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Hunting for New Jersey first time home buyer grants to purchase that home?  Find the best grants, programs for home buying in New Jersey and other down payment assistance available to you.

Are you considering the purchase of a home in New Jersey? Purchasing a home in any state is an exciting prospect! I can help you.

It can be exciting yet sometimes terrifying! However, don't let yourself become overwhelmed with the process.

It is my plan to give you some useful information about mortgage grants that can help with this emotional voyage. 

If you would like help navigating the home buying process, which includes finding a grant; searching for that perfect home or even selecting the right mortgage, click here and fill out the questionnaire for some free coaching and let's get this process started!

New Jersey Grants for Home Buying

To begin with, the State of New Jersey does offer a New Jersey first time home buyer grant program for its residents. This is good news because not all states are able to offer assistance to first time home buyers.

The state agency which maintains New Jersey's first time home buyer grant program is the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.

The program is called "NJHMFA Down Payment Assistance Program." It starts off as a second mortgage with no interest and no payments. Then after 5 years it is forgiven. You can get up to $10,000 toward your down payment and closing costs. See how it can be called a grant!

New Jersey also offers a "unique" savings program. This program is called "Individual Development Accounts" or "IDA". This option provides "up to $1 for every dollar you save towards the down payment of your first home." 

There are limitations for these programs you should investigate. One restriction is you must be a first time home buyer. That means you haven't owned a home in the past three years.

The cool thing about this is you can become a first time home buyer again! New Jersey is really trying to help their residents to become home owners.

You should visit this site to determine your eligibility.

New Jersey First Time Home Buyer Grants

Another program you may want to see if you are eligible for is "Smart Start Program." This isn't a grant but it is an assistance program where you could qualify to obtain up to 4% of the purchase price for the down payment or closing costs. It is considered a loan with a zero percent interest rate. That's pretty cool!

Now if you stay in the home for five years, the loan will be considered done. In other words you receive a cancellation or release of lien with this down payment loan. Now if you don't stay in the home five years, that's a different story.

There are limitations and requirements that you will have to check out to see if the "Smart Start Program" is right for you.

You can find information on this program by going to this website: www.state.nj.us

There are other programs you may want to check out when you visit the above website.

Federal Home Mortgage Grants

In addition, the federal government offers grant assistance for first time home buyers in New Jersey. This program is maintained by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and is called the Homes and Communities program. Their website contains useful information and applications.

The website for the grant program maintained by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development can be visited by using this link, HUD Grant Information.

Additional Home Buying Grants

Another website I would recommend that you view is the Government Grants. This website offers a list of all federal government grant programs. It would be a good idea to take some time and browse through this site to see what it offers and the qualifications for application.

Also grants take time to process and fund. So be patient. Get the process started early in the year. Why? Sometimes funds run out before the end of the year and have to wait for funding the next year. Procrastination may hurt you, thus get your homework done early in the year.

Remember, not all lenders work with these assistance programs. So you need to find one who does.  

If you need help estimating your mortgage closing costs, check out this FREE closing costs calculator by clicking here.

The FHA loan products are very flexible and work well with other assistance programs. Would you like to know where you stand with their requirements? Learn what those requirements are by clicking here.

Perhaps a grant is not available in your state. Or you do not qualify for one. Don't get discouraged. If you still want to save money, check out this page that discusses the zero down payment program.

Would you like some help? Perhaps a personal coach to guide you through the process is what you're looking for. For free coaching, fill out the questionnaire here. Then you will be contacted and offered the assistance you seek.

New Jersey First Time Home Buyer Grants Support

Thank you for visiting our website for first time home buyers. Below you'll find more information to help you with grants for housing.

Click here for additional information on New Jersey First Time Home Buyer Grants. This link will take you to the HUD website and you will see a map of the USA. Click on your state and then you'll find a list of the local counseling agencies in your own area.

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