Welcome to the Fearless Homebuyer Resource Center. We’ve assembled the best home buying and financing resources on a National basis. For State & Local Resources, use the drop down menu to the far left.
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The Fearless Homebuyer Blog
Home Financing & Closing Cost Assistance Programs
US Dept of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Directory of State & Local Home Buying Programs sponsored by HUD, your State or local government
Listing of Local Homebuying Programs
Frequently Asked Questions on Home Buying & Financing
HUD FAQs on Homebuying
Good Neighbor Next Door Home Buying Program
for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Teachers and EMT’s
HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program Details
Calculators for Home Buying Decision Making
Is it better for you to rent or buy a home? Use this calculator to compare which is best for you.
Ginnie Mae Rent vs Buy Calculator
How much home can you afford? Use the FHA Mortgage payment calculator to input different scenarios.
FHA Mortgage Payment Calculator
An amortization schedule shows how much of your monthly mortgage payment will go toward principal and interest over the life of your loan. The calculator also lets you see how much you can save by prepaying some of the principal.
Mortgage Amortization Schedule
The Identity Theft Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of identity theft.
ID Theft Info & Resources
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling promotes responsible credit use & credit counseling.
Credit Education & Counseling
Home Search Sites
Your local Realtor Multiple Listing Service (MLS) typically has the most complete, accurate and helpful search capability. Realtor.com has the most complete database of listings for a national site but local search sites are your best bet. See our Lesson “How to Search for Homes.” Ask your Buyer’s Agent for recommendations as well. Find a Buyer’s Agent.
Foreclosure Property Searches
Fannie Mae’s Homepath site lets you search for “bank owned” homes owned by Fannie Mae in your state.
Homepath Homes by Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac’s Homesteps site lists foreclosed homes they own that are available for sale in your area.
Homesteps Homes by Freddie Mac
and Homesteps incentives to buy. Check back often as they change from time to time.
Homesteps Smart Buy Incentives
The IRS Real Estate Tax Center is filled with answers to all your home tax related questions.
IRS Real Estate Tax Center
CrimeReports.com is the largest resource online for crime data. Search your city, address or even zip code.
School listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews
Home Inspection Resources
American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Frequently Asked Questions
ASHI Consumer FAQs
Virtual Home Inspection Tour by American Society of Home Inspectors
ASHI Virtual Inspection
Homeowners Resources: USA.gov has the following website filled with great info on construction, renovation, asbestos, radon, underground oil tanks, and much more.
USA.gov Homeowners Resources
Thinking of buying a home in the Portland, Oregon area? Checkout our First Time Home Buyer Classes!