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Sponsored by N.C. Housing Finance Agency Johnston County Home Buyer Fair Highlights 5 1/8% Mortgages, Downpayment Assistance for First-Time Buyers

Press Contact Only:
Margaret Matrone, NCHFA, 919-877-5606,
Connie Helmlinger, NCHFA, 919-877-5607,


First-time home buyers can learn how to punch up their purchasing power at the Johnston County Home Buyer Fair in Clayton on August 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cleveland Middle School Cafeteria.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, the Home Buyer Fair will provide opportunities for potential buyers to learn about the Agency’s mortgages and downpayment assistance. More than a dozen local lenders, realtors and builders will participate.

Highlights:
Welcome by Congressman Bob Etheridge 

N.C. Housing Finance Agency Booth

Learn how to qualify for the Agency’s 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages at 5⅛% interest (100% financing available). Buyers may qualify with incomes as high as $79,500 (for a family of four) and for homes with sales prices up to $175,000. Downpayment assistance up to $7,000 is available to buyers with lower incomes, in the form of a zero-interest, deferred loan.

Booths of Local Lenders, Realtors and Builders

Learn what is available for first-time home buyers from local lenders, realtors and builders, including: Allstate Insurance, American Home Mortgage, Anna Kells Realty, Bank of America, Coldwell Banker, Clayton Properties, First Citizens, Fonville Morisey, Genworth Financial, Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County, Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, KB Homes, MERCI, USDA-Rural Development, and Wells Fargo.

Date/Time: August 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Cleveland Middle School Cafeteria, 2323 Cornwallis Road , Clayton

The N.C. Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency that has financed more than 65,000 homes statewide for working families and individuals. To learn more, go to www.nchfa.com.

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