<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1646506622281846&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Amerifirst blog

 Explore our blog for insights on buying, financing, remodeling, and taking care of your home.

Zero Down First Time Home Buyer Loans

If living with mom and dad is starting to lose its appeal and you’re having trouble knowing if it’s day or night from your basement bedroom, you may be thinking about buying your own place. Scraping together the funds needed for a down payment, closing costs and other new homeowner costs, however, can be daunting. Fortunately, there’s a loan program available that is especially appealing to first-time homebuyers that lets you buy a home immediately with absolutely no money down.  

No Down Payment Mortgage Loans for First Time Buyers

Two of the most popular mortgage loans for first-time buyers are the USDA Rural Development loan and the VA (Veterans) Home Loan. The main reason these two loans are so popular is because both loans allow you to purchase a home with very little or no money down (also known as a Zero Down or No Down Home Loan). Zero down home loans are most common among first-time homebuyers since they are typically young married couples or single professionals who are just starting out, and haven't yet saved enough financial resources to fund a down payment. At AmeriFirst, we specialize in both USDA Rural Development and VA Home Loans. Download our Concise Guide for the First Time Home Buyer. Here is a quick overview of the first-time homebuyer loans with zero down: USDA Rural Development Loan The USDA Rural Development Loan is offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With this loan you can borrow up to 100% of the appraised value of the home, and in some instances, up to an additional 2% more that can be used for small repairs or improvements. One of the main requirements of the USDA loan is that the subject property must fall within a specific geographical location that is outside a city/metropolitan area. To find out if a particular property falls within the USDA required area, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. VA Home Loan The VA Home Loan (Veterans) is another popular Zero Down Payment Mortgage offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Signed into law back in 1944 by then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (GI Bill of Rights) offered veterans a federally guaranteed home loan with zero money down. There are some very specific eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a VA home loan so be sure you visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website for more details. You can also reach out to one of our friendly loan officers at a branch close to you.   Even though both of these loan products are first-time homebuyer loans with zero down, there are still some out-of-pocket expenses when buying a home, i.e. earnest money, and home inspection. Make sure you have enough money saved up to cover these Buyer costs. Learn all about the first home buying process with our "Get Mortgage Ready Kit." The free eBook has a ton of information including a glossary of mortgage terms to help you be a more powerful and educated buyer.   (cash picture derived from: Flickr user Andrew Magill)

What to Ask During a Home Inspection

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of Amerifirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  A home inspection is an invaluable tool for a home buyer trying to decide whether or not a specific property is a good investment. Being present for the process can make the inspection even more worthwhile. Asking questions of the inspector and getting his or her opinions about the problems with the house can help the home buyer decide whether or not to move forward with the real estate transaction.

The American Dream: Not All Homes are Dreamy. Meet the FHA 203k!

Searching for the perfect home has become quite the chore in the last couple of years. The headlines say it all - housing stock is down. This means you as a buyer have fewer homes to choose from on the market. What's a buyer to do?  This can be especially frustrating for a first time home buyer, as most first timers don't have the means to get into a bidding war.  There's an option out there for financing your dream home - even if it looks like a nightmare. The FHA 203k renovation mortgage puts the low down payment option of the FHA loan to work with the power of after-improved value once the remodeling is finished. 

5 Real Estate Secrets to Know This Tax Season

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Making Your Dreams A Reality: How to Find Your Ideal Home

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

New Neighborhood: 3 Immediate Necessities You May Have Missed

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Moving into a new neighborhood is an exciting time. While you may have been focused on the moving truck, delivery of your belongings and setup of utilities, there could be a few things that you forgot. Keep these three immediate necessities in mind as you prepare for your move.

    Related Posts

    icon_footer_phone-01

    Call us

    800.466.5626

    icon_footer_laptop-01

    Get started

    Apply online today