Bond Advantage Down Payment Assistance Program
Financial Assistance for Homebuyers in Montana
One of the ways MBOH helps is with the Bond Advantage Down Payment Assistance Program. This program helps borrowers qualified for MBOH financing, but lack the money for the down payment and closing costs. Eligible applicants are afforded up to 5% of the purchase price or $10,000 -whichever is less- in the form of a junior loan. This requires a Montana Housing 30-year first mortgage, and both loans have the same fixed rate.
Borrowers must have a mid-credit score of at least 620. Those with no credit history will be eligible for the program as long as the loan meets underwriting standards established by the insurer or guarantor of the first-position loan. In cases of multiple borrowers, the highest mid-credit score will be used to determine the mortgage rate. All applicants must complete a homebuyer education course, and be able to contribute a minimum of $1,000 cash in the purchase. MBOH also requires that the home being purchased as their primary residence.
*Seller-funded down payment programs were eliminated in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, but state and local government agencies are still permitted to help borrowers finance their homes with second mortgages and grants. These agencies set different requirements that a borrower needs to meet in order to qualify for the grant programs, such as property location, and purchase price, and income limits.
Note: These figures were accurate at the time of publication and may no longer be current - visit the program website for updated information.
Down payment assistance programs and/or grants were researched by the team at FHA.com. Please note that all programs listed on this website may involve a second mortgage with payments that are forgiven, deferred, or subsidized in some manner until resale of the mortgaged property.
FHA.com's compilation is not a complete list, but it can serve as a starting point in your search for the down payment assistance program or grant for your situation. It is up to the consumer to contact these entities and find out the specifics of each program.
Down Payment Grants in Montana
The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) partners with organizations around the state to help people get out of the renters trap. MBOH recognizes that although many potential homebuyers can afford monthly mortgage payments, they may not have the funds for down payments or pay closing costs.
The Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) partners with cities, counties, non-profits, lenders, employers, and others in order to help potential homebuyer overcome the hurdle of down payments and closing costs.
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