HOME+PLUS

Home Buyer Resources

To help you better prepare for buying your new home, HOME+PLUS has put together a list of resources and information from local, state, and national organizations.

HOME+PLUS

To help you better prepare for buying your new home, HOME+PLUS has put together a list of resources and information from local, state, and national organizations.

HOME+PLUS

Home Buyer Resources

To help you better prepare for buying your new home, HOME+PLUS has put together a list of resources and information from local, state, and national organizations.
Home Plus Couple's New Home

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Program Lenders

Participating Lender Search

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DOCUMENT RESOURCES

Reduced
Mortgage Insurance
Premiums

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10 Common
DPA Program
Myths Debunked

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Pre-Purchase
Home Buyer
Education Certification

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CREDIT RESOURCES*

Know Your Credit Score

  • Get your free annual credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
  • Links to the 3 major bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.
  • Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring system which shows you your credit information for both Equifax and Transunion. Credit Karma also has a great phone app and shows you updated credit information every 7 days.
  • *NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 3 credit bureaus are offering free weekly reports until April 2021. Please visit AnnualCreditReports.com for more information.

How To Improve Your Credit Score

How To Improve
Your Credit Score

Freddie Mac: Credit Smart. A guide to Better Credit, Money Management, and Responsible Home Ownership

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DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCES

Is 20% Down Necessary?

A DownPaymentResource.com article talks about the 20% down myth. Titled… “Why You Don’t Need 20% Down to Buy Your Next Home”. This is a must read for any home buyer.

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Saving For The Down

“How long does it really take to save for a down payment? Maybe not as long as you think” ​-  helps you understand more about down payment options. A DownPaymentResource.com great read!

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tips For Finding A
Great Real Estate Agent

Here is a great write up by Dana Dratch at BankRate.com titled “7 tips for picking a great real estate agent”.

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Buy Now vs. Wait
Calculator From Essent

Here’s a great calculator/tool from Essent. The EssentIQ gives home buyers the information that will be essential to understanding what options are available, including mortgage insurance.

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HOME+PLUS
Program Lenders

Participating Lender Search

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DOCUMENT RESOURCES

Reduced Mortgage
Insurance Premiums

(opens in new browser window)

10 Common DPA Program
Myths Debunked

(opens in new browser window)

Pre-Purchase Home Buyer
Education Certification

(opens in new browser window)

CREDIT RESOURCES*

Know Your Credit Score

  • Get your free annual credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
  • Links to the 3 major bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.
  • Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring system which shows you your credit information for both Equifax and Transunion. Credit Karma also has a great phone app and shows you updated credit information every 7 days.
  • *NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 3 credit bureaus are offering free weekly reports until April 2021. Please visit AnnualCreditReports.com for more information.

How To Improve Your Credit Score

Freddie Mac: Credit Smart. A guide to Better Credit,
Money Management, and Responsible Home Ownership

links open in new browser windows

DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCES

Is 20% Down Necessary?

A DownPaymentResource.com article talks about the 20% down myth. Titled… “Why You Don’t Need 20% Down to Buy Your Next Home”. This is a must read for any home buyer.

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Saving For The Down

“How long does it really take to save for a down payment? Maybe not as long as you think” ​-  helps you understand more about down payment options. A DownPaymentResource.com great read!

(opens in new browser window)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tips For Finding A
Great Real Estate Agent

Here is a great write up by Dana Dratch at BankRate.com titled “7 tips for picking a great real estate agent”.

(opens in new browser window)

Buy Now vs. Wait
Calculator from Essent

Here’s a great calculator/tool from Essent. The EssentIQ gives home buyers the information that will be essential to understanding what options are available, including mortgage insurance.

(opens in new browser window)

Home Plus Couple's New Home

Program Information

What to do now… click below to learn more about HOME+PLUS credit score requirements, program guidelines, first mortgage types offered.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of questions and answers to help you better understand the HOME+PLUS home buyer assistance program.