August 07, 2019

Union Home Mortgage Corp. Launches Freddie Mac BorrowSmart℠ Program

Down payment assistance program helps borrowers who struggle to qualify for a loan

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Union Home Mortgage (UHM) is excited to announce the launch of the Freddie Mac BorrowSmart℠ program. Freddie Mac BorrowSmart℠ is an alternative to using a HFA product. It gives a borrower grant assistance based on income or geographical limits. The product will be available in UHM’s retail division.

With Freddie Mac BorrowSmart℠, UHM can create streamlined down payment assistance for borrowers that can go towards closing costs, buying down the note rate and the 3% down payment minimum for a conventional loan. It allows low income buyers to still achieve their dream of homeownership by improving their likelihood of qualifying for a loan and needing less money at the closing table.

The incentive may be used to fund up to 100% of the borrower's required cash to close.

“We are one of the few lenders in the country that offers the Freddie Mac BorrowSmart℠ program. It allows us to serve our communities by providing assistance to borrowers who may be struggling with a down payment,” said Bill Cosgrove, CEO. “Here at UHM, our loan officers are committed to creating a streamlined, world-class process to help our borrowers achieve their goals of owning a home and this program will help make that possible.”

The program is not available in the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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About Union Home Mortgage

Union Home Mortgage Corp. (UHM) is a high-growth, full-service residential and wholesale mortgage banking company with 130 branches in 36 states. With a culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM Partners (employees) are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication and accountability. UHM is an approved direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA and other conforming and non-QM loan products, with over $3 billion in responsible lending per year.