HOMEOWNERSHIP.WA.GOV - Assistance from the State of Washington

Buying a Home



Before you start shopping for a home, it's important that you understand the home buying process and the different types of loans that are available.

Learning the basics will help you throughout the complicated process and will help you avoid trouble.


Free Homebuyer Education Seminars
Seminars The Washington State Housing Finance Commission offers free first time home buyer education seminars across the state. Sign up for a seminar today to learn more.
Seminar Schedule
Housing Finance Commission Programs
ProgramsThe Washington State Housing Finance Commission has programs that help make homeownership possible for low- and moderate-income homebuyers across the state.
Homeownership Programs


Verify Licenses

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

Real Estate Professionals - Department of Licensing (360) 664.6505
Mortgage Brokers - Department of Financial Institutions 1.877.RING DFI
Lenders - Department of Financial Institutions 1.877.RING DFI


Worksheets and Calculators


Other 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.