Buying a first home in Connecticut can be a financial challenge. Help is available for first-timers, whether they’re shopping for a New Britain colonial, a New Haven condo or a New London cottage. Over nearly five decades, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, or CHFA, has assisted some 139,000 low- to moderate-income first-time buyers with below-market-rate mortgages and down payment assistance. CHFA considers you a first-time buyer if you have not have owned a home within three years.

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Source: Nerd Wallet