Counseling and Education for Home Owners

This brief summarizes the current literature in the field of Counseling and Education for Home Owners, both Pre-Purchase Home Ownership Counseling and Post-Purchase Mortgage Counseling.  Five conclusions from the literature review are evident. Issue Brief Housing Counseling Issue Brief mp3 file* Housing Counseling *Listen now or download the audio file to an mp3 player for […]

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Housing Bubble and Prospects, Fall 2010

Presentation to Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) Madison WI, 10/6/2010 This slide presentation includes numerous visual aids of: • Current Conditions – is the Local Market doing ok? • Understanding the ‘bubble’ • Role of Subprime & Hot Markets • The Great Recession • Recovery & Prospects • Policy Issues

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Foreclosure and the WHPE

Lunchtime Learning in February 2010 was focused on materials available through the Wisconsin Homeowner Preservation Education site. On this site find information on: Overview – a description of the learning objectives and core competencies of the WHPE curriculum Budgeting Basics – learn how tracking income, debts, and expenses and creating a spending plan can save […]

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Mortgage Loan Modifications

Starting in 2009, federal efforts began to focus on loan modifications as a solution to foreclosure. This presentation reviews the modification process and issues for consumers and counselors. Read more… LoanMods_Jun8_final See also http://fyi.uwex.edu/whpe/

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Nothing like a recession to bring out the scam artists

The recession of 2008-2009 was more severe and longer than many previous economic downturns of the last half century, but it had one feature common to times when jobs are more scarce: a burst of shady financial products and services preying on people in hard times. This brief highlights a few of the issues consumers […]

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