|Mortgage Bankers Association of America Consumer Information|
|The Mortgage Bankers Association of America is the preeminent association representing the real estate finance industry. Their consumer information site contains several tools and guides to aid in purchasing or refinancing a home.|
|U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Buying a Home|
|U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website provides extensive information about buying a home including affordability, borrower’s rights, tips and tricks for shopping for a loan, and details about different home buying programs including FHA loan programs and other special programs.|
|Federal Reserve Board Consumer Information|
|The Federal Reserve Board maintains a web page with consumer information, including a section on home mortgages. The section covers topics such as finding the best mortgage and understanding ARMs.|
|Homebuyer Education by Freddie Mac|
|Freddie Mac is a publicly held corporation chartered by Congress to increase the supply of funds that mortgage lenders, such as commercial banks, mortgage bankers, savings institutions and credit unions, can make available to homebuyers and multifamily investors. This Freddie Mac site offers a step-by-step tutorial on the home buying decision process and the mortgage application process.|
|Fannie Mae – Home Buying Process|
|Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. Home Buying Process guide on their website offers valuable information about buying a home. This website also provides important information for home owners.|
|United States Postal Service Official Movers Guide|
|What happens after you complete the purchase process? This U.S. Postal Service site provides all kinds of tools and tips to help make the moving process easier.|
|Single Parent Homebuying Guide|
|When you’re a single parent, it can seem as though the stakes are higher in just about every decision you make, or action you take.|
|First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Buying With Student Loans And Debt|
|It’s different to be a first-time home buyer as compared to an experienced one.
First-time home buyers often skew younger then the general home-buying population which means less work experience, lower income levels, and usually, less money saved for down payment.
|First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Buying With A New Job|
|First-time home buyers often face challenges that don’t affect experienced home buyers.
For example, first-time buyers tend to have less money saved for a home down payment; and, they often carry a collection of student loans and other debt which makes budgeting for a household difficult.
|First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Making A Downpayment|
|First-time home buyers face more hurdles than repeat buyers.
A first-time home buyer may have less savings. He or she might have a collection of student loans and other large debts. Perhaps the buyers is just starting a career. And of course, first-timers have no buying experience.
|Guide To Buying A Home: Young Families|
|The Great Recession and resulting housing crisis is still fresh in the minds of many young adults.
If you’re like many Millennials, especially those with young families, you may be gun-shy about entering the housing market. That’s understandable, but having a growing family may be the push you need.