Homebuyers Score Amazing Perks

It's still difficult for some homebuyers to qualify for a home mortgage in this economy. And with tax credits out the door, buyers and sellers are looking for creative ways to help fund home purchases, including some people, like Emetria Sanchez of Fresno, Calif., who didn't think they could qualify for a purchase.

For Sanchez, a county employment program led her to homeownership. For Efrain Hernandez, who lives near Homestead, Fla., some fast negotiating and builder incentives paved his way to homeownership.