First Time Home Buyer California

CALHFA Conventional Loan Program

First Time Home Buyer California
CalHFA Conventional Loan Program

Program Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for this program?

Borrower Requirements

  • CalHFA borrowers must complete homebuyer education counseling and obtain a certificate of completion through an eligible homebuyer counseling organization.
  • Meet CalHFA income limits for this program.

*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.

Property Requirements

  • Be a single-family, one-unit residence, including approved condominium/PUDs
    • Guest houses, granny units and in-law quarters may be eligible
  • Manufactured housing is permitted
  • There is a five acre maximum on the size of the property

*In the case of conflicting guidelines, the lender must follow the more restrictive.

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CalHFA Conventional Program

Get Pre-approved on CALHFA Conventional Loan Program

Interest Rate

What is the interest rate?
Interest rates will vary depending on your financial circumstances, lender fees, and other factors. Interest rates can also change daily. We recommend that you check with a CalHFA-approved loan officer to receive an accurate rate quote for this program.

CalHFA does not lend money directly to consumers. CalHFA works through and uses approved lenders to qualify consumers and to make all mortgage loans. The fees you pay could be different depending on the lender and the program. View sample Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) here.

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CalHFA Conventional Program

Homebuyer Education Requirement

CalHFA firmly believes that homebuyer education and counseling is critical to the success and happiness of a homeowner, and requires homebuyer education and counseling for first-time homebuyers using a CalHFA program.

Who has to take this Homebuyer Education and Counseling course?

Only one occupying first-time borrower on each loan transaction.

How do I take this education and counseling course?

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