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Kirk Haverkamp

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is the editor and chief staff writer of  An award-winning reporter and editor with more than 25 years' experience in journalism and public relations, his background includes covering community affairs for the Romeo (Mich.) Observer newspaper and writing about natural resources issues for the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. before joining He's also a contributor to, Investopedia and the MetroMode online magazine chain, among other work. He has a B.A. in English from Hope College and a Master's Degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Government Loan | Federal Loans & Grants
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Government Loan | Federal Loans & Grants

With the country's economy and housing crisis currently on everyone's mind, owning your own home may not seem like a realistic venture right now. But home ownership shouldn't be out of anyone's reach, including lower income families and first-time buyers. Before dashing out to your local lender, however, educating yourself on what government backed loans and programs are available is essential to your long-term homeownership success.

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 14 years ago | 12 minutes read time