LOS ANGELES — Univision Online Inc., the online subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc., Countrywide Home Loans Inc., and Fannie Mae, on Monday announced the launching of casa.univision.com, a Web site for Spanish-speaking homebuyers.

The site is designed to help increase the homeownership rate among the nation’s 33 million Hispanics by providing homebuying information and an online loan application, the companies said. In 1999, 45.5% of Hispanic Americans owned their own homes.

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