Thomaston CT Homes for Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

usda 3These selected Homes for Sale in Thomaston CT are Eligible for up to 100% USDA Financing with a Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan.

The USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan offers many benefits to qualified buyers:
•   Up to 100% Financing of the home’s Appraised ValueNo Down Payment Required
•   Ability to Finance the Closing Costs in the loan when the Appraised Value is higher than the negotiated sales price
•   One 30 year fixed rate mortgage at low-interest rates
•   Reduced Mortgage Insurance beats FHA and increases buying power.

Call Me @ 860.945.9284 to discuss the right mortgage option for your family and to take advantage of my FREE Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.
With USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan you just might be able to move in to a new home this New Year with a minimal down payment and low to no closing costs.

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52 Stoughton St, Thomaston, CT  

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It’s so much larger than it appears. Plenty of room to stretch out in this well cared for cape style home boasting 4 BRs with a full bath on each floor. Many possibilities for small. large or extended families.
Ideal for Millennial First Home Buyers.

174 Edgewood Avenue, Thomaston, CT
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Charming 4 BR ranch with many extras. Reduced price for New Year sale

 

 

Please Note; Most single-family properties for sale in Thomaston, CT are eligible for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan program. Condos too, as long as the HOA meets FNMA and FHA guidelines. The program has liberal income limits and DTI ratios that might enable buyers of other high-end homes to qualify for this program. Call me for details.

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3 Kittredge Lane, Winsted CT For Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

3 Kittredge LaneOversize 4BR Cape is a must see for First Home Buyers!
It’s Eligible For up to 100% Financing with a USDA RHD mortgage. Closing costs can be included in loan amount. Low rates! Low MI! Beats FHA and CHFA any day!
http://www.trulia.com/property/3193893204-3-Kittredge-Ln-Winsted-CT-06098
Call Me at 860.945.9284 for details on the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan and to take advantage of my FREE  Mortgage Pre-Approval service
Then Call Toni Osterhout  at  Elite Realty 860.482.8394 to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.

My Credit Scores Aren’t Great! I Don’t Have a Lot in Savings! Can I Still Get a Mortgage?

I don’t have a lot of savings! My credit scores aren’t great! Can I still get a mortgage? The answer is YES! Let’s talk about your situation.

Happy New HomeIf you think having financial problems will stop you from buying a home, think again! Believe it or not, it may not be as difficult as one may think to purchase a home with less than perfect credit. Here are some common financial problems – and some smart solutions that may help you purchase your new home this spring!

General TipWork With a Professional Mortgage Broker
Getting a mortgage is an expensive proposition. – and without guidance from a qualified mortgage financeprofessional you could pay substantially more than necessary. If you’ve got financial issues, going to a regular bank might not be the right solution for you. You may be a square peg that doesn’t “fit” into their square boxes of credit guidelines. Instead, you should work with a Mortgage Broker who has established direct relationships with numerous lenders who offer a a wide range of mortgage options.
Why? Well, if you work with them directly, mortgage brokers might be able to direct you to a lender who will make exceptions to the standard underwriting guidelines. For example, I’m working with lenders who  consider a borrower with a DTI higher than 43%; and a lender who will accept  applications from borrowers with a 580 credit score.

Problem #1 – High Debt-To-Income Ratio (DTI)
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f you’ve looked into getting a mortgage, you may have heard the term “DTI.” Just what  is DTI and how does it impact your ability to get a loan?
DTI is your debt-to-income ratio – a percentage calculated by dividing all your current debt payments plus what the new mortgage will cost you every month by your gross monthly income. FHA MIThe new “ability to repay” rules mandated by the CFPB in January 2014 limit the borrowers to a maximum 43% DTI. The higher the DTI, the higher the risk of non-payment and the harder it is to qualify for a mortgage. If it exceeds 43%, traditional banks will probably decline the request.
Solution: You have to reduce your monthly payments.A good place to start is your car. I’m working with borrowers now who pay $600 per month in car payments. What’s done is done, but instead of financing those fancy new car a few years back, they might have considered buying a good used with substantially lower monthly payments. The cars are in good shape,have low mileage, so I suggested that they apply at their credit union for a loan to refinance their car loans for 24-36 months to lower their payments. I could argue that it’s best financial decision, and of course they could still make the former payments, but their DTI ratio would improve to a point where they could obtain a mortgage.

Problem #2 – Low Credit Score
A borrower’s credit score is the single most important snapshot of your credit risk by good-credit-vs-bad-creditreporting the payment history on all your credit accounts. Lenders perceive a low credit score as a high credit risk and this could negatively impact your odds of being approved for a loan. And if you still qualify for a loan, a low credit score could still cost you. The lower the credit score, the higher the perceived risk and the higher the interest rate to compensate for that risk.
Solution: Get copies of your credit report. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com. the Only Website Authorized By Law to Provide a Free Annual Credit Report. Then discuss your findings with your mortgage broker ask him which areas need improvement. Work with someone you feel is honest, helpful, and has your best interests in mind. In addition to reviewing your overall credit situation, be sure to continue to make all payments on time; pay your credit card balances below your 50 percent of your approved credit line. These steps alone will help show the credit agencies that you’re a better credit risk and help improve your scores. Caution: Do not clear up active collections against you without discussing the ramifications with your mortgage broker.

Problem #3 – Low Down Payment
A major factor deterring home buyers today is saving the cash for the down payment on a home, the closing costs, and still having a few dollars left over in reserves.  This is where your mortgage broker and your Realtor, working in tandem, can help.
Solution: Depending on your situation, you might be able to find a way to buy a home with a low down payment and still preserve your hard earned savings. There are a number of strategies and loan programs that help you get closer to your home ownership dreams.
• Conventional Loan: If you have a fairly good credit score, you might be able to qualify for a mortgage with a down payment as low as 5 percent. The lower the score the minimum down payment may increase to 10%.
• FHA Loan: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan option might be the right choice if you have a low credit score limited cash.  With an FHA loan, the minimum down payment isfha logo 3.5% even if you credit score is in the 620 range. Some lenders will work with a borrower with credit scores down to 580 with overlays to compensate for the perceived risk of default. It doesn’t hurt to talk to your mortgage broker about both these options.
• USDA Loan: In my opinion, the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan program is the best deal in town for those with limited savings. It offers 100% financing for usda 3eligible properties in USDA approved communities. Closing costs can be rolled into the loan amount when the appraised value exceeds the contract sales price. There is no limit on gift funds or seller concessions
• VA Loan: The Veterans Affairs (VA) loan has similar criteria as the FHA loan. But it’s targeted to serve toward past or present military personnel. Veterans may also be able to purchase a home with no down payment through a VA loan.
• Seller Concessions: In certain negotiations, the property owner may be willing to entice eligible buyers to purchase their home by offering to contribute up to 3-6% of the contract price toward the buyers closing costs. It’s important to talk to your mortgage broker and your real estate agent about this option. It’s also important for the buyer to understand that they “can’t have their cake and eat it too.” Buyers can’t expect to offer less than the listing price and still ask for concessions. You may have to pay full price and then hope the seller will take less for the property.
•  Gift Funds: Funds for the down payment and/or closing costs can be gifted to the borrower from a close family member. It is important to discuss this possibility with your mortgagegift funds broker as different loan programs have different limitations on how much the borrower must contribute to the transaction and how much can be gifted. Sourcing the receipt of gift funds, especially wedding gifts, has been a problem for 15 years. DO NOT deposit gift funds into any account without talking to your mortgage broker.
•  State-Sponsored Down Payment Assistance: Another option for borrowers are down payment assistance programs sponsored by certain states, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. They may be offer to teachers, police and firemen who plan to live in their city and/or earn below a certain income level. These programs may be limited to first-time homebuyers. Check with a broker who specializes in these types of programs.

Get Pre-ApprovedSummary: Low credit scores and/or lack of funds may be just a bump in the road to owning your own home. Talk to your mortgage broker about what it takes to get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage and how to get over these hurdles.

 Still Have Questions or Concerns?
Call Me at 860.945.9284 to discuss the right mortgage option for your family and to take advantage of my FREE Mortgage Pre-Approval service. Then you  can call your agent to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.

With today’s attractive rates, and my direct relationships with trusted lenders who offer a wide range of affordable mortgage programs, you just might be able to move in with a minimal down payment and low closing costs

20 Indian Lane, Woodbury, CT Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

20 Indian LaneElegant home has been remodeled by a meticulous builder and it’s Eligible for Up to 100% Financing with a USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan. Buyers have ability to roll the Closing Costs into Loan amount. Low Rates! Low Mortgage Insurance! Low Monthly Payments!  Beats FHA any day.

http://realtorron.ctmls.mlxchange.com/?Page=456628

Call Me at 860.945.9284 for details on the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan and to take advantage of my FREE Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

Then Call Ron at Ace Real Estate 203.266.5145 to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.

45 Riverside Rd. Newtown, CT 06482 Eligible for 100% Financing – MLS#99029577

45 Riverside NewtownWell-maintained home in Newtown, CT that’s Eligible for up to 100% Financing with a USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan. Buyers have ability to roll the Closing Costs into Loan amount. Low Rates! Low Mortgage Insurance! Low Monthly Payments!  Beats FHA any day.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/45-Riverside-Rd_Newtown_CT_06482_M34737-52242?source=web

Call Me at 860.945.9284 for details on this Super mortgage program and to take advantage of my FREE Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

Then Call Bob at Maurer Associates  203.426.3429 to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.

Senator Blumenthal Supports Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction for CT Home Owners

Here is Senator Richard Blumenthal’s response to my request that he must Support the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduduction in the upcoming budget debates.

Dear Mr. Cignoli,
Thank you for your message regarding the mortgage interest deduction. I appreciate hearing from you.
I strongly support the mortgage interest deduction, which promotes homeownership by allowing income tax deductions of interest paid on a mortgage loan that finances a primary or secondary residence. I understand that several advocacy organizations and members of Congress have released proposals to eliminate or curtail this deduction as part of a broader reform of the tax code. To do so at this time would undermine our still fragile housing market and have a harmful impact on our economy. I will fight against any proposal that would harm Connecticut homeowners.
Thank you again for your message. I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind on this important issue. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Richard Blumenthal
United States Senate

P.S. Call Me at 860.945.9284 to discuss your mortgage options and to take advantage of my FREE Mortgage Pre-Approval service.
With today’s attractive rates, and my direct relationships with trusted lenders who offer a wide range of affordable mortgage programs, you just might be able to move in to a new home with a minimal down payment and low closing costs.

Plymouth CT Homes for Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

Plymouth CT Homes for Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

These selected Homes for Sale in Plymouth CT are Eligible for 100% USDA Financing with a Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan.

The USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan offers many benefits to qualified buyers:
•   Up to 100% Financing of the Home’s Appraised ValueNo Down Payment required
•   Ability to Finance the Closing Costs when the Appraised Value is higher than the sales price
•   One 30 year fixed rate mortgage at today’s low-interest rates
•   Low Monthly Mortgage Insurance beats FHA and increases buying power.

Call Me @ 860.945.9284 to discuss the right mortgage option for your family and to take advantage of my FREE Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

With a USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan you just might be able to move in to a new home in Plymouth CT with a minimal down payment and low to no closing costs.
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13 Lake Plymouth Blvd              $209,900
Immaculate and well-appointed remodeled home. Magnificent views of the lake from the wrap-around decking. Upper level has LR with stone fireplace, HW floors and atrium doors to the13 Lake Plymouth Blvd wrap around deck with panoramic lake views and incredible sunsets.
In-Law retreat features separate entrance, its own eat-in kitchen & FR that leads to stone patio and hot tub. 2 car garage.  
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/13-Lake-Plymouth-Blvd_Plymouth_CT_06782_M31379-43270?ex=CT545163397 

289 South Street                        $224,000
A Bright and Open Floor plan highlights this young home. Great Lake views from large rear289 South St deck. 3 BR, 2B. Membership to Lake Plymouth includes beach & water access. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/289-South-St_Plymouth_CT_06782_M31374-21547

42 Blakeman Rd                            $249,900
Privacy at its best! Charming Ranch on 7.6 Acre lot surrounded by beautiful perennia42 Blakeman Plymouthl gardens. Features Open Floor Plan w/Hardwood Floors. Expansive Granite Kitchen opens to  DR & LR w/Coal Stove, MBR Suite w/Hot Tub. Finished basement with Free Standing Propane FP. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/42-Blakeman-Rd_Plymouth_CT_06782_M35535-87997

P.S. Most single-family Homes for Sale in Plymouth CT are eligible for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan program. Condo too, as long as the HOA meets FNMA and FHA guidelines. The program has liberal income limits and DTI ratios that might enable buyers of other high-end homes to qualify for this program. Call me for details.