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Utah Down Payment Assistance

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Down Payment Assistance

Utah Housing Corporation (UHC) loans allow an eligible borrower, to borrow all or a portion of their down payment and closing costs. Borrowers are able to purchase a home with FHA or VA, or Fannie Mae financing with little or no cash investment through an approved Utah Housing Participating Lender.

Down Payment Requirements:

  • FHA requires a 3.5% down payment (i.e. $5,250 is the minimum required down payment for a purchase price and appraised value of $150,000)
  • Veterans with full VA eligibility may be able to finance 100% of the purchase price. Eligibility for the VA Home Loan Program
  • Fannie Mae requires a 3.0% down payment (i.e. $4,500 is the minimum required down payment for a purchase price and appraised value of $150,000)

Closing Costs:

  • Closing Costs charged by a lender varies from Lender to Lender and can range from 3% - 6% of the Loan Amount (i.e. Closing Costs for a loan amount of $150,000 can range from $4,500 - $9,000).
  • It is important to obtain closing cost quotes from several UHC approved Participating Lenders

Interest Rates:

A UHC first mortgage loan is a 30-year fixed rate loan. Interest rates can be found on the UHC web site. Only Utah Housing approved Participating Lenders can offer the following loan programs and interest rates:

  1. FirstHome Loan has the lowest UHC interest rate. This loan is for first time homebuyers with a minimum credit score of 660.
  2. HomeAgain Loan has an interest rate higher than FirstHome. This loan is for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 660, first time homebuyers and homebuyers who have previously owned a home. The income and sales price limits are higher a than FirstHome loan.
  3. Score Loan has an interest rate higher than HomeAgain loan. This loan is for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 620, first time homebuyers and homebuyers who have previously owned a home.
  4. NoMI loan has an interest higher than the FHA loan programs, and does not require mortgage insurance. This loan is for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 700, first time homebuyers and homebuyers who have previously owned a home.

Down Payment Assistance Second Mortgage:

  • An eligible borrower can obtain a second mortgage for up to:
    • 6% of the FirstHome Loan, HomeAgain Loan
    • 4% of a Score Loan
    • 5% of a NoMI Loan
    to use for the down payment and closing costs needed to purchase a home.
  • The second mortgage is a 30-year fixed rate loan with an interest rate that is 2% higher than the first mortgage interest rate.
  • Both the first mortgage and the second mortgage are serviced by Utah Housing Corporation. Borrowers will make both mortgage payments to Utah Housing Corporation in West Valley City, Utah.

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