Friday, September 11, 2009

First Time Homebuyers Could Qualify For $3,500 On Top Of $8,000 Federal Tax Credit

Qualified tri-county first time homebuyers could receive $3500 from the Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc. In addition to the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit already available, that could mean up to $11,500 to first time homebuyers. The additional $3,500 will be given to one qualified person or family at each of the six upcoming First Time Homebuyers Workshops hosted by The Homeownership Resource Center. The Homeownership Resource Center is a non-profit, HUD-approved counseling agency.

The recipient of the $3,500 must attend the free First Time Homebuyers Workshop and close on their first home by November 30th, 2009. November 30th is also the date the current Federal Tax Credit will expire. Other restrictions also apply.

Traditionally, the Homeownership Resource Center loans money to qualified first time homebuyers for the initial cost of closing and their down payment. However, due to new federal banking regulations and an accumulation of funds for public distribution, The Homeownership Resource Center will be giving away this money to six qualified first time homebuyers, regardless of income. One first time homebuyer from each of the six upcoming workshops will be selected.

Available Workshops:
Saturday, September 12th from 10am-4pm
Saturday, September 19th from 10am-4pm
Saturday, September 26th from 10am-4pm
Saturday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm
Saturday, October 10th from 10am-4pm
Saturday, October 17th from 10am-4pm

Location: Trident One Stop, 1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston, SC

The Homeownership Resource Center’s First Time Homebuyers Workshop was created to educate homebuyers about the homebuying process and what to expect when purchasing a new home. Through the workshop, HUD-certified counselors, with more than 20 years of extensive training and experience, work closely with the homebuyer through every step in an effort to simplify and reduce the stress of the buying process. As a result, the Homeownership Resource Center has helped hundreds of individuals and families achieve their dreams of homeownership.

Some of the many topics that will be discussed at The First Time Homebuyers Workshops include: Mortgage programs, buying HUD properties and foreclosures, home inspections, homeownership insurance, getting the most out of your real estate agents, legal fees, and current market conditions.

Please call 843-735-7862 for more information or visit www.fsisc.org.


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