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We see the programs out there for first time homebuyers. While they are good, there is so much more out there. I have worked with a realtor now for 10 years. His theory is that if there is something out there for free then we should be taking advantage of it. Grants are one of those things we don't take advantage of often enough. Let me tell you about one program that works for everyone:
You go into the website and tell them how much you need for closing costs. Now you want to make sure it does not exceed 6% of the purchase price. They will tell you how much it may cost to buy that grant. My realtor asks for the seller to pay for the grant. It is often times around $400-500. Cheaper than giving up seller assist. Once agreed upon there is a certificate ordered and brought to the table. There is no stipulation for how long you must keep the home.
How was that? Simple enough and buyers usually don't need much money if any at all. If they qualify for 100% financing then there is little out of pocket. This is for EVERYONE! So whether you are buying your first home or fifth home you qualify. Even if you pay out of pocket yourself for this grant it is still worth it. I am sure there are many other grants out there. We just have to be looking out for our clients.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.