Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wisconsin has a no down payment mortgage loan program

All home buyers in Wisconsin have a mortgage program available that does not require a down payment. The program is a Rural Housing mortgage loan.

Minimum down payments on other loan programs have made it more difficult for home buyers to qualify for a mortgage loan in Wisconsin. The Rural Housing program allows a true 100 percent financing loan for any home buyer in Wisconsin. You do not have to be a first time home buyer to qualify for this mortgage loan.

One of the most important things to remember about this program, is that it requires the home to be located in a rural area. Wisconsin home buyers are in a better position to qualify for this loan, because the majority of the state is made up rural areas.

Here are additional details of this program:

  • This program is called "Rural", because there are certain areas that are not eligible for this program. All of Milwaukee county is NOT eligible, but many areas throughout the entire state of Wisconsin are eligible.
  • Lenders are approving loans with credit scores as low as 580. Typically, a 620 is best, but if there are compensating factors to help offset the risk of a credit score below 620, it’s very possible you will be approved.
  • There is absolutely no PMI (private mortgage insurance) required with the total mortgage payment. Yes, no PMI, even though you won't need a down payment.
  • There are income limits, but they are based on the county the property is located and how many people will live in the property. If you have child care expenses, these can help to reduce your total income and help with staying under the income limits.
  • Maximum financing is allowed up to 102% of the appraised value of the home. So, it’s possible all the closing costs can be financed into the loan and not required to be paid out of pocket.

It’s very important home buyers take the time to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan, before looking at homes. Especially, if you are looking to buy a home with no money down, because sellers are going to want to work with serious buyers and serious buyer have pre-approval letters.

Learn more about no down payment mortgage loans in Wisconsin, so you understand what is available.


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