Real estate agents unveil campaign to help homebuyers

Posted June 9, 2010

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— It can be difficult for police officers, firefighters and teachers to find affordable housing in the communities they serve, but real estate agents are trying to change that.

The North Carolina Association of Realtors unveiled their new campaign on Wednesday at the Legislative Building.

The Everyday Neighborhood Heroes project will teach agents and buyers about affordable housing programs that can help with financing a home.

One of those programs helped Greensboro firefighter Monica Graves move out of an apartment and into her own home.

“I take so much more pride in people coming over and seeing what I’ve done. I feel like I’ve accomplished something,” Graves said.

The announcement was part of a day where they lobbied lawmakers on real-estate issues.


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  • readme Jun 9, 2010

    An apartment that they are already live in would be considered affordable housing, and there are plenty of them in every Raleigh community. Just another way to increase the number of buyers and drive prices up, which = more commissions.

  • iworkandpaytaxes Jun 9, 2010

    The MCC (Mortgage Credit Certificate) tax credit is a good one for you first time home buyers.