Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is an excellent source of information about mortgage financing and homebuying.

Go to their consumer website at and check underConsumer Tools for more information about a number of financial related subjects, including Owning a Home.

Additional information is available from the CFPB, in their Know Before You Owe section about the two new forms, the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure at:

More information about the Loan Estimate is available online at:

More information about the Closing Disclosure is available online at:

Massachusetts hosts a couple of special mortgage programs.

One Mortgage,  Other special loan programs are available through MassHousing,

Homebuyers in Massachusetts will find down-payment and closing-cost-assistance programs and grants by going online to:  This website links to an organization that maintains a database of down payment assistance programs throughout the country, including Massachusetts.  The site allows you to input information to see if you qualify for any of their programs and grants.

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