AARP - Home Equity Information Center
This site gives some valuable info for older homeowners on how to convert the accumulated
equity in their homes into cash, without having to move or make regular loan payments. The
major types of HEC covered here are reverse mortgages, sale leasebacks, property tax
deferral, and deferred payment loans.
AARP - Money and Work
Assistance for those who have concerns about financial planning; social security; frauds
& scams; being a wise consumer; and working smart.
American Banker's Association
Gives consumer information on products & services, and personal finance. Also
provides information on issues about industries and schools.
American Homeowners Association
This homeowners organization has collected useful, consumer-friendly web sites to provide
convenient, easy-to-use information and services for homeowners.
This mortgage finance corporation offers links to mortgage information.
Fannie Mae- "Are You Ready to Buy a
Questions you ask yourself when deciding if you are ready to buy a home? The four
questions that contain herein are among the most important when determining if you should
now considering home purchase.
Federal Loan Home Bank
The single largest supplier of home mortgage credit in the U.S. Their mission is to
support residential mortgage lending by their member-stockholders.
Federal Reserve Board: Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Learn what and ARM is and how it works; how to reduce risks; and obtain a mortgage
Federal Trade Commission - Home Equity Credit Lines
Learn about the various ways lenders are offering home equity credit lines.
Federal Trade Commission - Reserve Mortgage Fast
Explains how Reserve Mortgages work and the three RM plans available today: FHA insured;
lender-insured; and uninsured.
A shareholder-owned corporation that is dedicated to helping people find decent,
affordable housing. Information for single and multi families is provided..
Home Buyers Course (article)
Article describes the Home Ownership Made Easier course. The course provides
practical information aimed at making buying a house less daunting. The workshop
covers steps to buy a home, financial management, and credit management issues.
Provides interactive tools and useful information to stay organized, make the right
decision, and keep more of your money when buying or selling a home or relocating.
H.O.M.E. Home Ownership Made Easy
This workshop is for prospective first time home buyers in Missouri. The site
provides workshop and contact information.
Information to help people buy or refinance a home.
Housing Comes First-Missouri
This Missouri citizens' coalition works to preserve housing and neighborhoods for people
with low and moderate incomes.
Provides housing information services & apartment properties for sale. Also view
the current issues of Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Apartment Finance Today
Magazine, and Apartment Finance Sourcebook.
HUD - Conventional Mortgages
Provides current mortgage information and The Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate
HUD - Reserve Mortgages for Seniors
Reserve Mortgages are special types of home loans that let a homeowner convert the equity
in his/her home into cash.
Insurance Information Institute
Twelve ways to lower you home insurance.
InsureMarket - Insurance Basics - Homeowners
What is covered under homeowner's insurance. Also gives a link for answers to
questions, policy information, and agent contact information.
Missouri Living Network
Consumer Headquarters for Real Estate Information.
MIT Center for Real Estate
Provides a full agenda of research on issues related to real estate development,
investment, and management.
Mortgage Banker's Association of America
Information on residential & commercial finance; mortgage & market data;
& buying a home. Daily headlines of current issues are also provided.
Mortgage Bankers Association of America - Does
refinancing make sense for you?
Site helps you decide if refinancing your home makes sense for you. Designed to make
the process of refinancing your mortgage a little easier and a lot less confusing.
NAHB- Guide to Buying a Home (National Assoc. of
Provides details for those that are thinking of buying a new
home. Find out what suits you needs and preferences.
A Mortgage Guide to Homeowners and Buyers - Federal Agencies & Glossary of
Provides the laws and regulations, and a glossary about issues that you may not understand
or are not aware of.
NebGuide - Homeowners Insurance Insight
University of Lincoln-Nebraska's Cooperative Extension provides basic information on
Find a home, Find a neighborhood, and Find a REALTORŪ.
Realtor.Com-National Realtor's Association
Everything you need to search for a new home.
Some Helpful Hints for Home Buyers from
Helpful hints for home buyers and homeowners.
Human Environmental Sciences Extension
External sites are not
endorsed by the University of Missouri.
HES Extension Site Administrator