- Buyers cannot currently own a home.
- Buyers must be able to obtain mortgage financing.
- Buyers must have a minimum credit score of 640.
- Buyers must complete a homebuyer's education class and obtain a certificate.
- Buyers must contribute in cash 3.5% of the sales price toward the purchase of the home for FHA loans.
- INVESTORS ARE NOT ALLOWED to participate in this program.
- Buyers must meet the following income guidelines (see Income Chart below)
Orange County Florida Income Guidelines Chart
2. Homebuyer incentives and benefits
NSP homebuyer assistance up to $20,000 is available based on income and household size.
|Very Low Income
|Up to $20,000
||Up to $15,000
||Up to $10,000
To apply for NSP Homebuyer Assistance, fill
out the NSP Application forms with your mortgage broker/lender.
Homes purchased by Orange County are renovated by licensed contractors and if needed
will include energy efficiency improvements and updated appliances.
Orange County will utilize a second mortgage with a 15 year term at 0% interest. The amount of the second
mortgage will be equivalent to the NSP homebuyer and closing cost assistance provided by Orange County.
Re-payment will not be required unless the property is sold, rented, or refinanced without prior
approval of Orange County or ceases to be owner occupied during the lien period.
3. In order to apply for a NSP home, buyer must:
Be pre-qualified for a first mortgage by a mortgage lender and have a licensed realtor representing
Need help finding a Realtor? (Orlando Regional Realtor Association)
Need help finding a Mortgage? (Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals)
- Complete a Homebuyer's Education program (valid for two years) offered by the following organizations:
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