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Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. Home Buying Process guide on their website offers valuable information about buying a home. This website also provides important information for home owners.
Freddie Mac is a publicly held corporation chartered by Congress to increase the supply of funds that mortgage lenders, such as commercial banks, mortgage bankers, savings institutions and credit unions, can make available to homebuyers and multifamily investors. This Freddie Mac site offers a step-by-step tutorial on the home buying decision process and the mortgage application process.
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website provides extensive information about buying a home including affordability, borrower’s rights, tips and tricks for shopping for a loan, and details about different home buying programs including FHA loan programs and other special programs.
Texans in need of homebuyer education/credit counseling assistance can get a list of certified providers in their area of the state using Help for Texans.
A homebuyer education course is required by all TDHCA homeownership programs.
The requirement can be satisfied through completion of a course provided by a HUD-approved, non-profit organization or government entity, a HUD-approved online course, or the free on-line course available through TDHCA’s
Texas Down Payment Assistance
Need help buying a home? You may qualify for one of these programs.
Statewide and Regional Programs
Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - homebuyer programs, including down payment and closing cost assistance
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing - homebuyer programs in rural communities
Veterans Land Board Housing Assistance Program - helps eligible Texas veterans purchase a home
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation - homebuyer programs, including down payment and mortgage assistance
City of Fort Worth - homebuyer programs including down payment assistance and mortgage Payments
What happens after you complete the purchase process? This U.S. Postal Service site provides all kinds of tools and tips to help make the moving process easier.
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