Housing Counseling Related Resources

Before You Refinance Your Home Loan

There are several things to consider before deciding whether refinancing your home loan is right for you.

Budgeting for Your First Home

Is it time to start thinking about purchasing your first home? Apartment dwelling is fine and living with the folks is a great way to save money, but for quite a few of us, owning a home is the light at the end of the living situation tunnel.

Beware the hidden costs of homeownership

Are you planning to buy a new home? If you are making the move from renter to homebuyer, you are likely to find that there are some hidden costs to ownership — costs that you probably never thought about when you were renting. Starting at your closing, additional housing expenses that you hadn’t considered might cost you money you were never expecting to spend.

Glossary of Home Loan Terms

Mortgage terminology can be really confusing. Here are some of the mortgage terms that you are most likely to come across while getting ready to take out what’s likely to be your largest financial liability.

Hidden costs of selling your home

Are you thinking of selling your home? If you are considering moving, either to a smaller home, a larger home, or to a new location, there will be many costs that you will face when selling your home – some that are obvious, but others that may take you by surprise.

What Every First Time Homebuyer Should Know

Are you buying a home for the first time? Purchasing a home can be complicated and intimidating, but there are some steps you can follow to help prepare you for homeownership.

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