Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
June is Homeownership Month and Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority’s (NRHA) HomeNet program is offering $30,000 in closing cost assistance to first-time buyers.
To qualify, buyers must have an annual household income of at least $30,000. Buyers who have filed bankruptcy must wait two years from the date it was charged to apply.
HomeNet offers a range of services to first-time buyers who want to purchase a residence in Norfolk.
From credit counseling to closing, HomeNet’s demystifies the home-buying process and empowers participants to make informed decisions during the often complex home buying process.
HomeNet also participates in the Virginia Housing Development Authority’s (VHDA) Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities (SPARC) program which offers homebuyers who obtain VHDA loans a mortgage interest rate discount of up to one percent.
The Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) is another resource for homebuyers in the HomeNet program. VIDA is a special savings account program for low-income households that triples participants’ savings to be used toward home ownership. VIDA matches $2 for every $1 homebuyers save in a VIDA account. Matching funds are limited to $4,000 per participant with a maximum of two participants per household.
There are currently 26 residences listed for sale on NRHA’s website at http://www.nrha.us/homes-for-sale. The homes range in price from $174,000 for four bedrooms and two baths to $342,000 for four bedrooms and three baths. Each home was constructed by NRHA Builders and Designers Guild members. To learn more about the Guild and its quality standards in design and craftsmanship, visit http://www.nrha.us/content/builders-and-designers-guild.
For more information on HomeNet, visit http://www.nrha.us/own/homenet or call (757)314-4202.
Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, play and live.