breaking down cost barriers
SmartMove Connecticut helps first time homebuyers overcome the obstacles of downpayment and closing costs. Participating homebuyers may be able to put down as little as 1% of the purchase price because of SmartMove Connecticut’s low interest loans!
Let us help you build an affordable and sustainable homeownership plan by applying for SmartMove Connecticut today.
check your eligibility
If you have a specific question about this program, please select “Residential Lending” on our contact form and we will get in touch with you via email.
A full list of HDF’s available downpayment assistance programs can be found here.
Terms and conditions
SmartMove is a 3% (APR = 3.42% to 4.74%) second mortgage for up 20% of the purchase price. Additionally, an origination fee of $750-$2,500 is added to the closing costs of SmartMove Connecticut borrowers. SmartMove Connecticut loans can also be combined with HDF’s other downpayment assistance programs, but you must spend down to $25,000 in liquid assets before closing, which does not include retirement savings/ 401(k).
When you take advantage of SmartMove, your first mortgage needs to be provided by a bank who has chosen to participate in the program. Before applying, please check the list of lenders below to check your eligibility.
Chelsea Groton Bank
Fairfield County Bank
Newtown Savings Bank
People’s United Bank
Savings Bank of Danbury
Stamford Mortgage Company
Thomaston Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank