Honoring veterans through mortgage assistance
Homebuyer program(s): Veterans are treated as first-time buyers in the state of Florida as well. Florida, like many states, offers qualified first-time buyers “fixed, low-interest rate mortgage loans.” In addition, a Mortgage Credit Certificate can be combined with a Florida Housing Finance Corporation loan to help homebuyers save on their annual taxes. Closing cost and down payment assistance is also available, but is offered by local, county or city governments.
Veteran population: 1,543,496
Notable military bases in state: Eglin AFB, MacDill AFB, Naval Air Station Pensacola
Average home price: $167,670
Tim Manni is the Managing Editor of HSH.com and the author of the site's daily blog, which concentrates on the latest developments in the mortgage and housing markets.
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