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No Money Down! No Closing Cost Programs still exist!

This is a mortgage loan program.

I am the Realtor!  The person who helps you find the house, negotiate a good price etc.

Don’t forget about me, when you get to the home search part!

I’m always looking for ways to help make it easier to purchase a home.   And, I found a good one this time!

It is called NACA or Neighbor Assistance Corporation of America.  Their goal is private and fight predatory mortgage lending.  So, they have teamed up to create a loan that will allow future homeowners to purchase homes without the high interest rates, fees, points… and the list goes on!

So, they offer a true no money down, no closing program. And, the best part is you DON’T need perfect credit!  Okay, this is how the program works.

  • You must attend their mandatory informational seminar.  It explains how the program works and gives complete details on what is needed to qualify for the loan.
  •  After the seminar, you will make an appointment with the Housing Counselor.
  •  The counselor will run your credit and go over your payment history, as well as go over your overall financial history. (Credit score does not matter.)
  • *Note-  You can NOT have any accounts late, in collections, or liens (including medical) within the last 24 months.  They will need to be paid off, settled for less with documentation to confirm, or on a payment plan.
  • Must be able to show at least 12 months on time payments for all accounts. (There are exceptions to this rule.)
  •   Your out-of-pocket cost will be approx. $3,500.  Consisting of Earnest money $1,0000, home inspection between $350-$500,  homeowners insurance $600, pre-paids $1,200.
  • Maximum loan amount $251,713 anywhere in Dallas/ Fort Worth area.
  • Requires at least 1 year steady employment for W-2s.  Self-employed requires 2 years tax returns.
  • Must show a steady monthly savings pattern in one bank account.  Not through multiple accounts.  Specifically, savings for the difference of current monthly rent payment and future mortgage payment.  For example, your current rent is $800 a month, but your mortgage payment will be $1500.  You must be able to show you can afford the additional $700 in mortgage shock.
  • You don’t have to be a first time buyer.  However, you cannot currently be named on a mortgage.

The seminar is of course more detailed, but those are some of the main points.  You can sign up for the seminar on www.naca.com.  They are generally held every Saturday of the month at a church in the area.

Let me know if you need help signing up!

 

 

 

 

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Call Shawn Gamble Today!

972-638-9590

 

Looking for Down Payment Assistance programs?

Rising interest rates is causing first home-buyers to find other options for buying homes. Well, believe it or not there are still down payment assistance programs available for first time home-buyers.  Keep in mind some aren’t 100% and may require a small contribution to the purchase of your home. But, it is still a lot less then going with a standard mortgage.  History has proven, giving money toward buying a home is not always a good thing. So, the programs are a bit stringent in their requirements with some programs requiring in person homeowner course completion.

Most programs are funded by city or county where you want to reside.  I will add links so you can access their website for complete details.

 Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) – City of Fort Worth

Contact Info

Physical Address
908 Monroe Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Administration
817-392-7540 (phone)
817-392-7328 (fax)

Housing Services & Information, Directions Home, Management & Budget, Home Improvement & Construction
817-392-7390 (phone)
817-392-7508 (fax)

Director:
Aubrey Thagard

Requirements

  • Property must be purchased in Fort Worth
  • Homebuyer cannot have owned a house in the last 3 years
  • Homebuyer must live in home as primary residence
  • Combined family income must not exceed 80% of Fort Worth median income
  • Must work with a city approved lender http://fortworthtexas.gov/neighborhoods/lenders/
  • Minimum contribution from homebuyers own money must be at least $1,000 or 2% of home price
  • Property must pass Fort Worth city inspection free of cost
  • Can receive subsidy of up to $14,999 for mortgage assistance or use $3,000 of this amount for closing cost and/or down payment
  • Homebuyer must complete home ownership training and counseling program. Online completion not available.

Income Limits

Household Size Maximum Income
Download detailed income limits
1 $38,850
2 $44,400
3 $49,950
4 $55,500
5 $59,950
6 $64,400
7 $68,850
8 $73,300

 

City of Arlington Homebuyer Assistance

Contact info

Housing Advisor: 817-924-5091

Email: counseling@tchp.net

Requirements

  • Property must be located in the city of Arlington, TX
  • For first-time buyers only
  • Provides up to $7,500 in down payment assistance
  • Household income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income
  • Home must meet City’s minimum property standards
  • Funds available on first come first serve basis
  • Must complete homebuyer orientation class

 

Income Limits

Household Size Maximum Income
Download detailed income limits
1 $38,850
2 $44,400
3 $49,950
4 $55,500
5 $59,950
6 $64,400
7 $68,850
8 $73,300

 

City of Arlington Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)

Contact Info

Lori Wood

Phone: 214-953-4176

Email: Lori.Wood@hilltopsecurities.com

Requirements

  • Homebuyer’s household income and the purchase price of the home must not exceed the programs maximum limits
  • Homebuyer could not have owned a home in the last three years as their primary residence unless purchasing a home in the target area or is a qualified veteran
  • Homebuyer must apply for the MC through a participating lender and pay a non-refundable MCC Application fee
  • Homebuyer must qualify for a mortgage
  • Homebuyer must attend a HUD approved home ownership counseling course
  • Homebuyer must purchase a home in the City of Arlington, TX
  • Homebuyer must occupy the home as their principal residence

Maximum Income Limits

Non-targeted areas:

1-2 occupants               $69,400

3 or more occupants   $79,810

Targeted Areas:

1-2 occupants            $83,280

3 or more occupants           $97,160

Maximum Purchase Price Limit

Non-Targeted Areas                        $315,541

Targeted Areas                                 $385,662

PDF printable program details

 

Development Corporation of Tarrant county Homebuyer Assistance

Contact info

Phone: 817-924-5091

Requirements

  • Available for specific properties
  • Up to $10,000 in assistance
  • Not restricted to first-time homebuyers
  • Household income must not exceed 80% of area median income
  • Homebuyer must complete TCHP homeowner orientation

Household Income Limits

Household Size Maximum Income
Download detailed income limits
1 $38,850
2 $44,400
3 $49,950
4 $55,500
5 $59,950
6 $64,400
7 $68,850
8 $73,300

 

Complete PDF printable details

Dallas County Upfront Cost Assistance Program (UPCAP) down payment assistance

Contact info

Physical address:

2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 724

Dallas,  TX 75207

Phone: 214-819-6060

Fax: 214-819-6069

Email: HLCC@dallascounty.org

Requirements

  • Applicants must be pre-qualified for a mortgage loan fr0m a lender
  • Applications may be mailed or turned into our office by the homebuyer only
  • Applications must be turned in with all required additional documentation as detailed on application instruction sheet. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Applications may be submitted before or after attending the homebuyer seminars
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as mortgage approval is received. If a sales contract has been executed, applications should be submitted immediately

Participating UPCAP assistance cities

Balch Springs – Coppell – Glenn Heights – Sachse – Cedar Hill – Duncanville – Hutchins – Seagoville – Cockrell Hill – Farmers Branch – Lancaster – Wilmer

 Household income limits

Family size:    1            2            3                   4                  5                   6                7

Max Income:    1 – $40,151    2 – $45,901       3 – $51,651         4 – $57,351       5 – $61,951      6 – $66,551    7 – $71,151

Property Price Limits

Maximum home price $183,000 for existing homes and $228,000 New Construction

Full details printable PDF 

 

City of Dallas Mortgage Assistance Program- (MAP)

Contact Info

Physical Address

1500 Marilla, Suite 6BN

Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-670-4447

Email: maploans@dallascityhall.com

 Requirements

  • Total household income not to exceed 80% of the Dallas area median income
  • Home price must not exceed $183,000 for existing properties and $228,000 for new construction
  • Home must pass City of Dallas inspection
  • Homebuyer must attend a homebuyer education course
  • Homebuyer must get pre-qualified for a home loan
  • Home must be homebuyers primary residence
  • Up to $1500 may be used for minor repairs

Household income Limits

INCOME RANGE 80% OR BELOW
MAXIMUM SUBSIDY UP TO $14,000/$20,000
HOUSEHOLD SIZE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
1 $40,150
2 $45,900
3 $51,650
4 $57,350
5 $61,950
6 $66,550
7 $71,150
8 $75,750
9 $80,300

 

This is what I have found so far.  I will keep adding as I search for more!

Let me know if you have any questions!

IKEA store in Grand Prairie

So, I drove all the way to Frisco yesterday to have my fill of Swedish meatballs and to stroll through the IKEA store to see what caught my decorative eye.  It was a MAD HOUSE!  Oh my goodness, their were people everywhere and even more kids running and jumping trying to relieve their boredom.  Needless to say,  my stroll did not go as planned.  I came out a desk rack and wooden hangers.  Oh and by the way, we stood in line for one hour for those meatballs.

So, I have decided to never go to IKEA again!  Until the Grand Prairie store opens of course!  I can handle the madness without an hour drive tacked on.

Sooo, I did some digging and the new Grand Prairie IKEA is scheduled to open November 2017 on the east side of state highway 161 and Mayfield Rd. north of I-20.  Yeah, that’s jibberish to me too.  But, its 14 miles from downtown Dallas and 18 miles from downtown Fort Worth.  Which equals less than 10 miles from my house.

Woo-hoo!!  Oops, I almost dribbled on myself from the excitement!

Grand Prairie Ikea

This is what the store is supposed to look like when it done.

If you have never experienced an IKEA store, you have to stop in to check it out.  They have everything for your home at great prices.  And, they give you showrooms with decorating ideas.    It’s a great place to linger and be inspired.

Am I the only one excited here?!

another real estate funny

OPEN HOUSE! Sunday Aug. 21st Come see me!!

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Real Estate laughs!

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Check out my funny commercial!

So, I’m deleting videos from my phone, because the memory was almost full.

And, I come across videos of my kid who has been taking gymnastic lessons for six months, trying to prove to me it’s not a waste of money!

As I’m laughing at her attempts, I find two that tingle my creative juices… this is what I came up with, let me know what you think!

July Real Estate Stats

The July real estate results are here.  TarrantCounty_July2016

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Don’t see your see your city or county?  Let me know I can email July results to you.

New Home Move-in Specials

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Hi, I am back and I must admit,  it is hard work trying to keep up with a blog!:)  I have gotten rid of agentgamle.com and have moved to www.shawngambleonline.com which includes my blog.  I’m going to keep both for now.

But the weekend is here, if you are buying or thinking about buying and need a little persuasion to give you that “Just do it!” push…  Check out some of the new home subdivisions in the area.  They are offering great specials for their move-in ready homes, which gets you great savings without waiting to build.

Grand Homes is offering great deals in a couple of their subs for homes purchased in July.

Bower Ranch- Mansfield

Offering a free $20,000 pool or upgrades.

Bower Ranch Move-in Ready Homes

 

Mira Lagos/ Las Brias- Grand Prairie

A $15,000 luxury gourmet kitchen can be yours, with double ovens, 6 burner cook top, pendant lighting, upgraded granite and back splash and much more!…With an additional $10,000 you can use for other upgrades in your home.

*Both promotions include their Energy Star MAX package, a value of $13,036!

Las Brias Move-in Ready Homes

If you need a Realtor to represent you when going out feel comfortable giving me a call, text or email and we can set up an appointment to view properties!!

My Phone number is 972-638-9590 or fill out the form below and I will contact you!

 

If you are already working with a Realtor, Cindy Hennard is the Community Sales Manager, let her know Shawn Gamble sent you!:)

3003 England Parkway, Grand Prairie, Tx 75054   p.682-222-8003 c. 817-229-9327

GrandHomes.com

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