MFA Assistance Combo Loan
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The New Mexico MFA Assistance Combo allows first time homebuyers to combine up to three MFA down payment assistance programs (MFA DownPayment Advantage, MFA FirstDown, and MFA HomeNow) into one. Each assistance program is different, so ultimately the final loan can be a combination of a standard 2nd mortgage (FirstDown), a deferred 2nd mortgage that is forgivable (HomeNow), and grant funds (DownPaymentAdvantage). The maximum amount of assistance cannot exceed $35,000.
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MFA Assistance Combo 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.
Benefit type: Up to $35,000 in Assistance
Type: Deferred Payment Standard 2nd Mortgage Grant Program - Repayable
Can be a combination of a standard 2nd mortgage with repayment, deferred 2nd mortgage that is forgivable, and grant funds that don't have to be repaid (depending on combination of programs).
First Mortgage Program Option
This program can be used in tandem with the following first mortgage programs in order to help fulfill down payment requirements, pay closing costs, or provide other benefits. Learn all about how grants, bonds & 2nd mortgages work here.
- MFA FirstHome USDA Loan
- MFA FirstHome Conventional Loan - Low Income
- MFA FirstHome Conventional Loan - Median Income
- MFA FirstHome VA Loan
- MFA FirstHome FHA Loan
Pros & Cons
- Flexible qualifying guidelines with perfect credit not required
- Available in all of New Mexico
- Grant funds and other forgivable assistance options
- Also available for manufactured homes
- Funds are limited and are provided on a first come first served basis
- Has lower income limits than other MFA programs (80% AMI)
- Subject to purchase price limits that vary by county
- Only available to first time homebuyers
MFA Assistance Combo Loans are available in 1 state.
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“When down payment and/or closing cost are getting in the way of you becoming a homeowner, the MFA Combo Loan can get you up to $35,000 in assistance!"
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
$349,526 - $440,480
$43,360 - $133,680
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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- Provides down payment assistance of up to $35,000
- Funds may be applied towards down payment and/or closing costs
- Combines multiple MFA assistance programs into one
- MFA Assistance Combo may only be combined with a MFA FirstHome first mortgage program
- Homebuyer education is required for all first time homebuyer(s), including co-borrower(s)
- Borrowers must contribute at least $500 of their own funds into the home purchase (MFA guideline)
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: eHome's 8-Hour Homebuyer Education or Other
Homebuyer education is required for all first time homebuyers, including co-borrowers. Buyers must complete a homebuyer counseling course through eHomeAmerica or another HUD-approved housing education provider.
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: 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: 2.5% 0.5%
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.
Similar Loan Programs
If you think this home loan program may be a good fit for you, you may also want to check out the following programs that share many similarities with the current program.
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Best For: Low Credit Scores, Zero Down
The New Mexico MFA HomeForward DPA Program provides up to 3% in down payment assistance as a standard second mortgage with repayment.
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