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Owning a home may be easier than you think

Post Date:05/25/2022 4:00 pm

Homeownership may be more attainable than you might think with a little preparation and some help from the state of Minnesota helping the process along.

  • Participating lenders offer down payment and affordable mortgage programs through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA). (Note: Allowable income limits for some programs are increasing June 1, 2022. Visit the Minnesota Housing website for more details.)
  • Homebuyer education to walk you through the process is available through Lakes & Prairies Community Action Agency

And for new construction:

  • The City of Moorhead offers the First & New Loan Program, an incentive for first time homebuyers buying or building a new home; $5,000 no interest, no payment loan until sold or vacant to be used for special assessments.
  • The Make Moorhead Home Property Tax Rebate provides a 2-year property tax rebate incentive for homebuyers buying or building a new home, a value of $7,000 on a $300,000 home.
  • The Welcome Home pass, an all-access recreation pass for buyers of newly constructed homes (first occupant)— includes a season golf pass, swimming, and more.

Homeownership is a good investment. Property values are stable and interest rates are low. Whether building new or buying an existing home, it is a great time to buy a home.

Here is what some recent homebuyers are saying about buying a home in Moorhead:

  • Moorhead has the small town feeling with big town amenities.
  • Quiet streets, friendly people, organized and caring city.
  • It’s a great place to live, grow up, and raise a family.

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