How The Cal HFA Program Works
You can get financing of up to 105% of your home’s purchase price or the appraised value – whichever is lower – through the CalHFA FHA. What’s more, there are opportunities to get closing cost and down payment assistance if you combine your CalHFA mortgage with a CalHFA junior loan program.
There aren’t any first time homebuyer requirements to meet, but when it comes time to close escrow you cannot be the owner of any other homes. Plus, your FICO score must be at least a 640, or a 660 if you are purchasing a manufactured home. Remember, in order to qualify you have to finish your first time homebuyer course and have the signed certificate delivered directly to us.