Key Websites

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My Collection of Key Websites for a Successful Home Purchase!

  

www.inman.com Interesting and helpful real estate news


www.grand-forks.k12.nd.us   All about Grand Forks schools and being near a school is generally a wise financial decision – whether you have kids or not

www.fha.com The basic resource for getting an FHA single family guaranteed mortgage


www.vahomeloancenters.org/veterans-administration-home-loan-portal Government source for everything related to getting a VA insured mortgage loan


www.ndhfa.org NDHFA is a self-supporting state agency dedicated to making housing affordable for all North Dakotans. Go to organization that mortgage lenders use for first time home buyer loans


www.interest.com All things related to interest rates and the home buying and selling process


www.realtor.com  A premier site for all things real estate that is run by the largest real estate trade group in the country


www.familywatchdog.us    National sex offender registry
 

www.gfcounty.nd.gov/node/59        Look for the links "... by Name” or  "... by Street Name" or "... by Building Number" for detailed public information on houses and taxes in Grand Forks county

www.zillow.com A go to site for listing information (Direct info from the MLS thru me and autoemail is more thorough


https://www.craryrealestate.com Good local resource for home information


https://www.investopedia.com Wealth of information about money and in turn real estate and mortgages


https://www.mortgageloan.com Claims to be a groundbreaking news and information service for consumers seeking information about home mortgages and related financial matters.


themortgagereports.com Very good resource for news and information about home buying and selling


www.mba.org The Mortgage Brokers Association is, I believe, the major trade group for all the mortgage lenders in the country that offers helpful tips to home buyers
 

www.nerdwallet.com/blog/category/mortgages Lots of tips and stories about buying a home


www.bankrate.com  Offers info about interest rates on all kinds of products with some home buying tips
 

www.freddiemac.com Data base of real estate and economic statistics about housing


www.fanniemae.com Data base of real estate and economic statistics about housing


www.consumerfinance.gov The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.


www.fhfa.gov The Federal Housing Finance Agency is responsible for the effective supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the federal Home Loan Bank System which includes 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the Office of Finance. Since 2008, FHFA has also served as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


www.hsh.com In depth info on mortgage rates including calculator

www.ehomeamerica.org/ndhfa Online homebuyer Education that may help you qualify for purchase assistance from ND Housing Finance Agency


www.newhomesource.com  Good resource for information about buying a new home.


www.toolbase.org   Technical home building site
 

www.mortgage-calc.com  Other sites have mortgage calculators but this is easy to get to      


www.homeloanlearningcenter.com  A complete learning center offered by the Mortgage Brokers Association
 

www.nahb.com National Association of Home Builders
 

www.homesweb.com         A comprehensive real estate resource center
 

www.smartmoney.com       Look for real estate news
 

www.online.wsj.com          The online version of the Wall Street Journal but it costs to subscribe
 

www.cnnmoney.com          Current news on mortgage rates and the     housing market
 

www.hud.gov                     Info on HUD secured loans
 

www.cnbc.com                   Business news

 

www.marketplace.publicradio.org   (Easy to understand business news source

 

www.financialtimes.com     Money matters from an international point of view

 

www.economist.com          Seems to be more in-depth and philosophical about business news


https://www.ndaco.org/?id=581  Understanding property taxes by the North Dakota Association of Counties