1) Home Value estimator websites

–>Bank of America



–>Look up Rentals and rental comparables


2) Research your potential Neighborhood
–>Check where convicted Felons live

–>Search sex offenders in MD

–>Check crime reports

–>Call police dept


3) School locator
–> Montgomery County


4) Maryland land records
–>Search the Maryland land records by County.  Registration required


5) Government programs/financing/eligibility; FHA, VA, USDA, FNMA, FHLMC
–>VA website, determine if your condo building is VA approved.

–>Hud FHA website, determine if condo building is FHA approved.

–>USDA website, determine if property is eligible for usda financing.
100% financing, NO mortgage insurance.

–>Determine HUD median income & FFIEC code for lenders.

–>FNMA loan look-up.  Is your loan owned by Fannie Mae

–>FHLMC. Is your loan owned by Freddie Mac


6) LOCAL govt;  MPDU, Workforce Housing
–>Montgomery County’s MPDU program.  Find out if you’re eligible.  Steps to take once you have your certificate.  Good contact at MPDU; Janet Lewis, 240-777-3711

–>Current MPDU’s for sale.  You must have your Certificate of Eligibility which will give you how much you qualify for.

–MPDU, HOC Loan Officer Patricia Ebbert 301-984-4348

–>Montgomery County’s Workforce Housing Program.  Available at King Farm.   Click here for informational packet.


7) Your Credit
–>Prevent credit bureaus from selling your info for the next 5 years.

–>Put your phone # on the Do not call list.