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Grant Money for First Time Home Buyers!
Is it possible to have another incentive better than what is currently available? We have a program called the First Front Door. This grant is offered to first time home buyers ( buyers who haven’t owned a home in the past 3 years), under certain income limits, to be used to enhance their down payment. For every $1 down payment paid by the buyers, this program offers an additional grant of $3 to a maximum grant of $5,000. This may or may not have to be paid back. There are certain income limits and restrictions, but you don’t have to pay anything back if the property is occupied for the first 5 years of ownership. It is a nice way to minimize the savings required to buy a home.
In addition to this grant, the normal incentives of seller assist can be applied to the closing costs, making this program affordable to may different first time home buyers. The grant funds are limited and are given on a first come first serve basis, until the funds are depleted. They anticipate that they will be exhausted sometime in April.
It is a great program for anyone that needs that extra cash, especially on properties that won’t meet USDA or FHA property requirements. Perhaps the well and septic don’t meet the minimum property requirements, or repairs necessary to pass the property for FHA/USDA financing. This is a fantastic alternative while monies last.