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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Blue Earth County Working with Minnesota Housing to Provide Affordable First-time Homebuyer Loans

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Minnesota Housing announced that $56.6 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time homebuyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including $1,039,419.99 in allocations for Blue Earth County.


Homebuyers can take advantage of these resources through the Minnesota Housing Start Up loan program, which offers fixed interest rates and down payment and closing cost loans up to $10,000 for eligible first-time homebuyers. Buyers can purchase homes in Blue Earth County that cost up to $255,500. Income limits vary by location and household size, going up to $89,000.


“We’re excited to partner with Minnesota Housing and to raise awareness that these type of first-time homebuyer loans are available in Blue Earth County,” stated Patti Ziegler, Housing Coordinator.


Minnesota Housing is a state agency that provides access to safe and affordable housing and builds stronger communities across the state. Minnesota Housing offers purchase, refinance, and home improvement loans, as well as financing for affordable rental housing throughout the state.


“Minnesota Housing’s affordable loans, combined with the support of the Blue Earth County and local lenders, will help more families achieve homeownership,” said Minnesota Housing Commissioner Mary Tingerthal.


First-time buyers can get started by contacting participating lenders in the Blue Earth County area. Visit www.mnhousing.gov for a full list of approved lenders, current interest rates, and program eligibility.


Minnesota Housing collaborates with individuals, communities, and partners to create, preserve, and finance affordable housing. Find out more at www.mnhousing.gov. Follow us at www.facebook.com/minnesotahousing and on Twitter @mnhousing.

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