Online portal aims to ‘demystify…

Users who complete the interactive course and get a score of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion, which they can share with their lender to meet the education requirement. There is no limit to the number of times users can take the HomeView modules or access the available resources.

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“Fannie Mae is committed to creating equitable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for more people. With HomeView, we are providing aspiring homeowners with free tools and information that will demystify the home buying process and put sustainable homeownership within reach,” said PJ McCarthy, vice president of affordable lending and housing equity at Fannie Mae. “Broadening access to quality, trustworthy homeownership education is a proven first step to empowering homebuyers to become successful homeowners. HomeView puts people on the path to buying a home while preparing them for long-term success.”

The pre-purchase homeownership course includes seven interactive learning modules:

  • Knowing When You’re Ready
  • Saving for Homeownership
  • Understanding the Mortgage Loan Process
  • Shopping for a Home with a Real Estate Agent
  • Making an Offer on a Home
  • Getting Ready to Close on Your Loan
  • Welcome to Homeownership

In addition to the modules, Homeview also provides access to tools such as checklists and calculators, as well as a link to find HUD-approved local housing counselors for consumers who would like additional support. At the time of launch, HomeView content is available in English, with additional language options to be added in the future.

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