Silvanh, Home Buyer in Texas

I heard that a first time home buyer can receive up to 30k in down payment which do not have to be repayed is

Asked by Silvanh, Texas Mon May 5, 2008

this true

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There are all kinds of first time homebuyer programs. It is best to consult with a local loan officer who could better figure out what works best for you.
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Shara Fryer the Houston News Caster says: " If it sounds too good to be true, it is." Very good advice. I just caught someone in West Africa trying to rent/sell me a house that is owned by a woman in River Oaks WOW!!! We get nothing for nothing in this world. They is a catch to all good things. It even costs to go to Church. Sound advice from Shara. Just my personal opinion.
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$30,000 sounds high to me, but there are programs in different cities that normally provide some kind of down payment assistance. I've typically seen this in bigger cities that have housing departments. There are typically income limitations and what I've seen is that they will build housing let you buy it and live in it and after 3-5-7 years forgive whatever loan the provided. Normally downpayment and perhaps some closing costs. That way low income families who have not been able to save down payment and closing costs, but can afford a monthly payment are able to get in a nice home. Check with your local city housing department for information on these programs.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
In Bryan and College Station we have programs for disadvantaged buyers who meet income guidelines. It is $7,500 in forgivable loans. The loans are completely forgiveable in 7 years if you keep the house during that time, and follow their guidelines. In areas of economic development those can increase to $15,000. To meet their income guidelines you will barely qualify for a payment though. A family of two can only earn about 38K annually.
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WOW that seems to be extremely high many are city programs too entice home buyers into areas that are under redevelopment where many may not want to live. However the city does place a lien on a home if you sell the house prior to expiration date of the "gift" it would have to be repaid at closing. however if you exceed live in the home past the agreed date many are 5 years + then the money is yours. The lien is removed from the home. GREAT way to make money however there are restrictions, prior to purchasing a home you need confirm the money is still available there is only a limited amount of funding.
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