Choosing a mortgage loan program is an important first step towards buying DC real estate. Discuss these programs with your mortgage lender.

Conventional Mortgage Loans
  • Fixed Rate
  • Adjustable Rate
  • Jumbo Loans
  • 5/5 ARM (adjustable rate)
  • Physicians Loan
  • Attorney Loan
First Time Homebuyer Loans
  • Home Ready
  • DC Open Doors
  • 100% Financing
  • 5/5 ARM (adjustable rate)
Government-backed Mortgage Loans
  • VA (Veterans Administration) zero downpayment
  • FHA (Federal Housing Administration) 3.5% downpayment
DC Mortgage Assistance Loans

Open Doors

The DC Open Doors program offers qualified buyers mortgage loans and down payment assistance loans (DPAL). The program is available to applicants who do not currently own a home and wish to purchase in the District. They must have an individual borrower income no greater than $125,580. and a credit score of 680 or higher for loans with a 5% down payment. Some loan programs require homeownership classes. Find details at DC Open Doors.


The HPAP program is run by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development. It offers financing assistance from $10,000. to $50,000. with closing cost assistance of $4,000 for first-time buyers in Washington DC. The amount of funding available is based on income. The program provides a 40-year loan with deferred payments for the first five years. More information is available on the DCHCD website.
Ask An Expert
There are many specialized mortgage loan programs and the offerings change over time. The best way to find a mortgage loan program that fits your specific needs is to consult a mortgage lending expert. Here are the mortgage professionals in the DC Metro Area who have provided our clients with great service and products in 2018. It is advisable to get more than one mortgage loan pre-approval. Lending institutions offer different programs. You’ll want to match a program to your needs and the home type you purchase.
  • Brian Farasy
SWBC Branch Manager
NMLS ID# 728159
SWBC Mortgage Corporation11150 Sunset Hills Road Ste. 308Reston VA 20190Phone: (443) 574-2400Mobile: (240) 277-4422Fax: (443) 574-2401
  • Michelle M Davis
Prosperity Mortgage
Phone 301-807-2005
NMLSR ID 192538
  • Gregg Busch | Jackie Graham
  • Fast closes
  • New construction
NMLS ID 221278703-919-5230 Mobile703-827-4620 Phonejgraham@firstsavings.com8444 Westpark Drive 4th Floor McLean, VA 22102Apply online at www.greggbusch.com
  • Daniel Sconce
Senior Loan OfficerNMLS #3222817811 Montrose Road, Suite 501, Rockville, MD  20854Cell: 301-928-0939   Fax: 703-880-0603
  • Christopher J Cox
First Savings MortgageVice President Mortgage BankingNMLS ID: 520211
Capitol Hill Residential Mortgage Office
659 C Street SE Washington, DC 20003202-543-6830
  • Kari Sansom Elwood
Sandy Spring Bank
  • Construction/Renovation loans
  • Physicians loans
  • Jumbo loans
Mortgage Banker
NMLS #415708
647 New York Avenue, N.W. DC 20001
Mobile Phone 301.767.6354

Expertise is one call away.

The Isaacs Team LLC


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