Programs That all First-Time Buyers Should Know

Part two of my recent conversation with mortgage expert Nathan Burch.

Today I’m back with the conclusion of my recent conversation with my mortgage partner Nathan Burch of Velum Mortgage. If you missed part one of our conversations, you can check them out here.

I keep hearing things about free money for first-time homebuyers, first responders, and more. Nathan’s here to explain how these programs work, tell you about other programs for buyers, and reiterate why it’s so important to work with a great lender.

Feel free to watch the full interview or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:00 — Introducing today's topic

1:02 — An awesome forgivable grant program for first-time homebuyers

2:30 — Another grant program for teachers, medical professionals, and first responders

3:15 — A Maryland-specific grant program

4:36 — Why working with an informed loan officer is so critical for homebuyers

6:41 — The best way to get in contact with Nathan

7:15 — Why Nathan says this market is different than any he has ever seen

9:05 — Having great tools doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to use them

10:25 — Nathan’s reputation in the market and why it’s so important to him

11:50 — Final thoughts

If you have additional mortgage-related questions for Nathan, you can reach him via phone at (703) 350-4000 or online at

If you have any questions at all about buying a home, whether you’re a first-time buyer or not, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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