Consumer Info

Buying a home is an important decision that can be compounded by complicated decisions from many different directions. The Iowa Mortgage Association is committed to helping consumers to make sound financial decisions through access to financial education and information. The IMA has compiled a number of helpful links to learn more about the home-buying process, mortgages, consumer protection and credit counseling services.

Links to Tips for Buying a Home

Buying A Home Iowa State University Extension Publication (pdf)

Buying A Home – Department of Housing & Urban Development

Fannie Mae Homebuyer Resources

Is Homeownership Right for You?

First-Time Homebuyer Questions

About Mortgages

Home Mortgages: Where to Shop and What to Look For - FRB

Looking for the Best Mortgage – FRB

Home Loan Learning Center

Financial Tools & Calculators

Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages - FRB

Consumer Protection

FDIC Consumer Resource Center

Federal Trace Commission Consumer Resource Center – Mortgage

Financial Counseling or Other Resources

HUD Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

Iowa Attorney General Foreclosure Hotline Information

Iowa Homeownership Education Project

Iowa State University Homebuyer Education