Buying a Home in Florida

Welcome to the Florida State Resource Center. Whether you’re new to Florida, or a native, we have the resources to help you get educated about buying and financing a home.


City Websites in Florida

You’ll find countless helpful resources and contact information for your questions at the local level.

City Websites in Florida


Florida School Ratings & Info

Florida State School “Report Cards”
Florida Schools Report Cards

School performance info for Florida
GreatSchools.org for Florida


Home Loan & Down Payment Assistance in Florida

US Dept of Housing & Urban Development: Florida Homeowner Assistance
HUD: Homebuyer Assistance Programs in Florida

Florida Housing Finance Corporation

First time home buyer program and down payment/closing cost assistance with a program called the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Florida Housing Finance Corp


Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program that offers Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Pre-K thru 12th Grade Teachers a 50% discount off the list prices of homes.

HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program


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