Pennsylvania Home Buyer

HUD home buying videos

Don't buy a home until you watch these home buying videos from the Department of Housing and Urban Development

How to find a home

This HUD video contains general information on how to buy a home.
This home buying video discusses:

  • Your financial situation
  • Working with a real estate agent
  • What happens once you find the home that you want to buy
  • . . . and information on obtaining a no cost credit report



How do I shop for a home loan?

This HUD video contains extensive information on the new good faith estimate required by the Department of Housing and Development. This home buying video discusses:

  • Interest rates
  • Good faith estimates
  • Origination fees
  • Closing costs, title insurance services, other required services
  • How to use the new good faith estimate to compare lenders



Good faith estimate accuracy

This HUD video also talks about discrepancies between the good faith estimate and the final settlement statement (HUD-1) and remedies if the lender understates the cost to purchase

  • The settlement statement, also known as the HUD-1
  • Comparing charges between the good faith estimate and HUD-1
  • Charges to buyer and seller
  • Amounts already paid
  • Seller credits













How much does it cost to buy a house in Pennsylvania?

Use the PA mortgage calculator to estimate the down payment, closing costs and monthly payment for FHA, VA, USDA & conventional loans.Closing cost calculator