June is national homeownership month. Locally in Washington there are a number of programs and organizations ready to assist you in becoming a homeowner. Below are a few to help you get started.
Free Home Buyer Classes
The Washington State Housing Finance Commission offers free first time homebuyer education classes.
They are free and open to the public, include information about the Commission's first mortgage programs, down payment assistance, and other loan programs; and are accepted by all affordable housing loan programs as meeting or exceeding educational requirements.
For a list of upcoming classes, visit http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/education.htm
DFI’s Guide to Home Loans
DFI’s free Guide to Home Loans is a workbook that walks home buyers through the process of buying a home. The workbook explains in plain terms the forms and mortgage terminology you will come across when buying a home.
If you’re having trouble making your monthly mortgage payment, assistance may available. There are federal and state programs designed to assist you. To learn more about these programs, visit www.homeownership.wa.gov.
Other Helpful Resources
- Washington State Housing Finance Commission
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
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
Assistance and information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.