Tag: housing counseling
HUD-certified housing counselors are the number one source of free expert advice on all things related to your home and your mortgage. From helping first-time homebuyers identify programs for down payment assistance to helping homeowners find the best way to retain a home when the threat of foreclosure, here’s what housing counseling services can help you with today.
Jan 09, 2017 | Meghan Alard
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is taking action to help low-to-moderate income families enter the mortgage market even with budget challenges.
Oct 31, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Student debt and high rent prices may seem like insurmountable barriers to homeownership, but there are programs available to help you overcome them.
Sep 19, 2016 | Meghan Alard
As the mortgage default rate nears zero, some believe it’s a sign lending standards are too strict. Here’s what homebuyers can do to get approval.
Aug 24, 2016 | Meghan Alard
HUD is calling for an investigation of down payment assistance programs to ensure practices are fair, but homebuyers may simply not be fully informed.
Aug 11, 2016 | Meghan Alard
View this interactive map to compare income to home affordability in 27 U.S. cities – and learn what to do if you live in a place with a large budget gap.
Jul 14, 2016 | Meghan Alard
What’s happening in the political arena across the pond in Britain and the EU has a big impact on the mortgage rates and the real estate market in the U.S.
Mar 02, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Homeowners break even in two years with the affordability of buying a home versus renting, but how do you overcome obstacles to secure a good mortgage?
Feb 08, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new bill may help homebuyers with low or limited traditional credit scores qualify for mortgage approval under alternative credit scoring models.
Dec 22, 2015 | Meghan Alard
HUD-certified housing counselor Barry Rothman talks about what steps a distressed homeowner should take to find the right option to avoid foreclosure.