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  • Bankrate.com:
    Find a lender, check out rates, get home equity loans, calculate your payment and more.
  • Bestrate.com:
    Get current interest rates, a mortgage calculator, current news and financial and real estate tools.
  • CNN Financial Network:
    Visit CNNfn's Personal Finance section for news and info. on the housing market.
  • Fannie Mae:
    The nation's largest source of home mortgage funds - a private company with a public mission to make homeownership more accessible. Also visit Fannie Mae's HomePath for more information.
  • Homeowners.com:
    Information for prospective buyers and homeowners.
  • HSH Associates:
    The nation's leading publisher of consumer loan information with housing stats, mortgage rates, financial calculators and more.
  • HUD:
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the portion of federal government that deals with fair housing, affordable housing and homelessness. Also visit HUD Midwest Management Company
  • IHDA:
    The Illinois Housing Development Authority is the state government agency dealing with housing issues. Visit for homebuyer assistance, mortgage rates, housing credits, multifamily financing and more.
  • Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association:
    The state's premier trade organization for the real estate finance industry.
  • Mortgage101.com:
    Check out interest rates, calculate payments, prequalify and apply online.
  • Mortgage Market Information Services:
    The largest clearinghouse of mortgage information on the Web, with rate, lender and loan information and more.
  • Mortgage-Net:
    Find a mortgage, check out rates, calculate payments, get a value estimate on your home and check out credit reports.
  • Partnership for HomeOwnership:
    Low rates for low-income, first-time homebuyers (or those who have not owned a home in three years) in 63 downstate Illinois counties. 

    Also sponsored by PFHO: Check out our latest resource for educating high school students about credit, finance, and home ownership: http://www.credit-power.org/
  • Premier Mortgage Lenders, Chicago:
    Interest rate information, consumer articles, mortgage calculator, and lending information.
  • rate.net:
    The largest and most informative index of financial institutions with more than 100,000 rates updated each week.

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