DFA program

Are you looking for a way to buy that first home?

We have the answer!

Dreaming of owning your own home in California? The CALHFA Dream Loan can help make it a reality! With low down payment requirements and competitive interest rates, our Dream Loan program can make homeownership more affordable for first-time buyers.

The CalHFA Dream for All (DFA) Shared Appreciation loan is an assistance program designed to help first-time homebuyers with down payment and/or closing costs, when used alongside the Dream For All Conventional first mortgage. This program is available starting March 27, 2023.

The down payment assistance is up to 20% of the sale price or the appraised value, whichever is less.

Upon sale or transfer of the home, the homebuyer repays the original down payment loan, plus a share of the appreciation in the value of the home.

Eligibility & Qualifying Criteria

  • First time homebuyer
  • Minimum Credit Score: 660
  • Maximum Debt-to-Income Ratio: Up to 50%*
  • Property Type: SFR, Condo, Manufactured home
  • Min/Max CLTV: 70%/105%
  • Non-occupied co-signers not allowed
  • CalHFA homebuyer education course required
  • One year home warranty required
  • Cannot be combined with CalPLUS ZIP or MyHome Assistance

Additional Features & Info

  • Homebuyers only make payments once they sell, refinance, or transfer the property
  • The program includes a subordinate second mortgage, down payment and closing cost assistance, and an effective interest rate on loans equal to the average annual home value appreciation
  • Homebuyers are expected to complete a brief educational program

Dream for All is an excellent program that allows low- and moderate-income Californians to achieve affordable homeownership.

1090 Adams St. Suite L. Benicia, CA. 94510 | (707) 486-2860
Branch NMLS# 868499
Licensed in California, Nevada and Oregon

Mitchell Chernock NMLS 236204
CA.DRE: 00583404/01215943

Licensed by the Dept. of Business Oversight under the CRMLA
Company NMLS#1850

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