FHA Kiddie Condo Program
In Arizona, the FHA kiddie condo program is a popular option with Arizona parents who have kids going to college. The FHA kiddie condo program is really just a regular FHA loan with a nickname “Kiddy Condo” mainly because it is used for these college-aged-kids situations.
It could also be used for a home for older parents as well. With prices so low and interest rates historically low, this could make sense for quite a few people!!
The term “Kiddy Condo” is just a nickname.
Highlights of The FHA Kiddie Condo Loan Program Include:
The Kiddie Condo loan program is offered by the FHA, and it is designed to provide a way to help young adults purchase their first homes. This program can be very beneficial to you if you qualify. Here are the basics of the Kiddie Condo loan program.
The Kiddie Condo Loan
This is a program that is designed to be for parents and their young adult children. The child is going to want to purchase a home, and the parent is going to be willing to help them. With this program, both the parent and the child can sign up for the loan and increase the chances of getting approved. The parent is going to help the child by providing extra income and credit to get the loan approved. This makes it possible for a young adult to purchase a property when she would not be able to purchase one otherwise.
This loan program has several advantages for the borrowers. First of all, you are going to be able to purchase the property with a very lowdown payment when compared to other mortgage programs. Currently, you can purchase a property for only 3 percent down. When you compare that to some lenders that require 20 percent down, that is a big difference. Another advantage is that you are going to be able to get a low, competitive interest rate on the loan. Some lenders would require you to get an investment property loan with a high interest rate because the parent is not going to be living in the property. However, with this program, you can actually qualify for an owner-occupied interest rate. This could potentially save you a lot of money over the life of the loan and on your monthly mortgage payment. Another benefit that will come from this program is that the new homeowner is going to be able to establish her credit. The loan will have been granted because of the good credit of the parent. However, as long as the payments are made on time, the younger borrower will be able to benefit from this.
This mortgage program also provides some tax benefits for the borrowers. With any mortgage, you are going to be able to deduct the amount of interest and points that you pay from your taxable income. With this mortgage program, you can split up the interest deduction between the two borrowers as you see fit. In many cases, this can be attractive to the parents because they have a higher income that they need to offset with this interest.
The major requirement for this loan is that one of the borrowers has to live in the property as her primary residence. You should also realize that the property does not necessarily have to be a condo, even though the name of the program is the Kiddie Condo loan. It could be a single-family home or a town home.
It allows non-occupant co-borrowers which means that parents and or child can purchase a condo using their credit and their income but are not required to live in the property--only the co-borrower is required to live in the property.
The property is not considered to be a second home or an investment property. Because it is not considered a second home or investment property, the Arizona mortgage rates are the same as the regular Arizona FHA loan programs.
The kiddie condo program also allows the occupant to charge rent to roommates!
If you need help buying in Arizona, please contact me so we can get started on finding you a great condo.
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