My name is Jennifer and I have guided several first time home buyers through the Orange County program. I am familiar with the city officials which will be handling your file and I also familiar with the new guidelines that just took place in May that will require you to either purchase a new construction home with a price point no higher than $219,000 or a recently remodeled home with evidence in reciepts of major rehab work such as plumbing, roofing, ect. to have been done within the last 12 months. My preferred lender is also very familiar with the program and has worked hand in hand with city officials to guide each file through the system which really requires you to be on top of the file. From the moment we find a home that meets the guidelines and have a fully executed contract the process will take about 60 days. I also work with combining FHA loans and Ameridream/Nehemiah programs to provide first time homebuyers and others with 100% and seller paid closing costs. I also have a policy that every buyer gets 20% of my commission back to help with your closing costs or use at your discretion. If you have a moment I can discuss how I can help you further by calling me a t407-921-1310. The process can be easy with the right professional by your side to guide through each step. I look forward to hearing from you! For more about my backround visit my web reference.