Buying A Home

Congratulations! You are considering becoming a homeowner. Take Root Milwaukee Members work to make housing more accessible and affordable for families across Milwaukee.

Buying a home is a big step and assuming a mortgage for that home is a big responsibility. Take Root Milwaukee recommends that everyone starting on the path to homeownership work with a Housing Counseling Agency. These are nonprofit organizations that offer their services for free or low-cost, and can help you decide if homeownership is right for you.

Explore the paths to homeownership

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The consumer information on is used with permission from Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac offers extensive, regularly updated consumer information about buying and owning a home on its website,, in the “About Homeownership” section. Freddie Mac is not responsible for content errors or omissions on

The funding source of this activity is the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium and Freddie Mac.