Information Sources for Buying Your First Home
HOMEOWNERSHIP IN FLORIDA
§ NAR's Home Buyer's Basics, including "10 Steps to Homeownership"
§ Bankrate.com's "Home Buyer's Guide" (First Steps, Financing, Shopping, Closing, 1st Time Homebuyer)
§ NAR's Housing Opportunity Program ("Home From Work": video available on site)
§ First Time Home Buyer resources: (state specific info on grants, programs, loans, insurance, articles etc.)
§ Various information & tools on purchasing a home (rights, affordability, available homebuying programs, inspections, homeowners insurance)
§ Florida Housing Finance Corporation: Click "First Time Home Buyer Wizard" for more information.
§ The Basics: 2009 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
§ First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit (National Association of Home Builders)
§ Federal cash available for home buyers - bridge loans or cash advances, up to $8,000, that they can use for the down payment, closing costs or other loan expenses pending receipt of their tax credit check from the IRS
GENERAL HOMEBUYER SITES
§ Homeowner's insurance information
§ Information on getting ready for homeownership, financing your home, finding the right property and closing.
§ Information on Debt / bankruptcy and taxes