New to Home Ownership in Manassas Virginia
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or new to the area, Manassas and Prince William County have a lot of resources to help you navigate your new home purchase. The Housing and Community Development office website is loaded with links, forms, brochures, information, and program details. Here you can find out about the many available programs for homeowners, buyers, and sellers. In this blog we will go over some of the programs and the benefits available to buyers looking to move to or around Manassas.
Resources like the Homeowner’s Assistance Program offer help to first-time homebuyers by presenting unique funding options and details on how to access this benefit. On this page you’ll find a First-Time Homebuyer Readiness Checklist which will help you determine if now is the right time to purchase your first home. If, after going through the checklist, you determine you are not ready, you have the criteria needed to develop to get ready to buy. The checklist asks a series of questions and if the answer is “No”, it advises you stop and return when you can answer “Yes” to that question. This is so helpful to individuals who have never purchased a home and have no idea what is actually required.
There is also an application packet which has all the information needed to follow through with the First-Time Homebuyer’s Program. It is important to work with agents, such as B & G Real Estate Services, who are well-versed in this program and experienced helping first-time homebuyers. Not only do the agents need to know about these programs, but lenders who fund first-time homebuyers must also know how to navigate the specifics of these loans. The website has a helpful link with local lenders who are well-acquainted with this type of financing.
Here is the official brochure for the First-Time Homebuyer’s Program for Prince William County. It goes through the application and purchase process, settlement, the First-Time Homebuyer Program, loan qualification, open application period, and what to do before you apply.
Prince William County also has housing support in the form of housing and financial counseling offered by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, through Virginia Tech and Virginia State University . Here you can have pre-purchase counseling, post-purchase counseling, and foreclosure avoidance counseling. What a tremendous resource to help new, existing, and future homeowners be secure in the most important financial decision of their lives.
We are here to support new homeowners in anyway needed. We’ve had many years of experience and worked with many first-time homebuyers to find and purchase the perfect home for them. Please get in touch and let us show you how you can own your first home.