Rockford Area REALTORS® are among those talking about the state’s new Welcome Home Illinois program aimed at helping first-time buyers get into a home during the spring and summer buying season. Qualifying Illinois residents can get $7,500 in down payment assistance and below-market mortgage interest rates.

Rockford Area REALTORS® CEO Steve Bois talked to WREX-TV about the program and what it could mean to homebuyers. Read the news coverage and watch the video.

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