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2009 Spells Good News for First Time Home Buyers

Monday, December 29, 2008 posted by Tommi Crow

                                                                                                                                     The phrase “One man’s loss is another man’s gain”…is certainly true when it comes to real estate.  A number of factors have converged to make 2009 a great year for the first time home buyer. 

  1. 1.  Interest rates are at their lowest levels in decades.  With Fixed rate mortgages hovering at or below 5 percent fixed for a 30 year loan, homeownership is within the grasp of many people that were priced out of the market.
  2. Home Prices are down in all area’s of the country, and it is unlikely they have much further to fall.  This means that bottom fisher’s can lock in a great price on a home.
  3. The FHA has a first time buyer program that requires only 3 percent down and is available to people with less than perfect credit.
  4. Tax rebates and incentives.  First time buyers will receive a tax credit up to $7500 on the purchase of a home.

The weak housing market and economy have presented quite an opportunity for individuals who have never owned a home.  If you are a first time buyer, everything you need is in place to make the deal of a lifetime.

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