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Are you a first time home buyer in Minnesota? Are you looking for a home in the Minneapolis, Saint Paul or Dakota County area? There are some excellent financing options available just for you! (If you're looking outside these areas, DON'T WORRY, there is another program that may benefit you too - MHFA - The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.) All of these programs offer lower-than-market interest rates and some offer grants or down-payment assistance - WOW!
The most important thing to know is that you must be a Minnesota First Time Home Buyer in order to qualify. What does that mean? According to the program guidelines, it means you could not have owned a home in the last three years. This is documented by obtaining copies of your last three years tax returns.
All of these programs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds may run out and when new funds are re-issued, the rates or parameters could change.
Please contact us to verify the availability of Minnesota first time home buyer funds. Below, we will highlight the characteristics of each program.
Are you a buyer looking for your first home in Minneapolis or Saint Paul? Your very first Minneapolis or Saint Paul mortgage could be with a program called City Living. Here are the qualifications the program expects:
For more information on the City Living Program, please attend our FREE HOME BUYING SEMINAR or complete the form below to be contacted with more information.
Are you a buyer looking for your first home in Dakota County? Dakota County has a similar program to help you afford your first home. This program has some great additions over the City Living Program. The qualifications are below:
For more information on Dakota County's program, please attend our FREE HOME BUYING SEMINAR or complete the form below to be contacted with more information.
If you are looking outside of Dakota County, possibly in other Twin Cities counties, including Ramsey and Hennepin, there is another program that may suit you perfectly - MHFA. The Minnesota Financing Agency has been around since 1971, helping Twin Cities first time home buyers like you enjoy the dream of home-ownership. The qualifications are below:
For more information on MHFA, please attend our FREE HOME BUYING SEMINAR or complete the form below to be contacted with more information.
For all these Minnesota first time home buyer programs, you would still need to qualify for a general mortgage program, such as FHA, VA or Conventional.
A few things to note that make these programs so great - you may be able to afford MORE of a home! With the market getting out of hand with prices, sometimes it's tough to get into your first home. The grant money, or down-payment money or even the monthly payment assistance can help immensely in getting you into the home of your dreams.