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Michigan’s Down Payment Assistance Program: A Great Time to Buy a Home

Purchasing a home is a significant milestone in one’s life, but it can also be a daunting task, especially for first-time buyers. Typically, the cost of a down payment is one of the most significant barriers to homeownership. Fortunately, the state of Michigan has a program that can help. The Michigan Down Payment Assistance Program (MSHDA) offers financial assistance to homebuyers to help with the cost of a down payment and closing costs.

Purpose:

The MSHDA Down Payment Assistance program is designed to help low-to-moderate income individuals and families purchase their first home in Michigan. The program provides up to $7,500 ($10,000 in select zip codes) in down payment and closing cost assistance.  It can be used towards the purchase of a single-family home, townhome, or condominium. The assistance is provided in the form of a deferred second mortgage. Which means that the borrower does not have to pay it back until they sell, refinance, or the home is no longer their primary residence.

Requirements:

The program has several eligibility requirements, including income limits, credit score requirements, and homebuyer education. However, the program is flexible, and there are options for borrowers with less than perfect credit. Additionally, the program is available to veterans and active-duty military personnel, as well as rural residents.

Why MSHDA?

The MSHDA DPA program is a great opportunity for first-time homebuyers in Michigan to become homeowners.  Many individuals and families who thought homeownership was out of reach can now afford to purchase a home.  It’s a great time to take advantage of the program. Interest rates are attractive and sellers are again willing to negotiate, making it a perfect time to buy a home.

In conclusion, the Michigan Down Payment Assistance Program is a valuable resource for first-time homebuyers in the state of Michigan. The program provides financial assistance to help with the cost of a down payment and closing costs. Helping make homeownership more affordable. Simply put, now is an excellent time to take advantage of the program and become a homeowner. If you’re a first-time homebuyer in Michigan and you’re interested in the program, you can apply right here on our website – APPLY NOW.  After you complete the application we will call you and go over the different options available to you.   If you have any questions or would like to apply over the phone give us a call at (269) 360-7109.

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