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First Time Home Buyer Programs By Town And City Throughout Illinois

Research What’s Available Near You First time home buyers in Illinois have many options available to them for help in purchasing their first residence. In addition to the statewide down payment assistance programs offered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, … Continue reading

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$15,000 Down Payment Grants Still Available In Oregon

It was November of 2013 when Wells Fargo committed $5.15 million to expand its NeighborhoodLIFT program to help Oregon first time home buyers come up with the needed funds for a down payment. That program is still in existence, and … Continue reading

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Texas Couple Describe How $15,000 Down Payment Grant Made Home Buying Possible

Joshua and Emily Robbins had their lives changed by a $15,000 down payment grant provided by the NeighborhoodLIFT program, which has received $6 million from Wells Fargo to help Texas first time home buyers enter the world of property ownership. … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Housing Services Looks Back At 10 Years Of Helping Ohio Homebuyers

Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland, Ohio (NHSGC), is one of the oldest Neighborhood Housing Services programs in the country. The executive director, Lou Tisler, has been with the NHSGC for 10 years now, and in an interview just declared that … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Now Offering Up To $15,000 Down Payment Help To Michigan Homebuyers

Michigan first time home buyers can now tap into a new down payment assistance program offered by Wells Fargo that can provide them up to $15,000 in the form of a down payment grant. The program is called the “Home … Continue reading

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Maryland Homebuyer Program Gets New Infusion Of Funds

Maryland first time home buyers who have more than $25,000 in student debt can breathe a big sigh of relief as a program designed specifically for them has just had a new infusion of funding after running out in only … Continue reading

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New Program In Indiana Provides Up To $15,000 Down Payment Assistance

Maria Wright is one happy Indiana first time home buyer. She’s got a lot to smile about, now that she has tapped into a program offered by Wells Fargo that is providing her with $15,000 in down payment assistance to … Continue reading

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5 Wisconsin Organizations Receive Awards For Promoting Home Ownership

Wisconsin first time home buyers have benefited from various grants, programs, awards and other forms of help provided by a handful or organizations within the state. Five of those organizations have recently been presented an award for their contribution towards … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Governor Introduces $7,000 Down Payment Grant

As of September 8, 2015, a certain segment of Rhode Island first time home buyers can get a down payment grant of up to $7,000. RI Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Housing have joined forces to attract young professionals … Continue reading

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Up To $5,000 Grants For Florida 1st Time Buyers

Florida first time home buyers can tap into the 2015 Matching Grant Program and receive $4 for every $1 they contribute towards their down payment, up to the maximum of $5,000. Unlike some other programs in which the assistance comes … Continue reading

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10 Families In Arkansas To Get Help Purchasing Their First Home

Ten lucky Arkansas first time home buyers will be the beneficiaries of a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and Bank of the Ozarks. The money was awarded to the … Continue reading

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Mississippi Couple Purchases 1st Home With Grant Assistance

Mississippi first time home buyers should follow in the footsteps of Lora and Michael Gallion of Greenwood, Mississippi. Living on a very low income, they thought purchasing a home was something they’d never be able to afford. However, with assistance … Continue reading

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Mortgage Brokers Can Now Access All California Housing Finance Agency Loan Programs

More mortgage avenues have just opened up for California first time home buyers as the California Housing Finance Agency will now be allowing mortgage brokers to participate in all residential loan programs offered by the agency. The mortgage broker community … Continue reading

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The Maryland Mortgage Program Supplied $13.5 Million Down Payment Assistance In 2015

Maryland first time home buyers had a record year in 2015, receiving $444 million worth of mortgages in Fiscal Year 2015 from the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP). The program also offered 2,233 families down payment assistance totaling more than $13.5 … Continue reading

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Arkansas Habitat for Humanity Awarded Grant To Help Low-Income Homebuyers

Arkansas first time home buyers will benefit from a newly-announced grant from the Bank of the Ozarks and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas which will provide assistance for low-income families to help reduce their mortgage payments. The press … Continue reading

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Many Options For Home Buyer Assistance In Florida

Like most other adults in America, Florida first time home buyers have many options available when it comes to home buying assistance programs; the only problem is that the majority of people are completely unaware that these programs even exist. … Continue reading

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Vermont Governor Kicks Off $5,000 Down Payment Program

Vermont first time home buyers are the latest group to receive the great news of a new assistance program unveiled in their state. Vermont Governor Shumlin teamed up with the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) to announce the new down … Continue reading

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New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority Unveils New “Next HOME” Program

It’s not just first time home buyers in New Mexico that have reason to cheer over a new program unveiled by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA), but all buyers, including those who have owned a home in the … Continue reading

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40 Year Mortgages A Big Hit With First Time Buyers

There are several ways to get a more affordable monthly mortgage payment. One is to pay less for a property. A second way is to get a down payment grant. Another is to get a lower interest rate. And a … Continue reading

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