Crystal Webster
913 908-9801

Crystal and The Heritage Home Team made my first-time home buying experience so much better than I ever thought it could be. She was attentive, concerned, thoughtful. She took the time to really listen to what I wanted in a home and tailored the search specifically towards my specifications. Though I was looking for a small home, one that would not bring in a large commission, I was never pushed to the back of the queue as I’m sure would have occurred if I went with a different firm. Crystal with her determination, perseverance and dedication found me the perfect home and got me many improvements that I wanted before closure. It is now six months after the closing and she still assists me with any questions I may have. The best decision I made in my home-buying process was deciding to have the Heritage Home Team represent and guide me. They have a life-long customer in me and I recommend them to anyone who is searching for their new home. Thank you, Crystal!!!

~ Virginia W.

Kansas City, Mo Dream Home Program

**UPDATE**THIS INFORMATION IS NOW OUTDATED**FIND NEW INFORMATION BY CLICKING HERE**

 

Did you know it’s a great time to buy a home? Well it is.  :)  (In case you haven’t heard that from anyone and everyone you talk to) Everywhere you turn you can see the reasons why. Low home values, low interest rates…
Well, here’s another great reason to consider looking for a home. The city of Kansas City, Missouri is offering first time home buyers (or equivalent) a forgivable loan of 20% of the purchase price (up to $20,000) of your home within the Kansas City Missouri city limits.

I think this is a great opportunity for many buyers to get into a home Yes, the process does take a little more time and yes, it is a little more paperwork – but come on! It’s $20,000!

One of the biggest complaints I hear from first time home buyers is that they don’t want to live all the way outside of town (like Gardner, De Soto, Independence, or Leavenworth) but that’s where they can get the amount of home they need in a price range they can afford (see my blog post on USDA Home Loans if you want more information on living in ‘rural’ areas). Well, this is a great way to have your cake and eat it too. Because the loan amount is up to $20,000 less than what it would be without the Dream Home Program you can theoretically get a bigger, nicer home. Let’s put it another way, if you bought the same house using the Kansas City Dream Home Program (as you would without the program) you would save about $120 a month in home payments. That’s a lotta moola!

Unfortunately, there is very little information regarding the special type of loan online (go ahead, google it – you’ll find about half of a page of info) and even fewer loan officers that know what they are doing regarding this type of loan. However, The Heritage Home Team has worked with these types of loans and knows how to ‘get ‘em done’. You definitely need someone on your side pushing to get your loan closed (remember, you’re working with 2 levels of businesses).
Let chat specifics:

  • The home you want to buy must have a sales price less than $150,000 and be in the city limits of Kansas City, MO
  • There are income restrictions of:
    • 1 person – $41,100
    • 2 people – $46,950
    • 3 people – $52,800
    • 4 people – $58,650
    • 5 people – $63,350
    • 6 people – $68,050
    • 7 people – $72,750
    • 8 people – $77,450

Are you interested in knowing more about this loan program? Contact The Heritage Home Team and we’ll help to determine if this type of loan works best for you and provide you loan officer referrals to help get you through the home buying process as quickly and painlessly as possible.

(Income restrictions are accurate for the 2012 year)

6 Responses to “Kansas City, Mo Dream Home Program”

  • Kim Fitzmaurice:

    I am looking for more information on this program. Who can I contact?

  • Crystal:

    Hi Kim,

    Please feel free to contact me directly! My phone number is 913-908-9801 and my email is Crystal@TheHeritageHomeTeam.com. I am VERY familiar with the ins and outs of the program and works with the city many times a year :)

  • Nathaniel Gordon:

    The income restriction..Is it the max amount you can make or is it the min amount you need to make to be eligible?? I just heard about this on Channel 5 news.. and would be very interested. They were talking about first time home buyers and you are talking about first time home buyers.. but the KC website says that they are currently NOT accepting first time home buyers applications.. which one is it??

    • Crystal:

      Hi Nathaniel, I just sent you an email with more information. You are correct, currently there are no funds available but the program is funded annually and a little birdie told me funds should be available in the next few weeks. Remember, only certain lenders are approved by the city to lend KC Dream Home Funds. If you need references please let me know!

  • channing mcbeth:

    Do you know what your credit score needs to be. Also can you send me more information.

  • Aaron Alvarez:

    I was wondering if you have some info about what houses qualify for this program.

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