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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February 22, 2013

Need Housing Counseling? There’s an app for that!

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Home is where the heart is, it’s true, but what if you don’t have a home or you’re at risk of losing the one you have?  The fine print of a lease agreement or the complexity of buying your first home puts most of us at a distinct disadvantage.  So, most folks just close their […]

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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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December 11, 2012

New PSAs Direct Struggling Homeowners to Free Mortgage Help

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Written by Andrea Risotto and George Gonzalez “What are we going to do if we lose the house?” “I can’t let anyone find out.” “I can’t tell the kids. This is going to wreck their lives.” “I am all alone.” Many of these powerful thoughts have crossed the minds of homeowners who have fallen behind […]

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