Federal Tax Credit Used as Down Payment

At last week’s NAR Mid-Year Conference in Washington, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, said that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is going to permit its lenders to allow home buyers to “monetize” the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, to be used as a down payment. In his remarks to Realtors, Secretary Donovan indicated that details of this plan will be released shortly. This is an excellent move that further aids first-time buyers in their pursuit to purchase real estate as many first timers simply have not saved enough money to afford the lender required down payments. See the rest of the federal tax credit used as a down payment article.

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