Big Savings for First Time Homebuyers

Big Savings for First Time Homebuyers

If you’re ready to buy your first home, we want to help you save money. Suncoast has enhanced our First Time Homebuyer 10/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) program to expand opportunities for new homebuyers.*

Why should first time homebuyers choose our 10/1 ARM program?

  • Maintain your interest rate for at least 10 years
  • Up to 97% financing available
  • Save on your monthly payments since private mortgage insurance isn’t required
  • Ask us how you may qualify with as little as 1% of your own funds when combined with a 2% gift from an immediate family member

New and Improved Program for First Time Homebuyers

Make your dream of owning a home come true with our First Time Homebuyer 10/1 ARM program.

  • More affordable down payment!
    You and your family can work together to provide your down payment! We’ve reduced the down payment requirement to a minimum of 1% from the member’s own funds, allowing an immediate family member to gift you the other 2%.
  • Reduced origination fee!
    To make it easier for you, we’ve reduced the origination fee.
  • More borrowing power!
    You can now borrow up to 97% of the sale price or the appraisal, whichever is less, thanks to our increased loan-to-value ratio (LTV). For example, if the home sells and appraises for $100,000, your 10/1 ARM mortgage loan amount could be up to $97,000. The other 3% or $3,000 represents your down payment.
  • Increased maximum loan amount!
    We’ve increased the maximum loan amount to $250,000. This helps new homebuyers have more options to choose from when house hunting for an affordable home.
  • No private mortgage insurance requirement!
    New homebuyers can save money with our 10/1 ARM program because private mortgage insurance is not required. That helps cut down on monthly payment costs.

To get pre-approved, apply online or call our Mortgage Contact Center at 800.999.5887 extension 86391.

*Please note the maximum household income permitted to qualify for this program is 150% of the HUD Area Median Income in the county in which the property is located. You must complete a Suncoast approved First Time Homebuyer class and provide the certificate of completion prior to closing. Visit to locate a local class in the county of the property being purchased or complete an online course offered by Fannie Mae. There is an up-front, non-refundable fee for the online class charged by, and paid directly to Fannie Mae. Visit the Fannie Mae online course website at