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- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Owning a Home
Tools to help homebuyers and homeowners feel more confident, become more informed, and make smarter decisions about mortgages. Includes information on the home buying process and loan closing including a closing checklist. Also includes information on exploring current interest rates.
- Handling Finances After a Natural Disaster
Handling finances, mortgage payments, and credit card bills can be frustrating following a disaster. Here are links to resources that may be of assistance.
- Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau: Find a Housing Counselor
Tool to help consumers find local housing counseling agencies
to answer their questions or address their concerns pertaining to buying a home,
renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. Housing counselors can offer
independent advice, often at little or no cost to consumers. This tool will show
consumers their closest options, provide contact information for HUD-approved counselors,
display services offered by counseling agencies, and list the languages offered
for such counseling.
- Making Home Affordable
Offers information about foreclosure rescue scams and a link to
HUD approved housing counselors (by state) who provide counseling and loan modification
assistance for free.