Homeownership.wa.gov has a Wealth of Consumer Resources

Buying or even selling a home can be a daunting task for newcomers as well as those with experience in transacting property. Realestateinanacortes.com uncovered an interesting section of the Homeownership.wa.gov website that is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to buy or sell real estate in Washington State. Understanding the home buying process and the different types of loans that are available today is one of the first places to begin in any real estate transaction. The Homeownership.wa.gov helps you to learn the basics and will guide you throughout the often-complicated real estate selling, buying and transacting process. It will also help you to avoid trouble, confusion or even potentially legal entanglements.

There are a number worksheets and calculators that are very useful that can be found on the website. For example, there is a mortgage shopping worksheet, as well as a loan comparison worksheet. The site offers a loan document checklist and a DFI’s guide to home loans. There is also a monthly payment calculator. Links are provided below.

Worksheets and Calculators

Other Useful Online Resources

  • Washington State Housing Finance Commission (Click Here)
    The Housing Finance Commission offers free first time homebuyer education classes as well as administers programs that help make homeownership possible for low- and moderate-income home buyers across the state. Our programs address the unique purchasing needs of people in a variety of circumstances.
  • Washington Homeownership Center (Click Here)
    The Washington Homeownership Resource Center is a not-for-profit agency that provides unbiased information regarding the home buying process, low-income assistance programs, predatory lending prevention, and foreclosure prevention.
  • HUD – Homeowner Help (Click Here)
    Assistance and information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Visit the site and explore all the resources available for Washington State real estate buyers and sellers.

Verify Professional Licenses

Be suspicious if anyone who tries to steer you to just one lender or real estate professional. Always verify licenses for:

Real Estate Professionals by calling the Department of Licensing (360) 664.6505
Mortgage Brokers by contacting the Department of Financial Institutions 1.877.RING DFI
Lenders by getting in touch with the Department of Financial Institutions 1.877.RING DFI

Contact Nicole Haun today by visiting Realestateinanacortes.com to learn more. Nicole has an in-depth knowledge of the Oak Harbor real estate market and homes for sale in Anacortes Washington. She is a buyer’s agent as well as a seller's agent with a proven track record in helping clients achieve the real estate goals, objectives and dreams.

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