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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April 5, 2013

New Initiatives Connect Homeowners to Foreclosure Prevention Programs

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Crossed posted from WhiteHouse.gov This week, the Administration announced three new housing initiatives aimed at building on our efforts to connect struggling homeowners to the Administration’s foreclosure prevention programs. Our goal is to ensure that responsible Americans who qualify for federal mortgage assistance have the necessary information to benefit from the programs available to help […]

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January 31, 2013

Buying a home, OMG!

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Recently, I’ve been helping a friend through the home buying process.  Although I purchased a home a few years back, I’d forgotten how rigorous the process can be: How much earnest money do I need to put up?  Will the seller help with closing costs?  Do I need homeowners insurance?  And, oh yeah, and what […]

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