SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (NYSE: TMHC) recently launched a thoughtfully planned 2-1 buydown from a fixed rate mortgage program enabling consumers to realize the dream of owning their own home while Taylor Morrison helps pay some of the interest cost during the initial years of homeownership.
Unlike an adjustable rate mortgage, the Taylor Morrison 2-1 rate buydown for Conventional and FHA financing for qualified owner-occupied borrowers with a minimum 680 credit score, allows consumers to pay their mortgage payment at a rate two percent below the fixed rate mortgage the first year and one percent lower the second year before enjoying the security of a fixed rate mortgage over the remaining life of the loan. That kind of certainty allows for families to plan their finances and prioritize their needs during the first years of owning their home without the uncertainty adjustable rate mortgages can bring.
"While homeownership is attainable for many people, the uncertainty in not knowing what the future holds with respect to interest rates can cause real angst for today's buyers," said Taylor Morrison Chairman and CEO Sheryl Palmer. "We understand this impact and wanted to remove that barrier for our customers."
The 2-1 rate buydown begins Jan. 4 on move-in ready homes that close on or before April 30, 2019.
"The buydown program is an excellent choice for many families and hasn't been widely used for some time," said Tawn Kelley, president of Taylor Morrison Home Funding. "For a builder to offer this kind of financial incentive to ease the costs of mortgage interest, it can make a significant difference to a family's first years settling into their home and is quite unique.
"It is a perfect solution for people who may be expecting a promotion or working on paying off a car loan or credit card balances or, just wanting the extra dollars to bolster their savings. To put it simply, it offers our customers a priceless gift—savings with the peace of mind knowing they have a mortgage that is secure no matter how long they choose."
The buydown rates are calculated from Taylor Morrison Home Funding's current market rate for Conventional and FHA fixed rate mortgages 15- or 30-year term at time of rate lock. To qualify for the program, buyers must finance their home with Taylor Morrison's affiliated lender, Taylor Morrison Home Funding and use the closing agent selected by Seller.
To learn more about the buydown program and to view the inventory of eligible homes within our Taylor Morrison communities, visit www.taylormorrison.com/2-1-buydown-program
About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016, 2017 and 2018 America's Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and distinctive detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence. For more information about Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes please visit www.taylormorrison.com or www.darlinghomes.com.
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