Low Down Payment Mortgages & Affordable Home Loans

TD Bank has several affordable mortgage programs with low down payment options—so whether you're a first-time home buyer or looking for your next home, a TD Bank Mortgage Loan Officer can help you find the right affordable home loan.

Explore our featured options with down payments as low as 3%

Our Affordable Mortgage options are designed to address challenges like having enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

  • TD Right Step Mortgage®

  • TD Home Access Mortgage

    • $10,000 Lender Credit available (available for purchase only, max cash back of $2,000)
    • No borrower paid mortgage insurance
    • Available for many property types including condos, co-ops and manufactured housing
  • FNMA HomeReady®

    • $2,500 Grant available for a limited time3
    • Borrower-paid mortgage insurance† (reduced cost vs. other low down payment options)
    • No minimum contribution for single-family properties

Learn more about our featured loan options

  • Additional product features

    • Low down payment—as low as 3%
    • Flexible underwriting with a minimum credit score of 620
    • Down payment and closing costs may come from gifts, grants or a Community Second Mortgage
    • 1- to 4-family primary residences are eligible
  • Qualifications and requirements

    • Homebuyer education may be required for all borrowers
    • Income limits and/or geography requirements may apply
    • Minimum borrower contribution may apply
    • You are not required to be a first-time homebuyer

Discover other affordable home loan options

  • FHA Mortgage

    • 3.5% minimum down payment
    • No income limits
    • Maximum mortgage limit per county. See FHA Mortgage limits
    • Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) applies; it can be less than standard Mortgage Insurance
  • VA Mortgage

    • No down payment required
    • No income limits
    • Available for active duty military, veterans and spouses who meet eligibility requirements
    • In lieu of Mortgage Insurance, funding fee required at closing
  • FNMA 97 Mortgage

    • 3% minimum down payment
    • No income limits
    • Must be a first-time homebuyer
    • Borrower-paid Mortgage Insurance may be required
  • FNMA RefiNow

    • Refinance your FNMA mortgage for up to 97% of your home's value
    • Income limits apply
    • High debt-to-income (DTI) ratios, up to 65%
    • No cash back at closing
    • Borrower-paid Mortgage Insurance may be required

How to qualify for affordable home loan programs

  • Income limits for low down payment mortgages

    The income limit for an affordable housing program is the maximum amount of income a household can earn to qualify for an affordable mortgage product. The specific figure is based on the city or county's Area Median Income (AMI). Each housing program varies in its specific income qualifications.

  • Down Payment Assistance Programs and Community Second Mortgages

    A Community Second Mortgage is a grant or loan that allows approved third parties to provide up to 105% of the home's value to cover the down payment and closing costs. Depending on the exact down payment assistance program, a Community Second Mortgage offers a variety of repayment options:

    • A 0% interest rate on the second mortgage
    • Repayment of the loan only (not interest) if/when the home is sold
    • Fixed installment payments on a set schedule
    • Debt forgiveness (a portion of the loan can be forgiven if the home remains occupied by the original owner for a determined number of years)
  • Homebuyer education for low down payment mortgages

    Some low down payment and affordable mortgage loans require HUD-approved education classes or counseling for prospective homebuyers. These private or group sessions provide valuable information and tools with topics like:

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Home loan repayment help and options

If you are struggling to make payments on your mortgage due to a job loss or other financial distress, TD Bank is here to help you prevent a foreclosure and find a solution which works for you and your situation.

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1You may request your lender/servicer cancel PMI when you have reached the date when the principal balance of the mortgage is scheduled to fall to 80% of the original value of your home or you have paid down the mortgage balance to 80% of the home's original appraised value and you are up to date with your monthly payments. Your lender/servicer is required to automatically terminate PMI when your loan is scheduled to reach 78% of the original value of your home and you are up to date with your mortgage payments.

Final loan approval for the TD Right Step Mortgage® product requires satisfaction of Low-to-Moderate income requirements or the Subject property must be located in a Low-to-Moderate income census tract.

Final loan approval for the TD Home Access Mortgage product requires satisfaction of geography and income requirements.

Final loan approval for the HomeReady product requires satisfaction of Low-to-Moderate income requirements.

HomeReady is a trademark of Fannie Mae.

2No minimum contribution required if you're putting down at least 20% of the sales price.

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3Available for Borrowers with a qualifying income of less than or equal to 50% of the applicable area median income (AMI) of the subject property’s location, available for applications taken on or before 12/1/24