Buying a Home in New York

Welcome to the New York State Resource Center. Whether you are new to New York, or a native, we have plenty of resources to help you get educated about buying or financing a home.


City Websites in New York State

You’ll find countless helpful resources and contact information for your questions at the local level.
City & Community Websites in New York State


New York School Ratings & Info

New York Dept of Education
for information on schools and school “report cards.”
New York State School Report Cards

New York State Great Schools
Greatschools.org for New York


Home Loan & Down Payment Assistance in New York State

US Dept of Housing & Urban Development: New York Homeowner Assistance
HUD: Homebuyer Assistance in the State of New York

New York State Housing Finance/Mortgage Agency:
State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Programs
SONYMA First-time Homebuyer Programs

SONYMA Down Payment Assistance


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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