Achieving the American Dream of Home Ownership

Buying your first home can be a daunting task. After all, this is one of the largest purchases a person will ever make in their lifetime. Fortunately, there are many professionals here to guide you through this process. Here are just a few resources to get you started.

Please refer any questions to your local REALTOR®. Find your REALTOR® today.

The National Association of REALTORS® presents, a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter. Visit their First Time Home Buyer section for specific resources dedicated to you!


Homeownership Matters is an education and advocacy campaign committed to protecting the dream of homeownership. This initiative provides useful information on real estate, tax and property policies in an effort to inspire homeowners to take action, protecting homeownership now – and for generations to come. Supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.

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Tips and information for first time home buyers.
Did you know that you can buy a home with less than a 20% down payment?
HomeReady® is designed to help lenders confidently serve today’s market of creditworthy, low- to moderate-income borrowers, with expanded eligibility for financing homes in low-income communities.
A beginner’s guide to homeownership.
A step-by-step guide from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Like most professions, experience is no guarantee of skill. But much of real estate is learned on the job.