Your Questions About Real Estate

Sharon asks…

How do you find Veteran home buying grants?

Does the government offer any grants for veterans who are looking to buy thier first home? If so, how would I go about finding information on them.

The Expert answers:

VA LOANS UNDER THE GI BILL GO TO YOUR LOCAL VA OR VA.GOV AND READ ALL ABOUT IT FROM BUISNESS TO HOMES

Paul asks…

What types of first time home buying grants/programs are there?

how do they help and approx how much would they cover, thanks!

The Expert answers:

There are down payment assistance programs and some other programs based on a variety of criteria. I am attaching the link to the FHA website.

Daniel asks…

Washington state home buying grants/programs?

With the recent hike in income levels for Washington state first time home buying program it is a little more difficult to get into the home we want. I’ve done a little research about state grants. We will be using VA to finance. Does anyone know if we are eligible for any grants towards our first home. Our income level is around 45000 and we are active duty.

The Expert answers:

You state grant program has different income levels for different counties and considers how many people are in your household. See the link for the income limitations and links to how to work the program.

Charles asks…

Where are there legitimate grants for home buying I can apply for with no fees to pay upfront?

The Expert answers:

Check with your city, state & county.

Also check: http://www.NACA.com

Ken asks…

what programs are available for the disabled in buying a home/ is there government grants or what?

is there any home buying program’s for people who are disabled and receive social security. are there any type of government grants to help an individual as such

The Expert answers:

National Home of Your Own Alliance
(Center for Housing and New Community Economics) [CHANCE]

http://chance.unh.edu/

You can also google “Disability Homeownership”.

Thomas asks…

Do you know of any first time home buying grants for zip code 77590?

The Expert answers:

Buying grants. 1. You can search hud web site and check you local city. Also it depends on the type grant you are looking for. ( Free money?) ( down payment assitance) I would need to know more about your needs are.

Joseph asks…

Home buying grants?

I live in MA. does anyone know what grants there are for first time buyers?

The Expert answers:

Call any reputable bank in your area and they will assist you.

Mary asks…

home buying loans and grants?

can you give me some information on a first time home buyers grant or loan? i know that there’s still some out there.

The Expert answers:

Http://firsttimehomebuyersgrantsnow.com has all the latest information on first time home buyers grants and loans. They also list articles and info on how to get housing assistance and other government grants. Check for local info to see if you live where first time home buyers grants are still available.

Chris asks…

how to get national grants for home buying?

how to find and fill out goverment grant papers

The Expert answers:

I suggest you check out non profits, who are the recipients of most housing grants. Check out Habitat for Humanity.

Also visit the Nehemiah Corp as they have a downpayment assistance program for qualified lenders http://www.getdownpayment.com/

The Housing and Urban Development in their Grants Available page makes it clear that they do not provide grants to individuals — hence no grants for a person to buy a home http://www.hud.gov/grants/index.cfm

“While HUD does not offer direct grants or loans to individuals, we do work through local governments and non-profit organizations to make financial assistance and counseling available.”

You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov – these are two FREE sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support your purposes.

Even if you buy books on “how to get grants” or list that supposedly has information on grants — all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently.

Note though that these grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments. Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. Minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT – Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program. Individuals especially for personal purposes are not eligible for federal grants.

Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women’s Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women’s business center that will train women entrepreneurs

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