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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Arkansas offers forgiveable loans and rental stipends to teachers

Arkansas offers loans that are forgivable up to %10 of the purchase price of a new home to teachers who agree to teach in specified schools for five years. Those teachers who do not choose to buy can still take advantage of the program through a rental stipend worth $2,000.

Mississippi offers $6,000 for closing costs

Mississippi offers up to $6,000 to help with closing costs on a home purchased in a rural district designated in this program. The state requires that teachers remain in that district for at least 3 years.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bank of America Offers a Loan to All Teachers

This loan called specialized profession loan is available to teachers, police officers, firefighters and medical personnel. The website does not give specifics on what interest rates or discounts they offer to teachers, but BoA does offer "free" life insurance as part of the package.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

South Carolina offers special interest rates and money for down payments

The Palmetto Heroes Program is nearly a year old now. It may be in need of a new infusion of cash, but nevertheless, it is worth monitoring. South Carolina offers teacher help with down payment and, during 2008, offered what was a good rate. New initiatives to lower interest rates now make that special rate less attractive.

If you are looking in the Greenville area, read this post on where to live in Greenville.

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