Dakota County first time home buyer programs

Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA)

This is a great program to help those purchasing property in any part of Dakota County. Homebuyers accessing this may be eligible for Downpayment and Closing Cost Assistance.

****The Dakota County CDA has gone and done it again - they have reduced the rate in the program to 4.00%. This rate is effective Friday, August 19th and will be retroactive for any loans reserved the 19th and going forward.****

To apply for this program, you will need to contact a participating mortgage lender. You can receive up to $10,000 for down payment and/or closing costs. Dakota County has their own application process that your approved lender can assist you with in determining the eligibility.

Some program guidelines and details include:

  • Income Limits are $84,000 for a one to two person household.
  • There is a maximum purchase price of $272,910
  • Lower than market rate
  • Three levels of assistance
  • 10%, 5% and 2.5% of the loan amount with maximum of $10,000 depending on household income.

Dakota County Silver Lining Program (no longer available)

Buying your first home can be overwhelming. Let us help!  We are committed to finding you any grant monies or assistance programs available to you.  Our buyer agent services are FREE!  Please contact us for more information.  We have assisted hundreds of first time home buyers and look forward to the opportunity to assist you! 

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