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Buy Overview

Buying a home may be a great option and a good long-term investment, but only if you’re ready for the financial commitment and responsibility of home ownership. Buying a house is the largest financial investment you will probably make, so you want to make sure you’ve done your homework and are prepared to take that next step.


Rent or Buy?

Maybe you already know what’s right for you, or maybe you’re trying to figure out the best option—either way, the more educated you are, the better informed you’ll be. More »

Buying Process

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home can be an exciting—but sometimes overwhelming—process. More »

Be a Responsible Homeowner

Buying a home is a big commitment. And after you’ve closed on your new home, the responsibilities of homeownership are really just beginning. More »

HomeReady® Mortgage

After much research and feedback from both homebuyers and lenders, Fannie Mae created HomeReady mortgage, an enhanced affordable loan designed to meet the diverse financial and familial needs of responsible, creditworthy buyers. More »

Homeownership Education by Framework

Let this HUD-approved online course guide you step-by-step through the homebuying process and help prepare you for homeownership. More »

Mortgage Calculator

Use this tool to help estimate your monthly mortgage payment. More »

Beware of Scams

Learn how to identify and avoid scam artists who promise immediate relief from foreclosure.

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Find the answers to common questions concerning your mortgage and the various options to avoid foreclosure.

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Visit our glossary of key terms to increase your understanding of the foreclosure options available.

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