MFA Loan Programs
FirstHome and FirstDown
FirstHome is MFA's primary first-time homebuyer program, which can be used to finance any single-family property. FirstDown is a down payment assistance second mortgage loan for first-time homebuyers.
FirstDown must be combined with the FirstHome program. However, FirstHome may also be used with the HomeNow second mortgage program. (See below for information on HomeNow.)
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FirstHome & FirstDown Spanish Factsheet
HomeNow is a second mortgage loan available to first-time homebuyers with income at or below 80 percent AMI. The program provides $7,000, which can be used to finance the minimum down payment and closing costs. The HomeNow second mortgage loan has a 0-percent interest rate and is non-amortizing. The loan may be forgiven after 10 years if the borrower satisfies certain requirements.
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HFA Preferred™ Conventional Loan Program
Requires a down payment of just three percent and allows LTV/CLTV ratios of up to 97/105. Lower-income borrowers get the best pricing and have a lower mortgage insurance coverage requirement. See term sheet for program details.
HomeForward & HomeForward DPA
HomeForward is a combination first mortgage purchase loan and a Down Payment (“DPA”) second mortgage which features simplified qualification/eligibility guidelines as well as reduced documentation requirements. There is no First-time homebuyer requirement for the HomeForward program.