Down Payment Assistance - SmartMove for Illinois Buyers

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SmartMove Program for First-time Buyers in Illinois

SmartMove offers mortgage products with incentives such asdown payment assistance, affordable interest rates and down payment assistance.  Veterans can also apply.  SmartMove features up to $6000 for down payment and closing costs as a 10 year zero percent forgivable loan.  Obviously the program is geared toward borrowers who need extra flexibility on sources of income or who have limited funds for down payment and closing costs.

SmartMove features:

  • Minimum down payment loan amounts from 96.5 to 100% (this means 3.5% down up to zero down)
  • Conventional, FHA, USDA products available
  • Fixed rate loans with up to 30 year terms
  • Mortgage insurance at one-third less than other conventional products

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum credit score = 620 (FHA and USDA loans) or 660 (Conventional)
  • Buyer MUST contribute 1% or $1,000 of purchase price, whichever is greater.
  • Household income limits and purchase price limits do apply
  • HUD approved homeownership counseling required

SmartMove Lenders - See note below!

(when you go to the lender website page:  1) pick the county on the right  2) scroll down to homeownership resources, click both  3) click submit for participating lenders  4) scroll thru the list to see which town lenders are in)

Looking for a home in the Schaumburg Area? 

Lyn can help you and represent you as a 'buyers agent'.  Give Lyn a call today!


SmartMove Details - First Time Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance

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