HFA Advantage Step Up

For borrowers that have owned a home in the last three years

  • 30 Year Fixed First Mortgage
  • 640 Minimum Credit Score for Conventional First Mortgages
  • Purchase price and income limits apply(See Below)
  • 1-2 unit properties permitted
    • Manufactured homes allowed (not permitted on FHLMC product)
  • Government Programs available
    • FHA, VA, USDA
  • Conventional Programs available
    • FHLMC HFA Advantage(This is a Freddie Mac Product)
    • No First-time homebuyer requirement
    • Household income considered(Borrowers plus spouses that will live in the home)
    • Minimum borrower contribution is the lesser of $1,000 or 1% of the purchase price if using a MN Housing DPA
    • MN Housing follows Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA for reserve requirements, interested party contributions and maximum LTV/CLTV
    • Co-signors are permitted
    • One type of Down Payment Assistance
      • Monthly Payment Loan for down payment assistance
    • Step Up = Monthly Payment loan
      • Interest rate equals 1st mortgage rate
      • Loan amounts up to $15,000 in $100 increments
      • 10-year term

MHFA Income Limits and Purchase Price Limits

If your income is below the following you can get upto 8,000 or 10,000 with no payments or interest until final repayment

Deferred Payment Loan and Deferred Payment Loan Plus

You have to be a 1st time home buyer or have not owned a home for 3 or more years to use deferred payment option.

Household Size11-County Twin Cities Metro Area*Dodge and Olmsted CountiesAll Other Counties
1- 2 Person$72,000$72,000$64,000
3 Person$81,000$81,000$72,000
4 Person$90,000$90,000$80,000
5 Person$97,000$97,000$86,000
6 Person$104,000$104,000$92,000
7+ Person$112,000$107,800$99,000
The 11-county Twin Cities Area is defined as: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington and Wright Counties.

If you income is greater than the above limits, you can get upto 15,000 in down payment assistance as a 10 year repayable 2nd mortgage if you income is at or below the following:

Step Up With or Without Monthly Payment Loan

If you need over 8,000 dollars or have owned a home in the last 3 years, you must use a montly payment loan.

11-County Twin Cities Metro Area*

Dodge and Olmsted Counties

All Other Counties

$149,500

$149,500

$132,500

Current Purchase Price Limits

You can not buy a home that is even 1 dollar higher than the following price limits:

  • 11-County Metro: $330,100
  • Balance of State: $283,300