IHFA VA Purchase Loan
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Special Offers
- Similar Loan Programs
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This loan program is not available in USA
This 30-year fixed VA loan program from Idaho Housing (IHFA) for Idaho Veterans and active-duty military can be combined with an optional credit of either 1% or 2% to help offset costs. There is no first time homebuyer requirement, and homebuyer education is encouraged, but not required.
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IHFA VA Purchase Loan
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
- 2% of the first loan amount is available in assistance
- Available in all of Idaho
- Allows up to 50% DTI (Debt-to-Income)
- No mortgage insurance
- Must meet program guidelines
- Subject to income limits
- Requires the VA Funding Fee
- No multi-family properties allowed
IHFA VA Purchase Loans are available in 1 state.
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“For those veteran and active-duty homebuyers that are in need of a little assistance in securing their dream property, this program may be the solution."
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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- VA loan program option from IHFA for ID Veterans and Active-Duty Military
- Can be combined with either 1% or 2% in credits to offset costs
- No first time homebuyer requirement
- Buyers must meet program guidelines, complete homebuyer education courses, occupy the property as a primary residence, and not exceed the income limits.
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 may be required for this loan program.
Class Name: Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education Program
Finally Home!® is IHFA's homebuyer education program designed to help potential homebuyers understand the process and make informed decisions. The program covers topics such as home affordability, financing options, and the home-buying process. The course costs $70, with discounts available. There are online and in-person options available. It is encouraged but not required for the VA loan program.
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.
No Mortgage Insurance
This program does not require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Type: VA Funding Fee
The VA Funding Fee, which ranges between 1.25% - 3.3% of the loan amount, is charged on all VA loans unless the veteran has been entitled 10% or greater in disability.
Type: No Annual Fee
This program does not have an annual fee.
Estimated Closing Costs: 2.5%
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.
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.
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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