Check Out The Live Where You Work Program

Dated: 10/17/2013

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The Live Where You Work (LWYW) Program is available in the South Jersey area.  It might be great for you if you are thinking of buying a home in the same town where you work.  It allows qualified buyers a low-interest mortgage when they purchase a home in the municipality in which they work.  Additional program benefits include down payment and closing cost assistance for the purchase of a home within Smart Growth areas and flexible underwriting criteria for the loan qualification process.  

Living and working in the same area allows you to save money on gas, tolls and mass transit which allows you to put that saving toward the purchase of your new home.  It also allows you to have more free time; you spend less time commuting and more time with your family.
 
The goal of LWYW is to build stronger communities by promoting home ownership and encouraging people to live closer to their jobs. By working closer to home, we reduce the dependence and expense of cars and increase the use of alternate transportation such as walking, biking and public transit.  Wouldn't it be great to walk or bike to work on a beautiful day, instead of sitting in a traffic jam?  

To qualify, you must be a first-time and Urban Target Area home buyer that wants to purchase a home in the same town in which you are employed.  
LWYW is a program that provides a forgivable down payment and closing cost assistance partnered with low-interest fixed rate mortgage loans and greater buying power because of expanded income ratios. Eligible properties include one-family units, including condominiums, (new and existing), and existing 2- to 4-family unit properties that are more than 5 years old. Properties must be located in state designated Smart Growth locations.  
Here are a couple links to help you find out if this program will work for you:
 
Download the Statewide Live Where You Work Fact Sheet  
www.livewhereyouwork.nj.gov  
Smart Growth Locator Site Evaluator
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Sam Lepore

Sam Lepore is a Realtor with Keller Williams in Moorestown, NJ. Call him today at 856.297.6827 ....

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