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    Does anyone know if Volunteer firefighters have a special home mortgage that we can get? I am a first time home buyer and want to get a house in my district.

    I have found that if you are full time you can get a HUD house for half price but I am not full time.

    Any information on grants or loans for me would be great!

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    I Googled first responder mortgages and there were several sites, looks like it also depends on what state you're in.

    This may be helfpul, too:

    http://www.fireengineering.com/displ...rtgage-program
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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeC View Post
    I Googled first responder mortgages and there were several sites, looks like it also depends on what state you're in.

    This may be helfpul, too:

    http://www.fireengineering.com/displ...rtgage-program
    This is where my wife (a teacher) and I got our mortgage. Not that I have a lot of experience getting house loans, but it seemed like a relatively painless process to us and the gal we dealt with was good to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGSHOOTERMTFD View Post
    Does anyone know if Volunteer firefighters have a special home mortgage that we can get? I am a first time home buyer and want to get a house in my district.

    I have found that if you are full time you can get a HUD house for half price but I am not full time.

    Any information on grants or loans for me would be great!

    Thanks
    First time buyer? You should be able to get a very good deal through HUD. Find their "first time buyer" programs.
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    You can usually get a better rate as a first time home buyer than what they offer for being a firefighter. A lot of states do bond loans, or did before the financial meltdown. Ours was about a point and a half lower on interest than anything else we looked at.

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