Home Buying

  • Buying a Home

    Website for homebuyers includes common questions from first-time homebuyers; rights of a homebuyer; calculating how much mortgage you can afford; dealing with a real estate agent; various homebuying programs; and information on inspections, appraisal ... 

  • Buying Your first Home - IPL Pathfinder

    This IPL pathfinder is designed to help first time home buyers find information on several aspects of home buying. These include how to find the home of your dreams, how to finance your new home, and how to use the library to find out more about the process.

  • ForSaleByOwner.com

    Database of homes for sale by owner (without a real estate agent) in the United States. Search for a home, or list your property. Also has information on local schools, price comparisons, loans, and tips on home buying

  • Help for Homeowners Facing the Loss of Their Home

    This site discusses steps to take when you may unable to pay the mortgage on your home. Topics include contacting your lender, talking to a housing counseling agency, prioritizing debts, and exploring loan workout solutions (such as forbearance, etc.

  • Homefair.Com

    Real estate site with articles on buying and financing a home, along with interactive calculators - a salary calculator for comparing the cost of living in different locales, calculators for moving costs and qualifying for a mortgage.

  • Home Loan Learning Center

    This site "provides step-by-step information on how to become financially literate" with respect to home loans. Includes material about credit scores, how to qualify for a mortgage, types of mortgages (fixed-rate, balloon, adjustable-rate, ... 

  • homestore.com

    Includes information on home financing, finding a mover, home improvement and decoration, gardening, and more. Also features comparative information on neighborhoods, schools, and costs of living in various cities. 

  • Knowlege @ Wharton high School

  • Mortgage 101

    Provides information on current interest rates and explains how to use mortgage calculators. There are also informative sections included in the mortgage information library on home buying, moving, loans, reverse mortgages, rates and refinancing.

  • Quicken Loans

    This site "allows you to research home loans, learn about home financing, and apply and sign your application." Contains information and interactive tools on home refinance, purchasing, and equity loans.

  • Realtor.com

    Contains a database of over three million homes and land for sale in the United States. Searches may be limited by area, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other features. Some listings include maps.

  • What You Should Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit

    Questions and answers about the "form of revolving credit in which your home serves as collateral." Discusses what to look for when shopping for a home equity plan, the costs involved, repaying the loan, and lines of credit versus traditional loans.