While FHA policy was revised to allow the new tax credit (up to $8000) to be taken at the closing instead of waiting after closing and rrequiring a tax revision filing to collect the $8000, there was not a lender offering the second mortgage to do this. With the new bond issue at the end of August, Louisiana has now set up a mechanism. The following is the detail from their website:
Low Rate - Homebuyer Tax Credit Program Loans:
Low Rate - Homebuyer Tax Credit Program will bear an interest rate at 5.60%. This program will advance up to $5,000 per loan for down payment, closing costs, and prepaid items. The borrower must qualify for the $8,000 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. There will be a second mortgage executed with this program and must close on or before 11/30/09. After the initial deferral period through 6/30/10, the loan will fully amortize over ten years, starting with payments 8/1/10, with an interest rate of 7.60% unless the Agency is repaid in full with the borrowers federal tax refund. The second morgage loan payment must be included in the Debt to Income Ratio. This program will require a $100 Application Fee in addition to the $75 Compliance Fee. A Homebuyer Tax Credit Program Disclosure is required detailing the information on the terms of the loan, the tax credit, and the option to repay LHFA through the federal tax credit.