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Buying a Home - Maine mortgages, down payment assistance and first time home buyer grants for buying Maine real estate.

Research the available mortgages and home loan programs for buying Maine real estate.

Bookmark this page for your home buying reference and email this page to the next person you know who will be buying Maine real estate. 


Government grants for buying a home

Here are some links for government grants for buying a home in Maine.

hoMEworks - detailed information about homeownership counseling, including a list of homebuyer education providers, course locations and schedules http://www.mainehomeworks.org/

Maine State Housing Authority - information on low interest rate, low down payment mortgage loans for first-time home buyers ((800) 452-4668) 
http://www.mainehousing.org

HUD homes in Maine - for information on sales contact Citiwest Properties, Inc. (860) 244-2783) http://bally.towerauction.net/ne/me/index.html

Rural Development-Rural Housing Services - information on low interest rate, low down payment mortgage loans in rural areas and foreclosure sales 
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/me/SFH/sfh.htm

Key Bank, N.A. HomeAssist Program http://www.keybank.com/templates/t-ps2.jhtml?nodeID=MOL-3

AmeriDream Charity, Inc. Down Payment Program http://www.downpaymentprogram.com/AmeriDream/

Maine Living Network Homeowners' Resource Guide http://me.living.net/shrcinfo/

Various community run programs also exist:

Augusta 
http://www.ci.augusta.me.us/commdev.html

Lewiston 
http://ci.lewiston.me.us/development/rehabhousing.htm

Portland 
http://www.ci.portland.me.us/sshome.htm

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Down payment assistance 

Below are down payment assistance programs that may be used to buy a home in Maine.

Nehemiah - down payment assistance program for buying a home with no money down.

HART - down payment assistance program allows you to buy a home with no money down.

Neighborhood gold - this is another down payment assistance program that allows you to buy a home with no money down.

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Bad credit loans for buying a home or refinancing.

There are many mortgage lenders who specialized in bad credit loans for buying a home in Maine or refinancing. Use the link below to complete a form from our partner LendingTree and receive offers from lenders who maybe able assist you.

Bad Credit Mortgage Loans - these types of mortgages are for those individuals  with the following types of issues:

  • bankruptcy in the last 2 years

  • foreclosure in the last 3 years

  • low credit scores below 620

(not sure what your credit score is, get a Free Credit Report)

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Mortgages and Home Loans

These website can assist your with obtaining mortgages for buying a home in Maine.

FHA loans - government insured mortgages that allow you to buy a home with only 3% down payment.

VA loans - if you are a veteran, you may buy a home with no money down.

Conventional Loans - any mortgage loan that requires 5% down payment and is less than $417,000 for a single family home.

Jumbo Loans - any mortgages where the loan amount is higher than $417,000 for a single family home.

Mortgages - this site has information regarding fannie mae and freddie mac conventional loans.

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Mortgage Calculator

Use this mortgage calculator to calculate the monthly mortgage payment based on the required loan amount, current mortgage rates, and loan term of various types of mortgages you research on this page.

Following are instructions to calculate a mortgage for buying a home:

  1. Subtract your estimated down payment from the price of the home you wish to buy and enter the value in "Loan Amount" (Remember that if the down payment is less than 20% of the sale price you will have the added expense of Mortgage Insurance which is not figured into this calculation.)
  2. Estimate Annual Property Tax and Homeowners Insurance and enter these values.
  3. Each time you change a value hit "Calculate Now" to see what the effect is. 
Put Inputs Here

Years: 

Interest: 

Loan Amount:

Annual Tax:

Annual Insurance:

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Monthly Principle + Interest

Monthly Tax

Monthly Insurance

Total Payment

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Maine Real Estate of Homes for Sale

Now that you understand the home buying process and have been pre-approved for a mortgage loan get started searching  Maine real estate of homes for sale.

Complete the form below for direct access to the following types of Maine real estate listings:

  • Maine Real Estate Listings and MLS
  • Maine HUD Homes
  • Maine For Sale By Owner Homes
  • Maine New Homes for Sale
  • Maine Foreclosure Homes for Sale
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You will get free unlimited access to search Maine real estate listings and as an added benefit for signing up you will receive all of the free home buying guides via email. If you feel that this site is beneficial, please email this page to the next person you know that may be thinking of buying a home.

 

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