Over $3M in Down Payment Money Used Up in One Day

Down Payment Assistance Phoenix, AZ Home in FiveAt 11:04AM today we received an e-mail stating that about $3.5 Million was now available for the non-target areas of the Home in Five Program. Money previously assigned to targeted areas were now released as non-target, meaning you didn’t have to be a first time home buyer to use these funds anywhere in Maricopa county. This is obviously very good news since we are working with a few buyers who could use these funds.

A little after 5pm we received a call stating that one of these buyers had an accepted contract. Aimee quickly jumped on the Home in Five website (lenders only) to reserve funds. She was stunned! There was only $229,000 left at about 5:25PM. This is a depletion rate of about $585,000 per hour! Wow.

Moral of the story is that these funds go fast. With 100% loans scarce everyone is looking for down payment assistance. There are still programs like the Home in Five out there which are available to needy borrowers, it’s just that there are lots of restrictions attached to them and oftentimes its only available on a first come first served basis.

Fortunately our borrowers loan size was smaller than fit under the available funds, so we were able to reserve the money for their purchase.

Read more on the Home in Five Down Payment Assistance Program.

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