Information Sources for Buying Your First Home

HOMEOWNERSHIP IN FLORIDA

§       Great Time To Buy 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.

 

TAX CREDIT

 

§       IRS Tax Credit -  AND  First-Time Homebuyer Credit - includes overview & form to use

 

§       How to get tax credit

 

 

§       The Basics: 2009 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

 

§       Monetization of 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

§       http://media.floridarealtors.org/GreatTimeToBuy/

 

§       http://www.marealtor.com/content/Homebuyer_Tax_Credit.htm

 

§       http://www.fanniemae.com/

 

§       http://www.freddiemac.com/

 

§       http://www.car.org/forconsumers/buying/

 

§       http://www.bankrate.com/mortgage.aspx

 

§       http://www.hud.gov

 

§       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

 

FORECLOSURE INFORMATION

                      §     http://www.hud.gov/local/fl/homeownership/foreclosure.cfm

 

                      §     http://makinghomeaffordable.gov/ 

 

                      §     https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/mha/index.jsp

 

                      §     http://www.financialstability.gov/latest/tg_05142009.html