Considering purchasing a first home in Ramsey County in 2015? There are many opportunities to explore before you write your offer. First time home buyers in Ramsey County have a number of amazing, often overlooked programs available to them. There are specific qualifying guidelines so it is essential to find a loan officer or mortgage broker that is well versed in the details to take advantage of these unique opportunities.
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Minnesota Down Payment Assistance
There is an excellent program for down payment assistance available in the Ramsey County area. Ramsey County includes the communities of St. Paul, Maplewood, Roseville, Shoreview, New Brighton, Little Canada, North St Paul, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency offers a program called StartUP which can be used for either up to 5% or $5,000 worth of assistance on a Ramsey County home valued at up to $310,000. This StartUP down payment assistance is a second mortgage on your home but has no interest and requires no payments until you pay off the home. One of the unique features of the funds in this program is that it can often be used in addition with other assistance programs.
Down Payment Assistance through Ramsey County
Homebuyer Classes Required to Qualify
Information about Ramsey County
NEED HELP BUYING A RAMSEY COUNTY HOME? Let me be your professional guide. If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me, Teri Eckholm of RE/MAX Results, a call or visit my website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report. I specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District. Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.
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