There are numerous resources available online which make finding out about purchasing a home or managing your finances much easier. These government-sponsored websites offer free and accurate information:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) : The mission of the CFPB is to educate and empower consumers to make better informed financial decisions. They offer guidance on topics such as auto loans, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, and avoiding scams and fraud.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) : HUD is the federal agency responsible for national policies and programs to address the nation’s housing needs. Under the heading “Topic Areas” on the top bar of HUD’s homepage, you can find information on a wide range of topics like buying a home, avoiding foreclosure, housing discrimination, and rental assistance.