Home Buying & Homeownership Preservation

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Informative Videos on Buying a Home

Category: Home Buying & Homeownership Preservation

Below are six videos, three from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and three from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  HUD’s videos give information on where consumers can get guidance from housing professionals before making the decision to buy or rent.  The CFPB’s videos include information about shopping for your home and getting the right loan in addition to knowing what you should look out for in getting the deal done.

Are you ready for homeownership?

If you dream it, you can do it! If you can afford to rent, you may be able to afford a house payment. This video explains how to get guidance..

Is an FHA loan right for you? – Learn more

FHA loans have no income restrictions and they are virtually for everyone. Learn more in this video.

Is Housing Counseling Right for You?

What is affordable for you? What about credit? What about budgeting? This video explains how your questions can be answered.

Making the mortgage process easier for you

The CFPB’s new mortgage disclosure rule makes it easier for you to understand what you’re committing to when you buy or refinance your home. They’ve reduced four forms into two and have given you the time you need to review your closing documents. See the Loan Estimate form here.

Transforming the closing process

Who is involved in closing the real estate transaction? How can a consumer review closing documents before the settlement takes place? Technology is the key. See the Closing Disclosure form here.

Owning a Home tools – what to expect

Hear from a consumer who learned about the home buying process from the CFPB’s “Owning a Home” website – what to expect and what to be cautious about. Kathi said, “Buying a house is a big purchase. It is a lot of money, and the CFPB website gave me the confidence to make sure that I was making the right decision.” Review the Owning a Home website here.

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