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Homes are expensive! Today's homebuyers need to get the absolute most out of their investment. This book explains how to reduce your carbon footprint, reduce your financial risk, and maximize your quality of life.

Anna DeSimone

Winner of three national book awards, Anna lights the way for understanding the home buying and financing process. She has written more than 40 professional handbooks on the topic of fair and responsible lending, and often serves as industry expert on news media.

Housing, shopping, and gardening for a farm-to-table lifestyle.

Includes national directory of agrihoods, plus 2,200 farms where you can buy fresh, locally grown food.


Housing Finance 2020

Pinnacle Book Award

Welcome to the Agrihood

Living Now Award

Welcome to the Agrihood




Anna's Latest Posts

Non-traditional credit documents can strengthen mortgage approval

According to the data from the 2019 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) 8.9% of mortgage applicants (about 1.3 million people) were denied. The number one reason for denial is a high debt-to-income ratio, followed by “credit history.” Although the majority of consumers have a credit score, there are many with…

Mortgage agencies update COVID-19 rules for self-employed borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has issued updated COVID-19 temporary rules for mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mortgage lenders may apply the restrictions for loans currently in process; however, requirements are mandatory for all loan applications received on or after December 14, 2020. The COVID-19 temporary rule…

Inspire someone you love to own their own home in 2021

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