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Purchasing your home with as little as $1250 total investment on your part.

$500 Earnest Money

$300 Home Inspection

$450 Appraisal

If your Income is below the 80% Annual medium Income level Example a family of 3 below $49000  a year than you should be able to qualify for most Housing assistance programs in the DFW Metro-Plex.   If your income is below the 110% AMI Example family of 3 $79000 than we can use wither the TDHCA (Texas Dept Housing) Bond 79  or USDA loans with zero down payment.


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 What a lot of home buyers don't realize is that, apart from  the down payment 3.5 % with an FHA mortgage needed to buy a home, there are other associated closing costs.  Closing costs such as Loan setup fees, attorney and title fees and pre-paid Insurance and Property taxes.  These expenses normally add up to about 5% to 6% of the price of the home

This means you are going to need about 9.5% of the price of the home to be able to purchase this home.   

For those of you who s income level is below the 80 Annual medium Income level (IE Family of 3 $49000) there is some form of government grant money available normally from $7500 to $10000.   A seller is also allowed to contribute up to 6% of the selling price in buyer concessions with an FHA, VA or USDA loan.   But only 3% on a conventional loan.  This money is normally used to pay some of or all your closing costs.  

This means that when searching for a home we must find a seller that has enough equity in their home to be able to afford to sell their home and give you 6% and still pay their own seller closing costs.


   Mortgage Loan

Anyone wanting to obtain a mortgage loan will need at least a 640 credit score.  Sometimes we can find lenders that will work with a 600 but that always means that the underwriting will be done manually and your application is going to be scrutinized and very difficult.

Here are a few ideas on building your credit score if you believe it is lower than a 640

1) Revolving credit.   Revolving credit is the type of credit that builds your score.  A car payment will not help your score but a credit card will as long as you use it widely and try to keep the balance at about 20% of allocated credit Example: $1000 credit never owe more than $200 at any given time and always pay the bill on time.

            Apply for an Orchard Secured Credit Card

                Apply for a Capitol One Secured credit Card





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" First Time Home Buyers" we can get into your new home for only $1000 total investment

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