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By Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan is the Founder, CEO and Co-Owner of Tampa’s Best Real Estate Agent Team, The Duncan Duo, the Host of The Duncan Duo Real Estate Show Sundays at 10am on 970AM WFLA. As the team’s Founder, CEO & Co-Owner, Andrew’s focus is on the growth of the company, marketing and promotion initiatives as well as motivating and coaching the team’s agents and leadership.

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The Florida Hometown Heroes program is making a significant comeback, offering an exceptional opportunity for many aspiring homeowners. Initiated by Governor DeSantis, this program initially aimed to provide down payment assistance specifically to public servants like police officers, military personnel, firefighters, paramedics, and schoolteachers. However, it has since expanded to include a broader range of beneficiaries.

Now, any homebuyer employed by a Florida-based company, or those in the military and related industries, can potentially receive up to $35,000 in down payment assistance. This evolution of the program opens doors for a wide array of professionals to step into homeownership with much-needed financial support.

“The Florida Hometown Heroes program is making a significant comeback.”

The program has been allocated $35 million, which is part of its hundreds of millions of dollars in iterations over the years. Given the substantial amount of assistance available, these funds are expected to be claimed rapidly. If you’re considering purchasing your first home and meet the eligibility criteria, this is an opportune time to act.

In addition to down payment assistance, the Hometown Heroes program is also known for offering very aggressive interest rates. With recent decreases in interest rates, this is an even more attractive prospect. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area and thinking about buying a home, it’s crucial to discuss your options with your real estate agent and mortgage lender to fully understand the financial implications and benefits of this program.

The Florida Hometown Heroes program stands as a testament to the state’s commitment to supporting its residents in achieving their homeownership dreams. For more real estate tips and advice, and to stay updated on such beneficial programs, make sure to follow our updates and reach out by phone or email for any questions.