First-Time Homebuyer Resources

Welcome Home Fair Videos

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What do I need to do to qualify for a mortgage? (19 minutes)

What will my mortgage payment be?
(6.5 minutes)

What kind of financial assistance is available to me? (8 minutes)

Hear from a realtor
(16.5 minutes)

Hear from a real estate attorney
(15 minutes)

Hear from a home inspector
(21 minutes)

Information from lenders, financial assistance providers, and nonprofit partners

At Isles’ annual Welcome Home Fair (June 2022), we asked area lenders, financial assistance providers and nonprofit partners to provide information about their services for prospective homebuyers. From our 2022 fair page, you can click on the logos for each vendor to access information on loan products, download assistance applications and find local representatives who can assist you in achieving your goal of becoming a homeowner. VIEW THESE RESOURCES HERE.

Working with a real estate professional

Identifying a real estate agent to assist you with the home purchasing process can be challenging. It is important to find someone who is knowledgeable and understands your situation. View our video recordings featuring real estate professionals to learn about the client-agent relationship (see videos sections above). Here are some additional materials to assist you with this aspect of home buying: 

The New Jersey Consumer Information Statement (CIS)
Licensed real estate professionals in New Jersey are required by law to inform prospective buyers (and sellers) about “how they intent to work with [them] in a real estate transaction.” In other words, in whose interest are they working? The New Jersey Consumer Information Statement (CIS) is a document that details the possible roles and must be provided to the buyer (or seller) at the start of the relationship.

10 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Before the Pro Helps You Buy a Home
Wondering how to interview a prospective agent? Review these questions and customize a list that suits your style and needs.

Tools to assist you in identifying realtors in your area:
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*Information is for educational purposes. Note that changes since the time of recording may be evident.

** Find the mortgage calculator used in the video here:

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