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Understanding the home loan process

New year, new house?

If buying a new home is at the top of your 2023 to-do list, the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is here to help. But what can you expect as you work through the homebuying process, especially if you’re a first-time buyer? The Fund’s lending experts Jon Rogers and Justin Hylbert offer their thoughts.

“Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make in their lifetime,” said Rogers, the Senior Division Manager of... Continue Reading

NEWS RELEASE: Homeowners can now access more assistance through WV Homeowners Rescue Program

CHARLESTON, W.VA— Homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now access more assistance through the West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program.

Now, homeowners can receive up to $20,000 in mortgage assistance, up from $15,000. Those who need help with their down payment assistance loans can now receive $1,000, up from $500. Homeowners who are at least 60 days behind in their mortgage payments may now apply for mortgage assistance.

“West Virginia has the highest homeownership percentage in the United States. These... Continue Reading

NEWS RELEASE: Catch up on utility payments with the West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program

A nip in the air reminds us that winter is coming, so now is a great time for homeowners behind in their utility payments to apply for assistance through the West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program.

Homeowners who meet income qualifications and can demonstrate a pandemic-related hardship are encouraged to apply for help with their past-due housing costs. In addition to utilities, the program can also cover past-due mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and other costs. A full list of eligible... Continue Reading

Fund’s competitive rates give borrowers greater purchasing power

Dramatic changes to the housing market over the past couple of years may have some potential home buyers weighing their options. 

However, the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s competitive rates mean home buyers who secure a mortgage through one of our programs have greater purchasing power.

“If you’re looking at a conventional loan without a West Virginia Housing product, you’re looking at rates in the high 6s or low 7s,” said Justin Hylbert, Business Development and Lender Support Officer... Continue Reading

Fund hosts first live lender training in two years

After a two-year hiatus, the West Virginia Housing Development Fund held a series of live lender training sessions across the state earlier this month.

Justin Hylbert, Business Development and Lender Support Officer, and Kay Bowe, Underwriting Manager, hosted sessions in Martinsburg, Bridgeport, and South Charleston to reconnect with partner lenders and to review the Fund’s program guidelines and policies—especially important given recent shifts in the housing market.

“Our lending partners are a crucial part of our business because they allow... Continue Reading