Your First Home - The Closing Process

Both seasoned homebuyers and first time home buyers want the closing process to go smoothly.

They've followed their real estate agent's advice and are so ready to get the keys to move into their new place. But, a few things could go wrong. Find out how to avoid closing mistakes and what you should know about before you close on a house.



First Time Home Buyer Programs in Your State





Shopping for Your Home
Shopping for Your Home
This video is essential for every first time home buyer and it's a great
refresher even if you've purchased a home before.

Shopping for a Mortgage
Shopping for a Mortgage
Shopping for a mortgage can be a very daunting task. Because of this many people will skip this step entirely. That could end up being a big mistake though.

Down Payment Assistance Loan for New York Home Buyers
Down Payment Assistance Loan for New York Home Buyers
The Down Payment Assistance Loan Program aims to assist first time home buyers in the process of securing their down payment and closing costs through the acquisition of a second mortgage plan which can be used simultaneously with any available SONYMA first time home buyer program.

California Downpayment Assistance Program
California Downpayment Assistance Program
The California Homebuyer's Downpayment Assistance Program is a deferred payment junior loan that can be used in conjunction with other CalHFA housing programs.

Ohio Heroes Program for Home Buyers
Ohio Heroes Program for Home Buyers
One of the most popular programs of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency is the Ohio Heroes Program which is exclusively intended for the active military, active reservists, veterans, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and several other groups with critical professions.

Grants From the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Grants From the Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD makes it its mission to strengthen the country's housing market by bolstering the economy and protecting actual and potential consumers by meeting the need for quality affordable homes, making use of housing as a platform for improving one's quality of life, and finally, building inclusive and sustainable communities that are free from discrimination.




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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy


Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.





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