Travis County HFC FHA Loan
- 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
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The Travis County HFC (Housing Finance Corporation) offers a 30-year FHA mortgage option that can be paired with their Hill Country Home Down Payment Assistance Program. The FHA option is often easier to qualify for than other first mortgage options.
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Travis County HFC FHA 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
- Flexible qualification guidelines
- Can be combined with up to 6% in down payment assistance
- Also available for manufactured homes
- Allows up to 50% DTI (Debt-to-Income)
- Only available in Travis County, TX
- Not available for second homes or investment properties
- Requires UFMIP (Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium)
- Mortgage Insurance (MIP) is required for the life of the loan
Travis County HFC FHA Loans are available in 1 state.
*Limited Availability: Eligible properties may be located anywhere within Travis County, including the City of Austin. Properties that are in the City of Austin but in Williamson County are not eligible.
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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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- FHA loan program option from Travis County HFC; easier qualification
- Can be combined with "Hill Country Home" down payment assistance
- Online homebuyer education
- Eligible properties may be located anywhere within Travis County, including the City of Austin. Properties that are in the City of Austin but in Williamson County are not eligible.
- Also allows for multifamily properties between 1 and 4 units
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: MGIC Online Homebuyer Education or Other
First-time homebuyers are required to complete a HUD-approved education course or the online MGIC course. The education course can be obtained from any HUD-approved provider, and some of them provide an online course via eHomeAmerica.
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 On All FHA LoansType: Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP)
This FHA program requires the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) regardless of the amount of your down payment or home equity.
Type: FHA UFMIP
The FHA Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) is a one-time fee equal to 1.75% of your loan amount. This fee can either be paid at closing or financed into your loan amount.
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.
Grants, Bonds & 2nd Mortgages
There are certain programs that can be combined with this Travis County FHA program to help cover all or a portion of your down payment and closing costs, or provide additional borrower benefits.
Hill Country Home Down Payment Assistance|Travis County FHA
Up to 6% down payment and closing cost assistance for Texas homebuyers with no first time homebuyer requirement.
Max. Loan Amount
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment:
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.
Travis County HFC VA Loan
Best For: First Time Homebuyers, Low Down Payments
VA loan for Travis County, TX vets and active-duty military seeking down payment assistance, offered by The Travis County HFC.
Travis County HFC USDA-RD Loan
Best For: First Time Homebuyers, Zero Down
USDA program for Texas homebuyers seeking down payment assistance, offered by the Travis County HFC (Housing Finance Corporation).
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