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The Karr Team
RMLO NMLS 230983
NMLS #: 1200324
Terri Karr: (972) 989-4329
Sidney Karr: (817) 917-2266
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25 Noble Court,
Rockwall, TX 75032
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Down Payment Assistance

Home Mortgage Loan Special Programs

There are several programs available for homes located anywhere in Texas that provide funds for down payment and/or closing costs. This assistance comes in the form of grants which do not have to be repaid and/or second liens which must be paid in full when the home is sold or refinanced. The interest rates are fixed for 30 years. These programs have restrictions based on your family income, family size and the County you are purchasing in. Not all of the programs require that you be a first time homebuyer.

HEROES/EDUCATORS

Home Loan Programs provide a FHA loan to eligible homebuyers. In addition to a fixed interest rate, these programs offer down payment and closing cost assistance, up to 5% of the mortgage loan amount, in the form of a grant.

To be eligible for this program, a homebuyer must be of a specific group:

  • Homes for Texas Heroes: A full-time paid fire fighter, peace officer, corrections officer, juvenile corrections officer, county jailer, EMS personnel, or public security officer
  • Professional Educator: A full-time Texas classroom teacher, teacher’s aide, school librarian, school nurse, school counselor, or an allied health or nursing faculty member

CURRENT, PREVIOUS, OR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER(S)

There are home loan programs available that offer competitive interest rates to eligible homebuyers. In addition to a fixed interest rate, these programs offer down payment and closing cost assistance in amounts ranging from 4% to 5% of the mortgage loan in the form of either a second lien or a grant. Eligible borrower(s) must meet the programs income limits and guidelines.

MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE (MCC)

With an MCC, the qualified homebuyer is eligible to take a portion of the annual interest paid on the mortgage as a special tax credit, up to $2,000, each year that they occupy the home as their principal residence. An MCC has the potential of saving the homebuyer thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.

The program is open to those individuals and families who:

  • Meet income and home purchase requirements
  • Have not owned a home as a primary residence in the past three years
  • Meet the qualifying requirements of the mortgage loan
  • Will use the home as their principal/primary residence

The MCC is a non-refundable tax credit, therefore, the Homebuyer MUST have a tax liability in order to take advantage of the tax credit.

For more information on special programs, please contact your Premier Nationwide Lending Home Mortgage Loan Expert.

* Loan programs are subject to credit and property approval. Other guidelines may apply.

Residential Mortgage Loan Originators

TERRI KARR AND SIDNEY KARR - a dynamic mother/daughter duo-bring their clients the perfect mix of education, product knowledge, and generations of mortgage expertise. Their seamless process will make the home buying experience less complicated and overwhelming; Delivering their clients a “World Class” mortgage experience on time and on budget EVERY TIME!

Terri, a graduate of Baylor University with a BBA in accounting, has been in the real estate and the real estate lending business for over a quarter of a century. To date, Terri has helped nearly 2000 clients with their mortgage on personal homes, vacation homes and investment properties. When not working on the perfect mortgage experience for their clients, Terri enjoys decorating her home, yoga, and being an active member and foster for Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. In addition, She serves on the executive board of the Disciples Women of First Christian Church Rockwall where she also participates in the hand bell choir. Terri is recognized as a member of The Producer’s Council at Premier Nationwide Lending. She was honored as one of the company’s Top Producing Loan Officers for 2013, 2014 and 2015. Terri was also recently featured in Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Five Star Mortgage Professionals in the state of Texas.

Sidney graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in May of 2014. She decided to follow in her Mother’s footsteps and pursue a career in the mortgage industry. She received her NMLS license shortly after graduating and has become quite a powerful part of the team with an in depth knowledge of specialty programs and credit restoration. As an accomplished equestrian with over 14 World Championship titles, Sidney has a true passion for animals. When she is not helping the team provide an exceptional mortgage experience to their clients, she likes to spend her time with her pets which include several English Bulldogs, Dachshunds, and kitties. She also enjoys spending time cooking for her friends and family and kickboxing to stay in shape. Sidney is a deacon of the First Christian Church in Rockwall where she also participates in the Hand Bell Choir. In Addition, she is a very active volunteer and foster for the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue.


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Testimonials

Wow! Terri and her outstanding team were extremely helpful and professional. I am an independent business owner which makes home purchasing a bit difficult; however, every part of the transaction ran smoothly thanks to Terri and her team. Every time there was a snag (not due to Terri's team), they all jumped in to solve the problem. The knowledge base they all prescribe to provided me with a sense of security because I trusted they knew what they were doing and provided me with excellent advice. We also were working in a very short time line and they made sure we met it. I cannot recommend me them enough. They absolutely know their stuff. Thanks Terri and your excellent team!

Deborah B.

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