Buying A Home

Congratulations! You are considering becoming a homeowner.

Before looking at property listings or reaching out to a Realtor, Take Root Milwaukee recommends that you begin with homebuyer education provided by a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. Homeownership specialist provide free and/or low-cost, reliable and confidential assistance that will help you determine your readiness and make sure you start on the path to homeownership on the right foot.

Explore our Buying A Home pages to:

  • Learn more about housing counseling agencies and the education they provide
  • Find out what types of homebuyer programs are out there
  • Learn how to work with a realtor
  • Explore the many amenities of our partner neighborhoods


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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.