Owning a Home

Homeowners

Fannie Mae's "For Home Buyers " Homeowners" section offers content, tools, and resources -- all in one convenient place:

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac offers an online guide to the home buying process:

Freddie Mac

Department of Consumer Affairs

Center for California Homeowner Association Law

Building Credit in Your Home

Freddie Mac also offers a curriculum to help consumers understand, build and maintain better credit:

Financial Education

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.

mymoney

Home Repairs

The CSLB Website provides a wide range of tools to help you have a better experience when you hire a contractor and make sure the job is done right. Learn the steps you need to take to select a licensed and qualified contractor, check a contractor's license, negotiate a clear contract, prevent disputes and mechanic's lien, or resolve disputes with the contractor if they arise.

Contractor's State Licensing Board

What you should know before you hire a landscaper.

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Home Equity

Refinancing