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Updated 10/31/14

Item Detail
CalHFA First Loans

Approx First Loans in Line for Review (including any CHDAP junior loan)

5

Date Compliance Underwriters are Working

Oct 30
CHDAP Stand Alone

Approx CHDAP Stand Alone Loans in Line for Review

53

Date Compliance Underwriters are Working

Oct 27

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News & Updates

Bulletin 2014-18
Revision to California Homebuyer's Downpayment Assistance Program (CHDAP) Promissory Notes

Bulletin 2014-17
Changes to CalHFA Loan Program Requirements

Bulletin 2014-16
New CalPLUS Conventional with ZIP Extra: Additional Assistance for CalHFA First-Time Homebuyers

Bulletin 2014-15
CalHFA releases updated sales price limits

Bulletin 2014-14
CalHFA FHA First Mortgages to Allow Manufactured Homes

Bulletin 2014-11
CalHFA first mortgage programs, now helping NON-first-time homebuyers

Bulletin 2014-09
CalHFA launches NEW Conventional mortgage loans and an EEM Grant program

Bulletin 2014-10
Updated requirements for Approved Lenders

Bulletin 2014-08
(Fee) Revisions to the CHDAP program

Bulletin 2014-07
Revisions to the CHDAP program

Bulletin 2014-06
New Maximum DTI Ratio

Did You Know?

Lenders receive a 1% Service Release Premium in addition to the origination fee on all CalHFA first mortgages!

Income & Sales Price Limits

CalHFA assists low and moderate-income homebuyers in the realization of their goal of homeownership in California. CalHFA offers low interest rates to homebuyers who meet the income and sales price limits for the County in which they wish to purchase. Borrowers are to contact an approved CalHFA Lender for complete program details.

Income Limits

CalHFA's income limits cannot exceed certain federal maximum limits. In order to reach certain policy goals, CalHFA may set income limits below the federal limits.

CalHFA offers low interest rates for low to moderate income first time homebuyers in California.

Income limits may be different for each program, please choose the program's limits you need from the list below.

CalHFA First Mortgage Programs

CalHFA Subordinate Program(s)

Other CalHFA Programs

Maximum Federal Income Limits
(for use in calculating Recapture and Loan Assumptions)

*The IRS Revenue Procedure 2010-23 allows CalHFA to use the 2009 published income limits. Therefore, in 2010, first mortgage programs may use the income limits published April 20, 2009 by CalHFA Homeownership Program Bulletin #2009-05)

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Sales Price Limits

The following are the maximum Single Family Program Sales Prices for eligibility purposes for new construction and existing (resale) homes.

"Sales Price" for purposes of eligibility, refers to the total contract sales price (acquisition cost*) as shown on the settlement statement (HUD-1) of acquiring a residence from the seller as a completed unit, expenses paid by the borrower on behalf of the seller, and any liens or assessments to which the home is subject.

*"Acquisition Cost" means the cost of acquiring a residence from the seller as a completed unit. The term does not include usual and reasonable settlement or financing costs. It does include the amount of any lien or assessment to which the home is subject.

CalHFA Sales Price Limits - (09/09/14)

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