Home in Five Conventional Loan - Low Income
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Grant, Bond & Other Add-On Programs
- Special Offers
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The Phoenix IDA and Maricopa IDA partner to offer a 30-year Conventional loan option for households making less than 80% of AMI (Area Median Income). This program can be paired with the Home in Five Down Payment Assistance Program. The main benefit of this first mortgage program is that it requires less private mortgage insurance (PMI) coverage, resulting in significant monthly savings to the borrower.
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Home in Five Conventional Loan - Low Income
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment
Max Loan Amount
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan amount ranges vary based on US County. Register Now to see if this loan program is a good fit for you, find your county limits, and find more options for purchasing a home.
Pros & Cons
- Reduced mortgage insurance requirements
- Flexible qualifying guidelines with perfect credit not required
- Assistance available, up to 7% of the first loan amount
- Subject to 80% AMI income limits
- Not available outside of Maricopa County, AZ
- High-balance loans not permitted
Home in Five Conventional Loan - Low Incomes are available in 1 state.
*Limited Availability: Property must be located in Maricopa County, AZ.
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“When comparing options, this Conventional program offers some of the lowest private mortgage insurance rates available—but you must meet stringent income limits in order to qualify."
Occupancy & Property Types
Qualification factors for this program can vary based on how you intend to occupy the property and what type of property you are purchasing. By registering for a free account , you can check program limits for all property and occupancy types.
Available Property Types for Primary Residence
Income & Purchase Price Limits
Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI), as well as purchase price and income limits, are important factors when qualifying for a home loan program. By registering for a free account , you can find the exact program limits for this program and others in your area and for your unique scenario.
Purchase Price Limit
Annual Qualifying Income
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan limit ranges vary based on US County. Amounts may be rounded. Exact amounts can be accessed by registering for a free account.
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- Home in Five Conventional Mortgage option with reduced mortgage insurance
- Credit scores as low as 640
- Down payment assistance amounts can range between 3% and 7%
- Property must be located within Maricopa county, including the City of Phoenix
- New purchases only (no refinancing)
- Additional assistance available to targeted borrowers and for all in low-income census tracts
In some circumstances, there are specific requirements you must meet or homebuyer education courses you must attend in order to be eligible for the loan program.
No other program limitations
A Homebuyer Education Class is required for this loan program.
Class Name: ARC Online Homebuyer Education or Other
To become eligible for purchasing a home, it is mandatory for all homebuyers to complete an 8-hour homebuyer education program through a housing counseling agency approved by Arizona, and acquire a certificate of completion. The homebuyer education course can be taken in-person or online.
Mortgage Insurance & Fees
Most mortgage programs require mortgage insurance when you are financing more than 80% of the purchase price or appraised value. Some programs may also have an associated funding fee, paid at the time of closing, or an annual fee. Learn all about the different fees here.
Required with less than 20% Down PaymentType: Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
This program requires Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) if you are putting down less than 20% on the home you are purchasing or refinancing.
Type: No Funding Fee
This program does not have a funding fee.
Type: No Annual Fee
This program does not have an annual fee.
Estimated Closing Costs: 2%
These amounts are just an estimate. Your closing costs include things like loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title insurance, taxes, deed recording fees, and other charges.
Grants, Bonds & 2nd Mortgages
There are certain programs that can be combined with this Home in Five LI program to help cover all or a portion of your down payment and closing costs, or provide additional borrower benefits.
Home in Five Advantage 7%|Home in Five LI
The Home in Five program provides up to 7% down payment and closing cost assistance when combined with a Conventional Loan.
Max. Loan Amount
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment:
Occasionally, there are special offers that can be added to this mortgage program that provide additional benefits, such as a reduction in your federal taxes (mortgage credit certificates), extra cash for your down payment, and more.
Home in Five BOOST
A new product named Home in Five BOOST has been introduced to provide additional assistance to homebuyers in qualified low-income neighborhoods. This initiative aims to increase homeownership in such areas by offering a 0.5% boost in aid to eligible buyers. Check with an RMM PROLender to see if you may qualify.
Arizona Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)
CIC Tucson's Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) is an interest tax credit that is used to reduce your federal income tax responsibility each year. It is specifically for first time homebuyers and veterans and can be paired with most Arizona down payment assistance programs.
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