Yesterday my broker forwarded an email that she received, announcing the forthcoming restoration of DPA from sellers. I wrote her back with a "hold your horses" tone, being skeptical of all things coming through Washington...especially with promises of "help." Programs like Nehemiah & Ameridream are lobbying hard to get it through Congress...mainly because it is their very existence that is on the line.
It is w-a-a-a-a-a-y too early to get all hot & bothered about Seller Down Payment Assistance being revived. For one thing, with prices being what they are, how many properties will appraise at a level high enough to allow sellers to contribute more than closing costs anyhow? How many rules, exceptions, clauses and regulations will be attached....and how many revisions will be done before the bill comes to a vote?
There's absolutely no reason to get worked up about DPA until it becomes a reality. Then take a look at how it is allowed (assuming it even makes it through the voting process). Could be a boon, could be a bust. It certainly is too early to tell.