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Home Advantage Program 

Got questions? Need help selecting a program? Having trouble completing a reservation?
We’re here to help with all of that and more! For a quick response please email us at info@heretohome.org or call 1-800-767-4663 and ask to speak with a Program Compliance Administrator in the Homeownership Division.


Home Advantage Rates | House Key Opportunity Rates

Given the fluidity in the markets we may not be able to offer some rate options every day.

Please check the effective date and time on the rate sheet, use Google Chrome, and be sure to refresh your browser as well as clear your cache.

Click to view the Permanent Rate Buydown Request form for Home Advantage

Today's Rates

NOTICE: Rates subject to change without notice. WSHFC staff will make every reasonable effort to post daily rates by 9:00am Monday - Friday PST. Rates posted after 4:00pm PST, over holidays, and weekends are sample rates from the previous business day and are not to be relied upon for reservations. Homebuyers interested in applying for financing should contact one of the Commission's Participating Lenders. The Commission does not lend money directly to consumers. Participating Lenders pre-qualify consumers and originate all mortgage loans. This is not an advertisement for credit as defined in Regulation Z. Contact a Commission Participating Lender for Annual Percentage Rate (APR). This is not a commitment to lend.  Further fees may apply. Contact your participating loan officer for more information. Interest rate buydowns are prohibited. Visit heretohome.org for more information.

Click to view the Historical Home Advantage Rates

Fannie Mae “HFA Preferred” and Freddie Mac “HFA Advantage” Pricing Has Changed

Beginning February 12, 2020, Freddie Mac has made changes to HFA Advantage that mirrors the changes Fannie Mae made to HFA Preferred on September 5, 2019. . Pricing benefits are limited to borrowers with incomes at or below 80% AMI. Our rate sheets reflect this change with higher pricing for borrowers above 80% AMI for both Fannie and Freddie. For more details, see our November 21, 2019 Program Announcement.

Click here to see 2023 80% AMI Limits - Conventional Loans

Home Advantage Brochure (PDF) | Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO GET STARTED

Step 1: Attend a Free Homebuyer Education Seminar. It will provide you with the steps to buying your first home. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the class, valid for two years. This will be a requirement of your loan process.
Step 2:  Contact a Commission-Trained Loan Officer.
They can find the right loan type that will work with our programs to see if you qualify. They also know the income limits we require. 
Step 3:  Once you know how much you qualify for, it is time to look for a home.
Your lender and real estate professional will work with you to locate and finance a home.

ADDITIONAL HELP WITH HOMEOWNERSHIP

Washington State Dept. of Financial Institutions protects Washington homeowners and buyers.  Free state sponsored counseling is available to Washington residents who are facing foreclosure, thinking of buying a home, or considering refinancing.  To speak with a counselor, call the Washington Homeownership Information Hotline at 1.877.894.HOME (1.877.894.4663).

HOME ADVANTAGE FIRST MORTGAGE LOAN

Do you qualify?

If you've attended and obtained a certificate from a Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminar within the last two years;
If you meet the program income limits listed below; and...
If you meet with a Commission trained loan officer and determine that you qualify for a mortgage loan according to FHA, VA, Conventional, Rural Housing Services (RHS),
Then... you may qualify!

HOME ADVANTAGE PROGRAM PARTICIPATING LENDERS

These Participating Lenders have a proven track record of originating and closing Home Advantage loans. 
See Premier Participating Loan Officers.

1st Security Bank of Washington

Academy Mortgage

American Pacific Mortgage

Axia Home Loans

Banner Bank

Bay Equity LLC

Caliber Home Loans

Canopy Mortgage

Cardinal Financial

Churchill Mortgage

CMG Mortgage

Community First Mortgage

Cornerstone Home Lending

CrossCountry Mortgage

DAS Acquisition

DHI Mortgage

Diamond Residential Mortgage

Directors Mortgage

Envoy Mortgage

Everett Financial

Evergreen Home Loans

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Guaranteed Rate

Global Federal Credit Union

Guild Mortgage

Highlands Residential Mortgage

HomeBridge Financial Services

HomeSight

HomeStreet Bank

International City Mortgage

Ixonia Bank

LeaderOne Financial

LoanDepot

Lower LLC

Luminate Home Loans

Mann Mortgage

MLD Mortgage

Movement Mortgage

New American Funding

NewRez

NFM Lending

Northpointe Bank

Nova Financial

On Q Financial

Paramount Residential Mortgage Group

Penrith Home Loans

Premier Lending

Premier Mortgage Resources

Primary Residential Mortgage

Prime Lending

Priority Home Lending

Revolution Mortgage

Summit Funding

Summit Mortgage

Sunflower Bank

Synergy One Lending

T2 Financial

Umpqua Bank

US Bank

Wallick & Volk

Wheatland Bank

Willamette Valley Bank

QUESTIONS REGARDING PARTICIPATING LENDERS

The Commission welcomes new participating lenders into our programs. 
Please contact Corinna Obar at corinna.obar@wshfc.org or 206-287-4414.

INCOME LIMITS

Borrowers must not exceed the Maximum Annual Income Limit:  Statewide $180,000

WHEN WILL THESE FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE?

Funds for the Home Advantage program are continuously available and are subject to market rates and conditions. If you have questions about the Home Advantage Program, please call us at 800.767.4663 or email info@heretohome.org or Corinna.Obar@wshfc.org.

WHEN CAN MY LOAN OFFICER LOCK MY RATE?

Your loan officer can lock your rate after you have a fully executed purchase and sale agreement and after you have taken a Commission sponsored homebuyer education seminar.  Please check with your lender regarding locking your loan as loans must be delivered prior to lock expiration and each lending institution will have their own internal guidelines.  If a reservation of funds is made before you take a Commission sponsored homebuyer education seminar, the current reservation will be considered invalid and will be subject to worst case pricing. No exceptions. 

 

   

Disclaimer: The Commission does not endorse a person, business practice, product or service other than those of the Commission.

  

 
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