There are still home-buying incentives! See incentives for educators, hero’s, other others…
The 2009 Home Buyer Tax Credit was great for a whole bunch of people who were able to take advantage – you wish that you could get a great deal like that! Don’t despair, there are other great opportunities and now is the perfect time to buy since homes are still at historic low prices and interest rates are lower than have been for a very long time. For other Texas Buyer assistance programs available – See the link below for Tarrant County opportunities. Tarrant County Housing Partnership. Also, The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation’s (TSAHC) first-time homebuyer programs now include grants to help buyers cover down payment and closing costs. Homebuyers who qualify for TSAHC’s Professional Educators, Homes for Texas Heroes or Home Sweet Texas Home can receive a grant of 5 percent of the loan amount. The grant can be applied toward down payment and closing costs. In addition to qualifying for one of these programs, the person must be a first-time homebuyer, or not had an ownership interest in any residence during the last three years; meet the income and home purchase price limits; complete a HUD-approved homebuyer education course before closing on the loan; and reside in Texas. See the TSAHC article. For a website that helps to provide all available programs in one place – see: TxHomePrograms.org also, Affordable Housing.
Also, for some programs specifically for Veterans:
Veterans Housing Assistance
Homes with Honor
Texas Veterans Portal
Homeowners Assistance Program
I would be honored to help you with your real estate needs and happy to explain tax benefits and other aspects related to financing a home or investment property. Just give me a call or contact me.