Sold on Homeownership

For years, Erik had considered purchasing a home. Yet as a single father and a teacher, he wasn’t quite sure he could make it happen financially. After visiting with Janette Douglass with Gateway Mortgage Group. he got the news he’d long been hoping he’d receive.

Not only had Erik qualified for OHFA Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance, he was also eligible for a limited-time product called OHFA Star, which added an additional $1,500 toward closing costs. This meant he could purchase a house without breaking the bank.

He celebrated the news by ordering pizza with his two sons and sharing ideas of ways they could make their house into a home.

Since closing on his three-bedroom bungalow with two baths, Erik has been hard at work painting walls and making minor home repairs. As a lover of the outdoors, he has visions of a backyard escape, complete with a fire pit.

In 2017, Erik was  one of 727 buyers who utilized OHFA Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance to make homeownership more affordable. For many buyers, lacking the money for a downpayment is a barrier toward a home purchase. OHFA Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance means owning a home is within reach.