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BORROWER EDUCATION MATERIALS


 

Easy to understand materials to assist homebuyers and homeowners navigate purchasing a home and avoiding foreclosure.

 FINDING A HOUSING COUNSELOR​

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Language assistance and resources may be available through housing counseling agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). You can find a list of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies at www.hud.gov/counseling.

  1. Select "housing counseling agency" near you, then select your state. To locate housing counseling agencies in your area that speak your language, select "Click here to narrow your search" and select a language, or
  2. Call HUD at 800-569-4287 for help in finding a counselor.

Housing counselor information is also available at www.consumerfinance.gov/find-a-housing-counselor.

 BUYING A HOME

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Get the Facts on Homeownership: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Homebuying Process:
English / Spanish (Español)

Building Better Credit: Taking Steps to Improve your Credit:
English / Spanish (Español)

Buying a Home: Moving More Confidently through the Homebuying Process:
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Ready to Buy a Home? :
English / Spanish (Español)


 

Understanding the Mortgage Documents: Completing the Mortgage Documents Required for Home Purchase:
English / Spanish (Español)

Choosing the Mortgage Option for You: Understanding the Most Common Mortgage Options and Making an Informed Choice:
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Your Home Loan Toolkit:
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Shopping for a mortgage:
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Have a mortgage? (Booklet):
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Should I refinance?:
English / Spanish (Español)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Considering a Reverse Mortgage?:
English / Spanish (Español)

 AVOIDING FORECLOSURE

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The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: How to Avoid Foreclosure:
English / Spanish (Español)

Mortgage Assistance Application:
English / Spanish (Español)

Mortgage Relief Options for Service Members:
English / Spanish (Español)

Avoiding Foreclosure: Identifying the Early Warning Signs and Pursuing Alternatives to Foreclosure:
English / Spanish (Español)

Can’t Make Your Mortgage Payments?:
English / Spanish (Español)

One Phone Call May Prevent Foreclosure:
English / Spanish (Español)

Avoid Foreclosure Today:
English / Spanish (Español)

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Foreclosure:
English / Spanish (Español)

Hurricane Relief Flyer for Consumers (2017):
English / Spanish (Español)

Unemployment Forbearance Options: Mortgage Relief for the Unemployed:
English / Spanish (Español)

Freddie Mac Standard Short Sale:
English / Spanish (Español)

Freddie Mac Standard Deed-in-Lieu:
English / Spanish (Español)

Save Your Home: Tips to Avoid Foreclosure (FHA):
English / Spanish (Español)

Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Important Disaster Recovery Information:
English / Spanish (Español)


 

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection: Don't get scammed: How to Spot and Avoid Mortgage Assistance and Foreclosure Relief Scams:
English / Spanish (Español)

Avoid Financial Traps: Recognizing and Steering Clear of Tricks, Scams, and Other Traps:
English / Spanish (Español)

Preventing Mortgage Fraud: Best Practices to Protect your Business from Mortgage Fraud:
English / Spanish (Español)

Beware! Avoid Mortgage Fraud:
English / Spanish (Español)

Shut the Front Door on Mortgage Fraud: Information on How to Avoid Mortgage Fraud:
English / Spanish (Español)

Mortgage Fraud Prevention Tips:
English / Spanish (Español)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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