Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance Program is definately unique. We have worked with many down payment assistance programs over the last 20+ years and I can tell you that I have never seen one like this.
So, P2P may very will be the best down payment assistance program we’ve ever had available in Tucson AZ. Pathway to Purchase (P2P) down payment assistance program is only available in certain cities and Tucson Arizona is one of them. YAY
Here is what I like about Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance:
- You need a FICO score of 640 or greater
- You can make up to $92,984 gross income
- You can buy a home with a sales price of up to $371,936
- Pathway to Purchase is a true, zero down payment required from buyer loan program
- You can buy a residential property as long as you do not own another at time of purchase
- You can use up to $20,000 towards your down payment and or closing costs
- In addition, you can use some of the money to pay your mortgage insurance up front
- The amount you use towards your down payment now becomes equity
- You can buy a single family home, condo or town home
- You do not have to be a first time home buyer
- You can be a first home buyer
- A second lien is placed on the home for the amount you borrow and is forgiven after you have lived in the home for only 5 years
- If you use some of the down payment assistance money to pay for mortgage insurance up front, as a result,
it may be a tax deduction for that year ( check with you CPA of course)
- You can use the Pathway to Purchase down payment assistance to put 10% down
- You can use the down payment assistance to put 5% down and pay some closing costs ( including up front mortgage insurance AKA MIP)
- The required home buyers education can be taken online via MGIC (https://homebuyers.mgic.com/) or
you can take the buyers education course at one of the approved HUD locations.
- Sellers can use Pathway to Purchase down payment assistance program to buy another home.
- There is $48,000,000 allocated to Pathway to Purchase Program (P2P) down payment assistance program
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Now back to me, because we are here to give you some really great information today. We are here to tell you about 48 million dollars that is sitting in a bank account, ready to be released sometime in July, 2016. That’s coming really quickly.
The money is for a program called Pathway to Purchase and through this program, you can get up to $20,000 to use towards your down payment and closing costs. There are only a few qualifications and restrictions (see below). If you’d like to take advantage of Pathway to Purchase, please give us a call at (520) 631-8669 or, if it’s late at night and I’m sleeping, read this entire page and send me a message.
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Here are some of Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance rules:
- Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance can not be used with a construction to perm loan
- Pathway to Purchase can not be used with a refinance
- The availability of the funds is subject to change without prior notice
- Availability of the Pathway to Purchase funds is on a first come first served basis
- There is no minimum loan amount (lenders minimum loan amount guidelines may apply)
- There are no reserve requirements (lenders reserve requirements may apply)
- Cash back to the borrow is not allowed
- You must qualify to use Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance
- You can not have received a mortgage loan in the past three years from the following:
City of Tucson
The Industrial Development Authorities
- Loan to value ratio (LTV) cannot exceed 95%
- Debt to income ratio (DTI) cannot exceed 45%
- Mortgage must be Fannie Mae HFA Preferred
Search Homes that May Qualify Under Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance.
For Condos and Lofts that may qualify with Pathway to Purchase – Call Today @ (520) 631-TONY (8669)
$100,000 – 150,000
$150,000 – 200,000
$200,000 – 250,000
$250,000 – 300,000
$300,000 – 350,000
Call or text me: (520) 631-TONY (8669)
Email me: TonyRay@SeeTucsonHomes.com
Frequently Asked Questions about Pathway to Purchase,
another Great Down Payment Assistance Program to Help You Buy a Home
How do I get Pre-Qualified for the program?
Finally, the Pathway to Purchase has arrived. Call me, Tony Ray, at (520) 631-TONY (8669) and I will introduce you to the right loan officer. I will make sure you are referred to someone that I know well and you can trust. Only participating lenders are able to help you with this program, most of which will have a physical office location in Tucson AZ.
Online and out of state lenders will most likely not participate, which in my opinion is great. It is in your best interest to have a local loan officer, local underwriter and local appraiser who understand homes and neighborhoods in Tucson AZ.
If I sell my home, can I use the Pathway to Purchase (P2P) down payment assistance program?
Yes, as long as you sell your current home, you can buy another home with this program. After the 2007-2008 crash, many homeowners have just enough equity to pay title company and brokerage fees if they sell. Unfortunately that means that these sellers must use their own monies to buy another home. Fortunately, P2P will help these sellers up-size, downsize, make a lateral move to a new school district or what ever they may need.
Am I borrowing the money used towards my closing costs and down payment?
The Pathway to Purchase program offer buyers (who qualify ) down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a silent second lien. If you stay in the home for 5 years and have not done a cash out refinance, the silent 2nd is 100% forgiven.
What is the interest rate on the second, silent loan?
The silent, 2nd loan has a zero percent interest rate.
What kind of loan is this?
The loan is a Fannie Mae (conventional) loan.
I have seen different information on other websites, did the Pathway to Purchase criteria change?
Yes, I believe it was June 10, 2016 that Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson AZ, announced that the maximum purchase price had been increased from $356,352 to the new limit of $371,936. The Mayor also announced that the borrowers income limit had been changed from $89,088 gross per year to the new limit of $92,984. I am not sure why they both increased, but again, yay. : )
What is the required buyers education class?
All buyers must complete the Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshop. You can take this course online and it should take about 4-6 hours. You can also take this 8 hour course at one of these HUD approved agencies:
- Chicanos Por La Causa
- Family Housing Resources
- Old Pueblo Community Services
- Pio Decimo Center
- The Primavera Foundation, INC.
- MGIC (online only)
Can I buy a new construction / new home build?
No, P2P does not allow borrowers to purchase homes from new home builders, under construction, to be built, spec homes, etc.
Can I buy a loft or condo with the Pathway to Purchase down payment assistance money?
Yes, as long as the loft or condo is warranted under Fannie Mae guidelines. Contact Tony Ray for more information on which lofts and condos are eligible.
Can I buy a manufactured home with the P2P?
No, single family manufactured homes are not allowed to be purchased with this program.
I am a non-permanent resident, can I buy a home with the Pathway to Purchase down payment assistance program?
US residential status can be permanent or non-permanent, however, Fannie Mae guidelines do apply.
What if I cannot stay in the home for the full 5 years?
If you leave the home, sell the home or rent the home before the required 5 year occupancy term is up, the borrowed amount will become a lien on the home.
Can I do a cash out refinance during the first 5 years of owning the home?
No, if you did, the second, silent lien would be a second mortgage to be repaid.
Are there other cities where we can use the Pathway to Purchase (P2P) down payment assistance program?
Yes and here is the list:
Arizona City, Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Douglas,
El Mirage, Fort Mohave, Goodyear, Huachua City, Laveen, Maricopa,
Red Rock, Sierra Vista, Snowflake, Tucson, Yuma
How do I start?
Call or text me: (520) 631-TONY (8669)
Email me: TonyRay@SeeTucsonHomes.com