The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has a contest for Illinois REALTORS®! Answer the question below in 100 words or less and email it to IHDA at before July 18 and you could be featured as IHDA’s “REALTOR® of the Month” for August. Click here for requirements and details from IHDA on how to enter.

QUESTION: One of the biggest hurdles for home buyers is coming up with a down payment for a home. How do you use IHDA’s first-time home buyer programs to increase the pool of qualified buyers and help them into homes they never would have imagined owning?

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