Friday, July 7, 2017

Stop Renting. Here's 7 Ways Get an Affordable Home

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the general accepted definition of affordable housing is for a household to pay no more than 30% of its annual income on housing. 

A family that pays more than 30% of its income on housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation, and medical care.

This post, however, focuses on home ownership as opposed to renting and will offer an overview on owning affordable housing while not having to pay no more than 30 per cent of your annual income for it. 

In acquiring affordable housing and building equity, it depends on you and not on the mortgage lender.

Here are 7 ways in which you can acquire affordable housing with a minimum down payment if you qualify for mortgage or how to do it if you don't qualify for a mortgage. 

The ways to acquire affordable housing are as follows:
  1.   county down payment assistance,
  2.   city down payment assistance,
  3.   lease with an option to buy,
  4.   contract for deed,
  5.   owner will carry,
  6.   not-for-profit grant money,
  7.   and, a wraparound mortgage.
Each of the seven ways represent a viable strategy for acquiring affordable housing whether you are going for a mortgage or not and should be looked into and discussed with a trusted adviser in detail.

Remember. as a homeowner, you own equity and an appreciating asset; you have have peace and privacy; and, you have an estate that can be inherited by your survivors. 

For a free consultation on homeownership, call (773) 614-3201

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