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Montgomery County HOC announced today (8/8/22) a fund of $1.5 Million to provide down payment assistance for eligible home purchasers in Montgomery County.  The amount of assistance is up to $25,000 to be utilized for down payment or closing costs.  To learn more about eligibility for the HOC program see https://www.alexjaffe.com/md-down-payment-assistance

There should be just over 60 reservations possible for the funds, and it’s only possible to reserve the funds after you have a signed purchase contract.

The HOC assistance comes combined with a mortgage to purchase the home, and the interest rate for the mortgage is set by HOC rather than us, and are viewable at https://www.hocmc.org/extra/2-uncategorised/73-mortgage-interest-rates.html

If a home buyer obtains the assistance and has their mortgage, and lives in the property for at least ten years, the entire amount of assistance is forgiven.  (1/120th of the assistance is forgiven monthly).

The amount of assistance is determined by multiplying the borrower’s qualifying income by 40%, with a maximum total of $25,000.  A home buyer with $60,000 in income would therefore be only eligible for $24,000 in assistance, since $24,000 is 40% of $60,000.

Questions? 240-479-7658 or [email protected]

Ready to pre-qualify?

Step one, submit a request here:https://firsthomemortgage.mymortgage-online.com/loan-app/?siteId=1276844701&lar=ajaffe&workFlowId=101366

Step two, after submitting, an online portal opens to which you may upload supporting documents.  Please note that you must declare all people who’ll occupy the property and must document all income for occupants 18+ years old:

    1. Driver’s licenses
    2. Last month of pay stubs
    3. Last two months bank statements including investment & retirement
    4. 3 years federal tax returns
    5. 2 years w2s
    6. Please complete this first time buyer class online, it’ll take 3-4 hours to complete. I’ve heard from numerous clients how helpful it is.  Provide the certificate after completion. https://creditsmart.freddiemac.com/paths/homebuyer-u/