TSAHC Home Sweet Texas Home
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Special Offers
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
Up to 5% down payment and closing cost assistance for Texas homebuyers (repeat or first time) in the form of either a 3-year forgivable second mortgage or a grant. The deferred payment option generally offers lower interest rates than the grant option. Home Sweet Texas Home offers competitive interest rates on a 30-year fixed rate home loan from the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC).
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TSAHC Home Sweet Texas Home
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 5.00% of 1st Loan Amount
Type: Bond Deferred Payment Program - Forgivable
The Home Sweet Texas Home program offers two options, either a 3-year forgivable second mortgage or a grant. The deferred payment option generally offers lower interest rates than the grant option.
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.
- TSAHC USDA Purchase Loan
- TSAHC VA Purchase Loan
- TSAHC Conventional Purchase - Low Income
- TSAHC Conventional Purchase - Median Income
- TSAHC FHA Purchase Loan
- Travis County HFC Conventional Loan
Pros & Cons
- Assistance available, between 2% and 5% of the loan amount
- Available in all of Texas
- Forgivable and repayable assistance options
- No purchase price limits
- Subject to county income limits
- No Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) combo option
TSAHC Home Sweet Texas Homes are available in 1 state.
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“This program can be combined with FHA, VA, Conventional and USDA programs, and offers up to 5% of the first loan amount, regardless of the program it is combined with."
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
$106,625 - $149,000
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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- A grant or deferred second, worth up to 5% of the home's loan amount
- Funds may be used for closing cost and/or down payment assistance
- No first time homebuyer requirement
- Buyers must meet program guidelines, complete home buyers education course, occupy as primary residence, and not exceed the county 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 is required for this loan program.
Class Name: Framework® Homebuyer Ed
Framework Homebuyer Ed satisfies the homebuyer education requirement for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and a variety of other lender's mortgage products (including this TSAHC program). The course costs around $75 and can be completed 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.
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% 1%
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.
TSAHC Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)
TSAHC's Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate is an interest tax credit that is used to reduce your federal income tax responsibility each year. They are specifically for first time homebuyers and must be paired with either TSAHC's Homes for Texas Heroes or Home Sweet Texas Home program.
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.
TSAHC Homes for Texas Heroes w/ MCC
Best For: Low Down Payments, Zero Down
Up to 5% down payment and closing cost assistance for Texas Heroes and a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) for tax benefits.
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Calculate Income Limits Using Area Median Income
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Texas Home Buyer Education Classes
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