Delaware Mortgage Rates
December 6, 2016 03:11 AM Eastern
Delaware Mortgage Rates and Loans for Homeowners
Despite its small land area, the first state in the country, Delaware, ranks high in population density, especially in the metropolitan Wilmington area.
Delaware does not have a local or state tax for corporations, and has become known as one of the best states in the country for doing business. Many large companies make Delaware their home, including pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and global bio-tech firm DuPont. Delaware is also politically active state, with its largest employers being the federal and local governments; and the state's capital city, Dover, is home to one of the largest Air Force bases in the country.
Loan Options and Mortgage Interest Rates in Delaware
The Delaware State Housing Authority and the Wilmington Department of Real Estate and Housing (DRH) have many available loan options and mortgage programs at market rate or at interest rates lower than current DE mortgage rates.
These include programs for the renovation and rehabilitation of existing homes and limited construction of new homes in strategically selected areas. For Delaware residents with low to moderate income, the elderly, and the handicapped, The DRH, through its lending partners, also offers low DE mortgage interest rates to rehabilitate single family, owner-occupied homes.
Other Delaware loan options include the following:
• CDBG Home Repair Program: Owner occupants can access funds for installation of safety systems and repair of hazardous conditions.
• New Development Initiatives: A non-profit program to help oversee construction projects and provide low interest rate construction loans to revitalize certain neighborhoods.
Foreclosures in Delaware
Through its neighborhood stabilization program, Delaware is assisting communities that have been-or are likely to be affected by,-foreclosures, while providing affordable homeownership opportunities to households at or below 120 percent of area median income.
DE Mortgage Rates and FHA Insured Loans
FHA loans make up the largest percentage of loans used by first time homebuyer—and for good reason. They offer market-rate interest rates and a low down payment—which can be gifted to the buyer by a family member, employer, or charitable organization with relatively relaxed underwriting requirements.
For loans made through conventional lenders for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, there are certain limits throughout the state of Delaware. For information about current loan limits in Delaware, please visit: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm.
Most lenders require the borrower to submit a credit report and income verification. Prior to applying for a loan, those aiming to purchase a home or refinance a loan should check with each lender for their particular documentation checklist. Also, look at our daily mortgage rate lock recommendations here: https://www.lendingtree.com/mortgage-rates.