Information from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Guide to Home Loans

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Whether you're buying your first home, considering a second mortgage, refinancing, or considering a reverse mortgage the loan process can be confusing and complicated.

As you embark on one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make, use DFI's free Guide to Home Loans to help you understand and navigate the loan process.

Information Covered

  • What you need to know about loans
  • Questions to ask your lender
  • Examples of disclosure forms and checklists
  • Tips on avoiding predatory loans
  • Glossary of common mortgage terms

Available Formats

Hard Copy
Order a hard copy from DFI.

Online PDF Version
View DFI's Guide to Home Loans online.