Rules for a Smooth Home Inspection

Rules for a Smooth Home Inspection

Home buyers get a limited amount to have their home inspected for big issues (foundation cracks) or smaller ones, like broken outlets. Here's how to make the best use of your inspection contingency period to find out what's behind the walls and avoid unexpected repairs. More

Down Payments: There's Help for That

Down Payments: There's Help for That

"If only I could afford the down payment, I could buy that home.” You might be able to do both. An acceptable down payment might be smaller than you think (hint: less than 20%). On top of that, you might be eligible for down payment assistance. More

Dear Seller, Pick Me

Dear Seller, Pick Me

Congratulations, you’ve found the home of your dreams! Before you submit an offer, you may want to include one thing to set you apart from the competition — a letter to the seller. More

Down Payments and PMI: Get the Facts

Down Payments and PMI: Get the Facts

Does word on the street have you believing you need to put 20% down to buy a home? The fact is that you don't and we encourage you to do your homework and work with a housing professional to find the best option for you. More

Who Let the Bugs In?

Who Let the Bugs In?

Spring has sprung and so have the bugs and rodents seeking to invade homes. Whether you are looking at homes to purchase or are a homeowner, there's no time like the present to inspect a home's exterior, especially after the long winter season, which can make it more inviting to house-hunting pests. More

Homework and a Home Purchase

Homework and a Home Purchase

Before making a major purchase, consumers are routinely advised to “do their homework first.” What does this mean in the context of buying a house? It’s more than just getting your financial house in order – you also need to study where you live now. More

Borrower Help Centers Guide the Path to Homeownership

Borrower Help Centers Guide the Path to Homeownership

The journey toward owning a home can seem long and winding, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. A housing counselor can help you map a clear path and guide your way forward. Freddie Mac's Borrower Help Centers and Borrower Help Network offer the trustworthy, one-to-one help you may want. More

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