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As real estate professionals, our main purpose is to match a buyer to a home that fits their needs. With so many homes on the market that could qualify yet the buyers aren't buying. Why?
A colleague of mine recently asked a server at a restaurant if she was planning to buy or sell a home. She replied with a no and he quickly asked if she knew of someone who was. Scrolling through her mental roll-o-dex, she came up with two people in her sphere and added, "But, they are afraid to buy right now. They are worried they won't have jobs"
During this time of economic crisis, we need to rethink our strategies on how to help our clients. We can't work miracles and protect everyone from job loss, but we can do our jobs well and find out how we can assist them with other beneficial tools. Please keep in mind that a reputable lender will be a great partner in discovering which program is the right one for your clients specific needs.
Minnesota has always been a leader in the real estate market and buyers can take advantage of the opportunities available in the state. The City of Minneapolis announced on January 7th, 2009 a $1.5 Million dollar grant to help neighborhoods in foreclosure. Eligible buyers can receive a $10,000 grant towards down-payment and closing costs on the purchase of a foreclosed home. To learn more, visit the City of Minneapolis website.
First time home buyers can take advantage of the $7500 Tax Credit through July 1, 2009. For more information check out the FAQ's.
For those who are interested in green living and need a low interest loan, Governor Tim Pawlenty announced in Fall of 2008 $10 million for micro-energy and conservation loans. These loans are available for owner occupants to make "green" projects become reality in their homes.
Lastly, below is a list of local Minnesota programs and contact numbers. Imagine if just one phone call could help your client get out of their current situation and into something that better fits their needs. It would be the perfect EXIT strategy.
Alexandria City Homestead Assistance Program (CHAP) (320) 762-1311 Alexandria Greater Minnesota Housing Fund The Trails Development Gap Financing Program (GAP) (651) 221-1997 Alexandria HRA Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) (320) 762-1311 Alexandria MHFA Gap Financing Program (GAP) (320) 762-1311 Austin/Mower County Homeownership Fund Program (507) 864-7741 Chaska Clover Ridge Owner Occupied Assistance Program (OOAP) (952) 448-2851 Duluth Neighborhood Housing Services "Homeownership Program with Employers" in Lincoln Park Grant (HOPE) (218) 727-8604 Duluth Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth Homeownership Incentive Program (HIP) (218) 628-1057 Duluth NHS/Hillside Homeownership Incentive Program (HIPP) (218) 628-1057 East Grand Forks Downpayment Assistance Program (218) 773-2371 East Grand Forks New Construction Incentive (NCI) Program (218) 773-2371 Elliot Park Neighborhood Improvement, Inc. Homebuyers Assistance Program (612) 335-5885 Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) (320) 234-4451 Itasca County/Koochiching County KOOTASCA Community Action's Homebuyer Program (HBP) (218) 326-8539 Mankato Homeownership Program (HOP) (507) 387-8622 Mankato Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) (507) 387-8622 Minneapolis Equity Participation Loan Program (EPL) (612) 673-5289 Minneapolis Folwell Neighborhood Association First Time Home Assistance Program (FTHP) (612) 588-3033 Minneapolis Hawthorne Homestead Program (HHIP) (612) 339-0601 Minneapolis/MCDA Closing Cost Loan Program (CCL) (612) 673-5289 Multi Cities Tri-County Actions Programs, Inc. Homeowner Gap Financing Program (GAP) (320) 255-0705 Multi Counties Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Inc Homeownership Opportunity Program (HOP) (800) 662-5711 Multi Counties Headwaters Housing Development Corporation Two Note Program (TNP) (218) 444-4732 Northfield Housing Assistance Program (NHAP) (507) 645-8833 Pennington County Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Community Revitalization Fund Program (CRF) (218) 637-2431 Pennington County Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Loan Pool Funds (LPF) (218) 637-2431 Ramsey County FirstFirst Time Home Buyer Grants Program (FBAP) (651) 266-8025 Red Lake County Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Affordable Housing Loan Pool Fund (LPF) (218) 637-2431 Red Lake County Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Community Revitalization Fund (CRF) (218) 637-2431 Rochester First Homes GAP Loan Program (GAP) (507) 281-7396 St Paul Community Neighborhood Housing Services, Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) (651) 292-8710 Thief River Falls Slow Second Mortgage Program (SSMP) (218) 681-2500 Washington County First Time Home Buyer Grants Program (FBAP) (651) 266-8025
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.