MSHDA's Mortgage Credit Certificate Program:

You ask what is a Mortgage Credit Certificate? Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) reduce the amount of federal income tax a homebuyer pays. The estimated annual cost savings is calculated on a monthly basis to help homebuyers qualify for a higher mortgage payment, and therefore a higher priced home-expanding home choices. MCCs are available to homebuyers who meet household income and home purchase price limits.

Calculating the Credit:

Total Mortgage Amount x Loan Interest Rate=Annual Interest

Annual Interest x MCC Rate (20%)= Tax Credit for the Year

Where Can you Get A MCC?

Many banks, credit unions and mortgage companies participate in the MCC program. A list is available on the MSHDA website :

These MCCs can be combined with convential, FHA, Rural Development and VA Mortgage loans. Just because the first time homebuyer's tax credit has expired doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of this BUYER's market! Call Me Today!