August 6, 2013

Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Today, I joined President Obama in visiting Phoenix, where he laid out his vision for a housing system that promotes the American dream of homeownership. For years, owning a home was a symbol of responsibility and a source of security for millions of middle-class families across the country. But the financial […]

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July 15, 2013

#Housing101: What is a mortgage?

My parents always tell me that the biggest purchase they made in their lives was buying our house. For a long time, I thought that my parents were simply talking about their utilities bills and maintenance fees, when they were actually talking about their mortgage. I knew that a mortgage was one of the many […]

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June 19, 2013

Housing Counseling Works!

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Navigating the world of housing choices isn’t easy.  Should I rent or buy? What can I really afford? Will I have to move away once I retire?  What does all this paperwork really mean?  How do I know I’m being treated fairly by my landlord? By my bank? These questions can be daunting – but […]

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June 5, 2013

Rebuilding the Middle Class and the American Dream

June is Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate something that’s central to this thing we call ‘the American Dream.’  As our nation continues to recover from the housing crisis, we also must reflect on ways to promote responsible and sustainable homeownership. Perhaps then it’s only right that the theme of this Homeownership Month is Rebuilding […]

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