Friday, February 22, 2008

First time home buyers

Buying our first home has been on our minds for some time now. A few different circumstances have come together that may make buying a house sooner rather than later a bit more advantageous. As always my first step has been a lot of research. I’m a person who has a hard time parting with large chunks of money. I don’t worry about 5-15 here or there. But anytime we start talking about more than 100 I become a bundle of nerves.

Last night we took a big step by attending a first time homebuyer education class. I’d learned about 80% of what the class covered through life and research, but that extra 20% could go a long way in helping make the biggest purchase of our life more affordable. We learned a few ins and outs of our state’s biggest program and that we can combine different programs to maximize benefits. The best part was learning of a few new programs.

If you want to look into the programs offered in your state visit this HUD page. You’ll get a redirect for your state programs with a list of programs available.

2 comments:

SavingDiva said...

Thanks for the link!

sara l said...

I hope you can find some good information to help you on your journey.