Want to find out where you can get money to put toward buying a home?

And since it’s Halloween, have you ever wondered what the house from the movie, “Paranormal Activity” is worth?

Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s episode of the Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes.

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This week, I interview Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource. The Atlanta-based company lays claim to being the only web-based aggregator database of homeownership programs, which offer financial assistance to homebuyers. Some of these programs help home buyers come up with a down payment or closing costs. Others enable home buyers to obtain below-market mortgage rates. And there are others, including annual tax credits and employer-assisted housing programs. Make sure you check out my conversation with Rob to learn about those resources before you buy your next home.

Then I’ve got a primer that can save any homeowner money. If you’ve got the financial self-discipline to put a little more of your paycheck toward your mortgage each month, your savings could add up to thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your loan. So tune in for my advice on how you can save a ton of money.

Finally, I’ve got a special Halloween scoop from Trulia on the values of a few real-life homes used as the sinister settings for some of the most famous horror movies ever made. So take a moment out of your Halloween happenings to check out the home values for these horror flick houses that helped create some of the scariest moments in film history.

 

More About This Show

Glinkonomics Report [1:00]

Homeownership is on the decline, according to a Harvard study. Check out my Glinkonomics report to find out what could reverse the trend.

Free Money to Help You Buy a Home [5:28]

With all the opportunities out there for home buyers to get access to free money, it’s no wonder a resource to organize that information for consumers has appeared. So check out this segment for my conversation with Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource, on how you can find a homeownership program that will work for you.

Save Money on Your Mortgage by Prepaying [15:16]

Listen to this segment for details on how to prepay your way to freedom from your mortgage lender. And if you’re about to take out a home loan, tune in for important advice on how to make sure your lender allows you to make prepayments on your mortgage.

Haunted House Values for Halloween [17:28]

For a fun Halloween treat, I end the show this week with a story from Trulia on home values for a few houses used as locations in some of your favorite horror flicks. Happy Halloween everybody!

If you have any questions about this show or in general, email me at [email protected]

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