage insurance required
  • Non-occupant co-borrower not permitted
  • Online homebuyer education course required

First-Time Home Buyer

  • Up to 97% financing available
  • Gift funds are permitted
  • No income limitations
  • Reduced mortgage insurance requirement
  • Non-occupant co-borrower not permitted
  • Online homebuyer education course required

HomeNow

  • Up to 97% financing available
  • Gift funds are permitted
  • Income limitations apply
  • Mortgage insurance required
  • Non-occupant co-borrower is permitted
  • Online homebuyer education course required

Rural Housing Loan

  • Up to 100% financing available
  • Gift funds are permitted
  • Income limitations apply
  • Guarantee fee required
  • Non-occupant co-borrower not permitted
  • Homebuyer education course recommended but not required

Veterans Administration

  • Up to 100% financing available to eligible veterans
  • Gift funds are permitted
  • No income limitations
  • VA funding fee required
  • Non-occupant co-borrower not permitted
  • Homebuyer education course recommended but not required

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