The biggest challenge faced by new home buyers is overwhelmingly the down payment. You’re not alone if you’ve ever thought you could never save enough. HomeReady™ can help. It’s a 3% down loan geared to help lower-income home buyers who don’t have a lot to put down.
That means it’s possible to get into a $200,000 home with just $6,000 down. At just three years old, HomeReady™ has already helped thousands become homeowners. Are you ready to be the next to buy a home with this program? Keep reading or apply today
Here are the major features of HomeReady:
Borrower can have low-to-moderate income
Are first-time or repeat homebuyers
Have limited cash for down payment
Credit score is ≥680
Can have supplemental boarder or rental income
Can be used as a low-cost refinancing option
About the HomeReady Program
HomeReady™ is a mortgage program created in December 2015. It’s backed by the U.S. government via Fannie Mae and available via most U.S. lenders. Via HomeReady™, households in lower-income neighborhoods and in minority-heavy areas can get easier access to low-downpayment mortgages at today’s current rates.
HomeReady™ allows a downpayment of just 3% on a home and permits the “income pooling” for all of the members of a household. This means that income from grandparents, parents, relatives, and working children can all be used to help qualify for a home loan.
For many families, this can mean the difference between getting approved for a loan and getting turned down.
HomeReady™ can also be used for a refinance, allowing up to 97% loan-to-value (LTV) in some cases.
In order to be eligible for the HomeReady™ program:
You must not be an owner of another residential property in the United States
You must agree to complete a 4-6 hour online homeowner counseling course If you can meet these two criteria, you may be HomeReady™-eligible.
$500 Benefit for Borrowers!
At least one borrower must obtain customized one-on-one homeownership counseling from a HUD-approved nonprofit counseling agency before entering into a home purchase contract. You have to show a Certificate of Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling (Form 1017) and we will input a Special Feature Code when we submit your loan. This $500 will be given to you as a credit on your loan when you close.
Approved counseling can also be used as a compensating factor for borrowers with debt-to-income ratios over 45 percent (possibly allowing up to 50 percent).
Janus Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage broker licensed in the State of California, under the auspices of the California Bureau of Real Estate license number 02038085 and the National Mortgage License Registry NMLS Number 1690954, . All offers for loan programs are made for loans on California properties only.