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How can I learn more about the City of Austin Downpayment Assistance program?

Asked by Mike, Austin, TX Thu Jul 17, 2008

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Dear Mike,
You are a smart buyer to take advantage of the buyers assistance programs. The city of austin has several that can help you. I suggest checking out their website: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ahfc/first_dpa.htm. Several of the Downpayment Assistance programs may be done away with soon due to some new legislation that may be passed shortly. So I would act sooner than later, if you are going that route.

Also I have a lender that will pay for your closing costs on a home purchase under $200K. Give me a call and I will give you his name and number. I wish you the best of luck on finding the perfect new home. Please call me if I can help you with this purchase.
Sincerely,
Betina
512-771-6318
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
You can telephone Fernando Hernandez-Garza, the director of the the program, at 512.974.3114 or reach him @ fernando.hernandez@ci.austin.tx.us. These folks have a genuine interest in helping people own homes and are very respectful -- and, they are very patient -- it's my understanding that Travis County also has funds available for down payment asistance (on similar terms to the city's program) for property located outside the city of Austin proper yet inside county lines -- that caveat could make possible a purchase in Pfugerville, Manor, etc -- check it out --
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 19, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
here is another link for the flyer for Travis County. http://www.co.travis.tx.us/housing_finance/pdfs/Central_Texa…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 16, 2012
I agree with Perry Henderson. You should call Paul Perez and he'll be able to walk you through all of the existing program. This is really his area of expertise.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
Mike,

You might give Michelle Breat with Supreme Lending a call. Her number is (512) 431-4082. She is excellent with all of the various down payment assistance programs.

Good Luck,

Eric Hunke
Capital City Sotheby's International Realty
(512) 699-3742
erichunke@gmail.com
http://www.EricHunke.com
Web Reference: http://www.erichunke.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 25, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
Call Paul Perez 762.0082. He knows this and about 4 other porgrams that help down payments for qualified buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 21, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
You might also consider a USDA Rural Development Program. This is a loan that you can get into with no money out of pocket and no monthly mortgage insurance. You would have to find a home in the USDA Zone but there are many areas that qualify such as Hutto, parts of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Leander, all of Hays County (other than San Marcos). There is no pre-payment penalty like with the down payment assistance programs. Let me know if you would like more info on this program.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 21, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
Mike
You can check out info from your lender or even the city of Austin's website. Here is the info.
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ahfc/first_dpa.htm.
If you have any questions please email or call me.
jkagent@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
You may want to call Bank of American and speak to Joe Krupp. 512-338-3238 Bank of America has a lot of down-payment programs

Hope this helps!

http://www.mylendingplace.com/current-mortgage-rates-texas-r…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
You can also check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
Mike:

Congratulations on considering Austin for a home purchase! Below is a link to the City Website:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ahfc/first_dpa.htm

There are also other down payment assistance programs that your Realtor can help you with. They can allow up to 3% assistance from the seller with FHA.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Thanks
Ritch Haenke, Realtor(r)
Coldwell Banker, United
512.633.3909
rhaenke@sbcglobal.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
The link for City of Austin DPA changed in February 2012. The correct link is:
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
Good question if you contact each subrub of Austin request for housing department OR visit website for each city should assist with all the details, Most city only have $x,xxx amount they allot for home purchases. Most of these contributions go fairly quickly each program is introduced the begin of each year to the real estate community.
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
Web Reference: http://www.lynn911.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
You can check out specifics about the City of Austin DPA Program by going to the following link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/down-payment-assistance
Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012
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