The Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program makes homeownership affordable for eligible frontline community workers such as law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators, healthcare professionals, childcare employees, and active military or veterans.
This program provides down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible US Veterans and/or first-time, income-qualified homebuyers so they can purchase a primary residence in the community in which they work and serve.
Borrowers can receive up to 5% of the first mortgage loan amount (maximum of $25,000) in down payment and closing cost assistance making it possible to purchase a home with limited personal funds.
Eligible frontline workers can receive reduced upfront fees, no origination points or discount points and down payment and closing cost assistance.
Down payment and closing cost assistance is available in the form of a 0%, non-amortizing, 30-year deferred second mortgage. This second mortgage becomes due and payable, in full, upon sale of the property, refinancing of the first mortgage, transfer of deed or if the homeowner no longer occupies the property as his/her primary residence. The Florida Hometown Heroes loan is not forgivable.
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Along with buying your first car, graduating from college, and getting married are milestones most people want to achieve. Another goal that most people share in common is owning a home. People who have been through the process and have already made their dream a reality will reflect on the moment they closed on their first home.
Unfortunately, not many people have the financial resources to completely finance their home out of pocket. Fortunately, there are a number of mortgage solutions offered across the country to help homebuyers purchase their dream home.
These programs include a number of options for first-time homebuyers even if they have low to moderate income levels. In addition to these, there are programs meant to assist first-time home buyers that don’t necessarily have the best credit scores.
Florida State Mortgage Group, Inc participates in a number of first-time home buyer programs. We offer various FSMG-originated conforming and government residential loans to first-time buyers.
In addition to that, in participating counties we offer residential mortgage loans in conjunction with a Mortgage Credit Certificate (“MCC”). The MCC program grants up to $2,000 an IRS income tax credit to homeowners for each year they own and occupy a mortgaged property as their primary residence.
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For further convenience of our borrowers, FSMG also offers loans with reduced interest rates and low-cost private mortgage insurance (PMI).
In addition, FSMG also offers MCCs to eligible veterans who are not first-time homebuyers.
We suggest you speak to one of our loan officers to explore your options as a first-time home buyer and/or eligible veteran and find a solution that works right for you.
Unlike what most people think, first time home buyers are not just the people who have never owned a home. In fact, anyone who hasn’t owned a home (that was their primary residence) in the past 3 years is considered a first time home buyer.
The definition is oversimplified for better understanding. It actually covers a larger segment of people that you would have thought.
No, FHA loans are available to any qualified borrower in the purchase and/or refinancing of their primary residence.
Generally, 3% is the minimum downpayment for conforming loans and 3.5% for FHA loans. The Florida Hometown Heros Program may be utilized to provide the necessary downpayment and closing costs effectively eliminating the need for any required minimum downpayment.
Florida State Mortgage Group, Inc. is located on 1512 E Broward Blvd #204A, Fort Lauderdale. From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) head northwest toward Terminal Dr/Upper Terminal Dr and use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto Terminal Dr/Upper Terminal Dr. Then use the left lane to keep right at the fork and follow signs for Departures and use the left lane to continue toward US-1 N. Next, keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-1 N/Ft Lauderdale and merge onto US-1 N. After that merge onto US-1 N and keep left to stay on US-1 N. Finally, turn right onto E Broward Blvd and Florida State Mortgage Group, Inc. will be on your right.
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Florida State Mortgage Group, Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender. As prohibited by federal law, we do not engage in business practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, because all or part of your income may be derived from any public assistance program, or because you have, in good faith, exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Disclaimer: Programs subject to change without notice. All borrowers must qualify per program guidelines.