Most states offer first-time homebuyer loan programs.
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About the author
Suzanne De Vita is the mortgage editor for Bankrate, focusing on mortgage and real estate topics for homebuyers, homeowners, investors and renters. Previously, her newsletter work has been recognized by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
Mortgages, mortgage refinancing, homebuying and homeownership, home equity, housing market, real estate
Prior to joining Bankrate, Suzanne was the senior online editor at RISMedia, where she covered the real estate trade, a content and PR strategist for a home staging firm and an art teacher. She is also a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor and storyteller.
A Connecticut native, Suzanne has a BA in Communications with an emphasis on Media Studies from Quinnipiac University.
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