Thursday, July 16, 2009

First Time Buyer Credit and other possibilities

In today's market, many buyers would like to take advantage of the lower prices and attractive interest rates. But here is one problem. There are no 0-downpayment loans any more. And when purchasers have not saved enough for downpayment and closing costs (sometimes it is a considerable amount), they step back and miss out. Here are a few ways to get around the lack of cash when purchasing a real estate property:
1. You can use $8,000 first time buyer credit;
2. You can get a grant which can be applied both toward closing costs and downpayment;
3. You can ask for seller subsidy.
If you use 1,2, and 3 options you may end up spending $0 at closing and using the $8,000 for renovating your house or for other purposes.
Talk to an experienced loan officer before you give up. If you do not know one, call or email me. I am here to help.

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