|HOME Plus Program||HOME Plus provides an attractive 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a down payment assistance (DPA) grant that can be used toward the down payment and/or closing costs.|
Site describes the role of Freddie Mac in making homeownership affordable. Has an excellent beginning guide to homeownership and tracks indicators and trends for the housing mortgage finance industry.
Fannie Mae creates affordable homeownership and housing opportunities through innovative partnerships and initiatives that build healthy, vibrant communities across the United States. The website includes useful information and downloadable publications on home ownership, budgeting, shopping for a mortgage and establishing credit.
The FHA was created by the Federal Government to stimulate affordable housing purchases for qualified borrowers. FHA insures 100% of the loan eliminating the lender's risk. This site has loan calculators to help you determine whether you can afford a loan, information on the types of loans and the option to apply online for a loan and check its approval status.
Excellent site for first-time homebuyers and it has information on finding mortgage lenders, calculating loan costs and budgeting for homeownership.
|National Association of Realtors|
This site features a national database and relocation search engine that searches for realtors, lenders, neighborhood characteristics, schools, etc.