Oklahoma First-Time Home Buyer Programs of 2021

By NerdWallet 
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Edited by Beth Buczynski

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The decision to make a purchase as big as a house is enough to make anyone sweat, but it can be especially intense when you’re a first-time home buyer.

Before you stock up on extra-strength deodorant, know this: First-time home buyers in Oklahoma can get help through special loans and assistance programs. Options are available at the state and national level to make homeownership more affordable, which will allow you to buy sooner.

Keep reading to learn more about first-time home buyer programs available from the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, or OHFA, as well as national programs you may want to take advantage of.

National first-time home buyer programs

Available from many mortgage lenders, these national loan programs have flexible credit score requirements and offer low down payment options that may be especially useful to first-time home buyers.

Conventional mortgage

Best for:

Low down payments, limited mortgage insurance premiums

What you need to know:

A conventional mortgage is a home loan that isn’t guaranteed or insured by the federal government. Conventional mortgages that conform to the requirements set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allow down payments as low as 3% for first-time buyers or lower-income home buyers. Unlike FHA loans, conventional loans allow borrowers to eventually cancel their mortgage insurance or avoid mortgage insurance altogether if they put at least 20% down.

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