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Katrinia L. McGuire
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105 Hunters Lane, Suite 106
Friendswood, TX 77546
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Down Payment Assistance

Home Mortgage Loan Special Programs

There are several programs available for homes located anywhere in Texas that provide funds for down payment and/or closing costs. This assistance comes in the form of grants which do not have to be repaid and/or second liens which must be paid in full when the home is sold or refinanced. The interest rates are fixed for 30 years. These programs have restrictions based on your family income, family size and the County you are purchasing in. Not all of the programs require that you be a first time homebuyer.

HEROES/EDUCATORS

Home Loan Programs provide a FHA loan to eligible homebuyers. In addition to a fixed interest rate, these programs offer down payment and closing cost assistance, up to 5% of the mortgage loan amount, in the form of a grant.

To be eligible for this program, a homebuyer must be of a specific group:

  • Homes for Texas Heroes: A full-time paid fire fighter, peace officer, corrections officer, juvenile corrections officer, county jailer, EMS personnel, or public security officer
  • Professional Educator: A full-time Texas classroom teacher, teacher’s aide, school librarian, school nurse, school counselor, or an allied health or nursing faculty member

CURRENT, PREVIOUS, OR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER(S)

There are home loan programs available that offer competitive interest rates to eligible homebuyers. In addition to a fixed interest rate, these programs offer down payment and closing cost assistance in amounts ranging from 4% to 5% of the mortgage loan in the form of either a second lien or a grant. Eligible borrower(s) must meet the programs income limits and guidelines.

MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE (MCC)

With an MCC, the qualified homebuyer is eligible to take a portion of the annual interest paid on the mortgage as a special tax credit, up to $2,000, each year that they occupy the home as their principal residence. An MCC has the potential of saving the homebuyer thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.

The program is open to those individuals and families who:

  • Meet income and home purchase requirements
  • Have not owned a home as a primary residence in the past three years
  • Meet the qualifying requirements of the mortgage loan
  • Will use the home as their principal/primary residence

The MCC is a non-refundable tax credit, therefore, the Homebuyer MUST have a tax liability in order to take advantage of the tax credit.

For more information on special programs, please contact your Premier Nationwide Lending Home Mortgage Loan Expert.

* Loan programs are subject to credit and property approval. Other guidelines may apply.

Residential Mortgage Loan Originators

Originally I wanted to be a nurse; after all, isn’t that the dream of most little girls? I really wanted to help people and thought this would be the best way. I was first exposed to the mortgage industry as a clerk – working toward my nursing goal behind the scenes. I rapidly became enamored with how crucial the mortgage service industry is in the lives of people, helping them in a very surreal way – with their finances! Nursing slowly took a backseat as I realized the hands-on learning I was experiencing as a loan clerk could be put to immediate use in the lives of folks who desired to find a safe place for their family to call home.

I have now been a part of the mortgage lending industry for over 23 years. I do not regret my decision one bit. I moved from loan clerk to loan processor very quickly, surpassing all branch volume expectations and was recognized as Top Processing Supervisor.

Being so enthusiastic with lending; I began originating loans and endeavored in my personal production goals. I feel I have a unique passion for people and their desire for security and homeownership. You see for me, it doesn’t stop at simply the client buying a home. I look at the entire family financial picture, analyze their objectives and ensure that this new mortgage payment and all that comes with it will provide peace of mind & confidence for the future. Because in the end, a beautiful home is no fun on a Friday night if all you can do for dinner is eat PB&J while staring at the same television screen!

“It is really all about the client and their family. By removing myself from the equation, I am able to focus on their objectives; not merely for the home itself but for their overall financial goals. This is crucial if I hope to earn trust that deserves loyalty! It is more than just a house; it is their home and family’s very own place of security”.

This is how I developed a truism that I take deeply to heart - “It’s Your Home. It’s My Reputation. I CARE about Both!”

I am honored to say that my efforts & dedication to the right things have paid off. I was rated the top 1% of Mortgage Professionals in the State of Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine four years running – 2011, 12, 13, & now in 2014. I take this tribute seriously and am blessed by the recognition!

I am committed to providing my clients with the highest quality home loans combined with great interest rates and sensible closing costs. No matter where in Texas you desire to call home – be it Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Deer Park, Pasadena, Pearland or anywhere in this Great State – I am ready to help ease your concerns and provide you with the honest answers and education you need to make the best decision for your family!


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