The HUD website offer a wide range of information about FHA, USDA, and other state loan programs available to homebuyers. The site provide helpful information and tips to prepare you with your home purchase. Some of the information and tips include how to figure how much you can afford, your rights, how to shop for a loan, getting a home inspection/homeowner’s insurance, to making an offer, and settlement costs.
If you’re not behind on your mortgage payments but have been unable to get traditional refinancing because the value of your home has declined (underwater), you may be eligible to refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). HARP is designed to help you get a new, more affordable, more stable mortgage. HARP refinance loans require a loan application and underwriting process without an appraisal, and refinance fees will apply. Click here > Does Fannie Mae own my mortgage?
Similar to the Fannie Mae HARP program, Freddie Mac offers borrowers who are making timely mortgage payments, but have been unable to refinance due to declining property values the opportunity to reduce their interest rate. With no maximum LTV ratios, relief from standard mortgage insurance, simplified appraisal requirements, you can refinance into mortgages that better position for long-term homeownership success. Click here > Does Freddie Mac own my mortgage?
The NMLS Consumer Access website provide consumers whether the individual or company they are working with is license to conduct business in their state. The site contains licensing/registration information on mortgage, consumer finance, debt, and money services companies, branches, and individuals licensed by state regulatory agencies participating in NMLS. It also contains information regarding federal agency-regulated institutions and their mortgage loan originators who are registered with NMLS.
Get a starting point on a home’s approximate value with Zillow’s proprietary Zestimate home value. Zillow also offers Rent Zestimates and Foreclosure Estimates to help you figure out what it’s worth.