3 Percent Down Payment with Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Advantage Mortgage

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Did you know about Freddie Mac's "Home Possible Advantage" Mortgage? It's a mortgage loan program which will allow you to put down only a 3 percent down payment. Let's face it, the biggest barrier to buying a first home for many people is the down payment. Coming up with the 20 percent down payment is extremely difficult for young first time home buyers.

You might be able to afford the monthly mortgage payments but can't scrape together 20 percent of the purchase price. In addition, coming up with the closing costs is another factor to consider. Closing costs can run into the thousands of dollars. Now you have another option with only a 3 percent down payment.
Loan Type
Purchase    Refinance
Location
State/City    Zip Code
Loan Amt Points FICO % Down
  
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in 95816, All points, 740    Sort by:
Lender
APR
Rate
Cost & Fees
Notes
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Figure Lending LLC
Figure Lending LLC
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300000
Purchase
2.702%
2.500%
USD
Figure Lending LLC Logo
NMLS # 1717824
07/11/2020
at 2.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,186
Fees in APR: $8,550
Put your money where you need it sooner.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
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300000
Purchase
3.061%
2.875%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
07/11/2020
at 2.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,245
Fees in APR: $7,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Figure Lending LLC
Figure Lending LLC
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/112490.gif
300000
Purchase
2.753%
2.625%
USD
Figure Lending LLC Logo
NMLS # 1717824
07/11/2020
at 1.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,205
Fees in APR: $5,550
Put your money where you need it sooner.
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
3.362%
3.250%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
07/11/2020
at 1.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,306
Fees in APR: $4,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Rocket Mortgage
Rocket Mortgage
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/111574.gif
300000
Purchase
3.784%
3.750%
USD
Rocket Mortgage Logo
NMLS # 3030
07/11/2020
at 0.000 pts
45 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,390
Fees in APR: $1,250
From the lender: We can close your loan in less than a month!
 
PERIOD_FIXED_30YEARS Mortgage Loan from Figure Lending LLC
Figure Lending LLC
https:https://mortgagerates.icanbuy.com/images/lenderslogos/112490.gif
300000
Purchase
2.803%
2.750%
USD
Figure Lending LLC Logo
NMLS # 1717824
07/11/2020
at 0.000 pts
30 day lock rate
Est payment: $1,225
Fees in APR: $2,550
Put your money where you need it sooner.
 

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3 percent down paymentIf you put off buying a home because you haven't saved enough of the down payment, this program might be for you. Since mortgage rates are still low, now is a good time to buy a home. Furthermore, mortgage rates are moving higher in the coming years.

The lower the mortgage rate on a loan, the lower the monthly mortgage payments will be. This program is also available if you're looking to refinance an existing home loan.

3 Percent Down Payment Information


Freddie Mac has a checklist to see if you qualify for a Home Possible Advantage loan. You don't have to have all of the boxes checked to qualify for a loan. Following are some guidelines for the Home Possible Advantage program.

  • You must live in the home and it must be your primary residence.

  • Your income can't exceed 100 percent 0f your area's median income. If you live in an underserved area, income limits do not apply. Read more: Home Possible Income

  • Must be a purchase loan or no cash out refinance loan.

  • Conventional fixed rate mortgages of 30 years or less.

  • Adjustable rate mortgages, 5/1, 7/1 or 10/1 (only 1 or 2 unit properties)

  • 1 to 4 unit property - Home Possible Loan up to 95% Loan to Value (LTV)

  • 1 unit property - Home Possible Advantage up to 97% LTV


There are other guidelines listed at Home Possible at a Glance.

Finally, you should talk to your lender to see if they offer Home Possible or Home Possible Advantage loans. Freddie Mac works with thousands of lenders nationwide so there's a good chance your lender offers an option like Freddie Mac's Home Possible Advantage mortgage.
 
Author: Brian McKay
October 17th, 2017