First-time homebuyer resources for loan officers and borrowers
MGIC’s first-time homebuyer resource library is a collection of tools and information you can use to empower your borrowers. From financial readiness and credit to budgeting and the mortgage process, these resources are designed to help you educate and guide your borrowers through their homebuying journey. All are available in English and Spanish, ready to download, print and share.
Checklists & worksheets
Empower borrowers with checklists, tips and tools to find, afford and love a home of their own. Available in both English and Spanish. Download and share with your borrowers to help them understand financial readiness and the homebuying process.
Monthly budget worksheet
Saving up for a down payment? Use this worksheet to track your expenses and create a budget you can live with.
Home comparison chart
When the house hunt is on, use this chart to compare the features of up to 3 houses.
Home maintenance checklist
Keep your new home in tip-top shape – consult this handy checklist for tips on what to look for.
10 things to avoid before closing your loan
Check this list before making changes to your financial situation that could derail the closing process.
Get Ready! guides
This series of informative guides offer essential keys to successful homeownership. Download and share with your borrowers to help them navigate the homebuying process.
Uncover your spending patterns and discover places where you can save.
Understand, establish and maintain — or regain — good credit.
Understanding your credit report
Learn how lenders review your credit history to determine your creditworthiness.
Preventing identity theft
A good credit standing goes a long way on a mortgage application. Learn how to protect your credit by protecting your identity.
Down payment options
The down payment can be a big hurdle for borrowers. Help them understand options that might help them find more funds or put down less.
Mortgage insurance basics
Help borrowers understand mortgage insurance and its role in the homebuying process. Download and share with your borrowers.
The scoop on MI
Mortgage insurance allows your borrowers to put less than 20% down on a house. This shareable outlines the basics.
How to cancel mortgage insurance
A simple, shareble guide to explain when and how your borrowers can cancel mortgage insurance.
Readynest offers more tools and resources for your borrowers
Discover how you can use Readynest to share information about the homebuying journey – from house hunting and closing on a loan to maintaining a home. You'll receive email alerts every month with updates and tips for using Readynest to guide and educate your borrowers.
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