North Shore Bank

Equity Builder Grant Program

Need a hand with the down-payment?

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Let’s face it, buying a first home is not only challenging financially but can be really nerve-racking. With rising home prices, high down-payment requirements and upfront closing costs, North Shore Bank recognizes how difficult entering the housing market can be for some first-time buyers.

That’s why North Shore Bank, in association with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, is pleased to offer the Equity Builder Grant Program. Under this program, qualified NSB mortgage candidates* can :

  • Obtain a grant which can then be used for down-payment and closing cost assistance
  • Get up to as much as $11,000 per eligible household

Interest would not accrue on the grant and the proceeds would only be due if the property is sold within the first five years of home ownership. For instance, each year that passes the grant would be reduced by 20% and after five years, the Equity Builder Grant would effectively be forgiven . . . you would not be required to repay the grant portion.

*Income limits apply and subject to credit approval. The Equity Builder Grant Program is offered for a limited time and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — not guaranteed or reserved in advance.


For additional information about home buying options at North Shore Bank, contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable mortgage originators, stop in at a branch office, call (978) 573-1420 / 877-712-7000 to speak with one of our Customer Service Representatives or just start an application at our Online Mortgage Center.

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