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First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance- California Dream For All Loan

Nestor Herrera

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Apr 5 3 minutes read

The California Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan has several benefits for first-time home buyers. It can help reduce the amount of money required for a down payment, making homeownership more accessible to those who may not have the funds available to cover a traditional down payment. Additionally, the lack of monthly payments or interest charges means that borrowers can focus on building equity in their homes and making them their own, without worrying about additional financial burdens.

This program works by providing eligible first-time home buyers with a loan that covers up to 20% of the home's purchase price. This loan can be used to cover the down payment and closing costs associated with the purchase of a home. In exchange for the loan, the borrower agrees to share a portion of the future appreciation of the home's value with CalHFA.

The Shared Appreciation Loan does not require monthly payments or interest charges, but rather shares in the future appreciation of the home's value. When the borrower eventually sells the home, or refinances the mortgage, they will pay back the original loan amount plus a percentage of the appreciation in the value of the home. The percentage of appreciation that is shared with CalHFA is determined at the time of purchase and is based on the amount of the loan.

Eligibility for the program is based on income, credit score, and other factors. Borrowers must meet certain income limits and purchase price limits, and must complete a homebuyer education course. The program is open to first-time home buyers, as well as those who have not owned a home in the past three years.

In summary, the California Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan is a program designed to help first-time home buyers in California access the funds they need to purchase a home. It is a unique approach to homeownership that can make it more accessible to those who may not have the funds available for a traditional down payment. If you're a first-time home buyer in California, the Shared Appreciation Loan is definitely worth considering as a way to make your homeownership dreams a reality.

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