Home Loan Toolbox Resources

Also visit our Easy Notes page for additional information.

Department of Community Affairs (DCA) - Georgia only
First Mortgage Financing and Down Payment Assistance for Eligible Buyers


Fannie Mae   Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise chartered by Congress to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders, to help strenghten the U.S. housing and mortgage markets, and to support affordable homeownership.

           Fannie Mae Selling Guide: 

FEMA  Federal Emergency Management Agency - Flood Insurance


FHA - Federal Housing Administration
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

         FHA handbook 4000.1: http://www.allregs.com/tpl/public/fha_freesite.aspx.

Florida Finance Housing Corp

                     1. HFA Preferred Program - Conventional

                     2. Government Programs - FHA, VA, USDA

           Lee County Program

                          1. Own a Home Program - Silent 2nd mtg

                          2. Own a Home Program - Grant Program


Freddie Mac
Freddie Mac works with mortgage lenders to help people get lower housing costs and better access to home financing.

         Freddie Mac Selling Guide: http://www.allregs.com/tpl/public/fhlmc_freesite_tll.aspx


Reverse Mortgages

                       HECM Calculator


USDA / Rural Development / Farmers Home
Section 502 loans are primarily used to help low-income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.

         USDA Handbook 3555: http://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/regulations-guidelines/handbooks#hb13555

VA - Veterans Administration

         VA Lenders Resource Page: http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/lenders.asp

          VA Lender’s Handbook: http://benefits.va.gov/warms/pam26_7.asp


Home Buyer Resources & Other Helpful Websites

Appraisal Home Values - www.iappraisal.com

Bankruptcy Documents - obtain copies of official BK court records by email within 2 hours. (800)650-5002

Credit Report and Credit Score Information - **Also see FTC Credit Related links below

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Economics - Forclosure, Unemployment and Income info by county


FDIC Reports

Home Buyer Education Site - Things you need to know when buying a home.
             Education Code education@fimchomeloans.com

Home Comparison Checklist

FTC Credit Related Materials  

Consumer Opt Out Information & Materials available from FTC


Property Tax Resource Page - United States

Population - United States Census Bureau

USPS - Every Door

The Mortgage Firm Payment link - Go to WEBSITE


            United States Postal Service Official Movers Guide