How does an additional $6000 for your downpayment sound?
If you’re applying for your first mortgage, you may be eligible for a grant of up to $6,000 through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB). The subsidy may be used for down payment and closing cost assistance, home buyer education costs (up to $700), and/or eligible rehabilitation costs associated with the purchase of a home. This Downpayment Plus grant will be provided by INB at the closing. You can find out more about eligibility requirements, who to contact with questions and homes for sale that may be a good fit for your first home at: