Resources for (potential) home buyers
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
HUD/FHA web site with links to FHA loans and lenders, housing counselors, tips on avoiding foreclosure, Making Home Affordable and other program information.
Making Home Affordable Program
Information on the Making Home Affordable Program guidelines for qualification and loan look up “Does Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac own you loan”.
City of Tampa First Time Home Buyer Program Guidelines Housing and Community Development Department
Hillsborough County First Time Home Buyer Program Guidelines
Affordable Housing Department : Federal Trade Commission is a consumer information site of the Federal Government Consumer protection. Topics to be found include: Credit, Banking, Automobile Buying and Leasing etc.
Free Credit Reports available once each year on the anniversary date of the request from each Credit Reporting Agency (Credit Scores are always available at an extra charge) Credit reporting agencies are responsible for reporting credit information to subscribers, if you want to dispute incorrect information in a credit report you must go to the proper agency website and complete the dispute form online. You may also request a copy of your credit report directly from the credit reporting agency.
Experian.com One of three major Credit reporting agency and repository of credit history for both the business community and consumers.
Equifax.com One of three major Credit reporting agency and repository of credit history for both the business community and consumers.
TransUnion.com One of the three major Credit reporting agency and repository of credit history for both the business community and consumers.
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation FICO is the most widely used credit scoring model offering their credit scores to their subscribers as either the FICO, Beacon or Emperica scores. www.Fico.com is the consumer site for education and general information relating to understanding the credit scoring process.
Florida Department of Financial Services Provides consumer policy information and over site for banking, insurance and other financial services companies Unclaimed Property
Treasure Hunt Look for personal property, insurance policies, forgotten bank deposits, utility deposits or other valuables in Florida or NationWide