PRESS RELEASE – Bedford, NH (June 19, 2012)
For the first time in its 35 years of mortgage lending, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority will offer affordable mortgage loans and downpayment assistance to all income qualified homebuyers throughout the state – not just first-time buyers.
Since 1976, New Hampshire Housing has provided nearly 39,000 mortgage loans to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Approximately 90 percent of those loans have been to first-time buyers who were able to take advantage of the many benefits of the agency’s programs, such as homebuyer education, cash assistance for downpayment and closing costs, and low downpayment requirements.
Now, with the launch of the agency’s newly revamped loan programs, those same benefits are available to current homeowners who wish to purchase a new home. The revised program structures will also benefit New Hampshire Housing’s lending partners and real estate professionals through more streamlined application, underwriting and closing processes.
Purchasing a home? The Lawyer Referral Service of the NH Bar Association can help with a referral to a qualified real estate attorney to review your Purchase and Sales agreement and any other assistance you may need throughout the process. Having an attorney to guide you can prevent issues that might crop up years later. Call LRS at 603-229-0002 or request an online referral.