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FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS: California Dream for All

Are you a First-Time Homebuyer or know someone who is? This is exciting!

California Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan

The Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan is a California Housing Finance Agency (Cal HFA) down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers to be used in conjunction with the Dream For All Conventional first mortgage for down payment and/or closing costs.

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.

Program Eligibility

Review the guidelines below for both Borrower and Property Requirements to determine if you may be eligible to apply for the Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan Program.

Borrower Requirements

  • Be a first-time homebuyer. See the definition of a first-time homebuyer.

  • Occupy the property as a primary residence; non-occupant co-borrowers are not allowed.

  • CalHFA borrowers must complete two levels of homebuyer education counseling and obtain a certificate of completion through an eligible homebuyer counseling organization.

  • Meet CalHFA income limits for this program.

* In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.

Property Requirements

  • Be a single-family, one-unit residence, including approved condominium/PUDs

  • Guest houses, granny units and in-law quarters may be eligible

  • Condominiums must meet the guidelines of the first mortgage *

* Like all financial programs this may or may not be right for you:

Step #1 Call me for more details and to connect with a seasoned, local lender to get started.

Step #2 Let's go House hunting! I'll be ready to guide you through the Home Buying Process.

Step #3 Plan your house warming party!


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