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9 out of 10 homebuyer assistance programs have funding
An analysis of homebuyer assistance programs available through state and local housing finance agencies (HFAs) and nonprofit groups around the nation found that 90 percent are funded, and that 70 percent of homes for sale could be eligible for one or more programs.

The analysis of 1,654 homebuyer assistance programs, by Down Payment Resource, found that Southern states had the greatest number of programs (598). But the 228 programs offered in the Northeast were the most likely to be funded — 96.5 percent had money to provide help to eligible buyers such as down payment and closing cost assistance, grants, tax credits, and affordable first mortgages with competitive or below-market interest rates. ...more

 
Summerizing Your Home
Summer maintenance is really about keeping things running smoothly so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the more sublime pleasures of summer-like alfresco dinners with friends and family, puttering in the garden and lazy afternoons reading in the hammock.

Keep It Cool

The first order of business is keeping your space cool. Make sure your air conditioning is running efficiently by putting in a clean air filter and cleaning air vents. During periods of heavy A/C use, replace filters every 30 days. Outside, clear the area around the unit so that the air intake vents aren't blocked by shrubs, leaves, or other debris. Keep thermostat set at the highest temperature that still feels comfortable and make sure it's set to “auto” and not “fan.”

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Buying a Home in the Offseason
As temperatures drop and the weather chills during the winter, it may not seem like the ideal time to buy a home, but if one can bear the cold, then there are many advantages for buyers to consider if they are in the market for a home. ...more
 
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