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Common Questions from First-time Homebuyers - HUD

Includes information about FHA loans with low down payments.

Consumer Rights When You Buy a Home

Maine Attorney General gives tips on how to be a smart buyer.

Homeownership Voucher Program

HUD program for first-time homebuyers who qualify. Only some housing authorities in Maine offer this option, but all must offer it to a family with a disabled family member, if needed as a "reasonable accommodation."

How can MaineHousing help me buy my own home?

Maine programs that help first time home buyers.

How Should I Handle A Bad Home Repair Deal?

Discusses home repair problems and problems with contractors.

HUD - Don't Be A Victim of Loan Fraud

Protect yourself by learning about how home buyers are defrauded by scammers.

Maine Registers of Deeds Association Official Land Records Website

You can access and make copies of land records on file at the State of Maine's 18 county Registries of Deeds.

USDA Rural Housing Service

Provides a number of homeownership programs, as well as programs for home renovation and repair. RHS also helps elderly, disabled, and low-income rural renters in multi-unit housing with rent subsidies.

What You and Your Family Should Know About Lead

There are many things you can do to minimize the risk of lead poisoning in your home, starting with testing.