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Khalid Nafis…, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC

what are the incentives that might be out there for first time home buyers?

Asked by Khalid Nafisah, Charlotte, NC Wed Dec 26, 2012

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You have gotten some good answers. All of the first time home buyer program have income limits. Some have limitations on where the house can be located. Others are limited by one's credit score. It is best to work with an experienced hard working mortgage banker or broker to find out all of the financial options available to a client.

Both the USDA or VA loans do not require a down payment- 100% financing. If the first time homebuyer purchases a HUD house and uses the preferred lender of Homesteps, then 3% or 3.5% of the buyer's closing costs are paid for. If a buyer chooses a new home, then almost all of the production builders in Charlotte will pay for some if not all of the buyer's closing costs.

In addition, if the buyer is a policeman, nurse, firefighter, medic, then there are specific loan programs available to them. If the buyer is employed by a large bank, then there are buyer incentives for getting a loan with that bank. The only challenge is finding the dream house for the price and condition that the first time home buyer wants. Our housing inventory has been decreasing in the Charlotte area as buyers have realized what a great opportunity they have now.

Wishing you success,
Robin Faison, broker
Keller Williams Realty
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Besides any mortgage type of possibilities(FHA,USDA, etc) just the fact that rates are historically low & prices the same should be enough!
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They vary from city to city, The best way to check is to ask local lenders if you need a referral to a local agent go to
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Good morning, Ken:
The NC Housing Finance Agency has programs at There are also down payment matching grants and several local housing agencies have down payment and closing cost assistance to help income qualified first time buyers. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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there are different programs out there for first time home buyers. depending on where they are buying a house at they may qualify for House Charlotte program which will give them up to $7500 towards down payment and closing costs.

There is also the NC bond program which will provide up to $8000 in down payment assisitance.

A rare program with a bank i use that will match the down payment four to one. meanign every dollar you put down they will give you four dollars. Max you can put in is $1000 and they will match up to $4000.

Dave diCecco
Coldwell Banker United
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Outside of the current market providing great inventory and the lowest interest rates in history you might want to check out the new program soon to be available in 2013 from NC Housing Finance Agency at
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Ken are you asking about programs designed just for first time buyers? | am in NY State and the state has a program SONYMA and there are others with the counties. You might check with the department of housing in your state.
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