Latest News and Insights: Industry News

NEO: The Matrices Have Been Updated

January 24, 2011

The Minnesota Home Ownership Center strives to provide information and resources that will assist Minnesotans begin, and maintain, home ownership.  In November of 2009 we introduced our “Entry Cost Assistance Matrix” that outlines the...

Pre-Foreclosure Notices Increase 8% in 2010

January 20, 2011

The Minnesota Home Ownership Center has compiled the pre-foreclosure notices received by the Homeownership Advisors Network (statewide network of housing counseling agencies) through the end of 2010 and the numbers continue to show that...

Mortgage Success: Does the Bank Matter?

January 6, 2011

New study from Ohio State University finds banking locally can impact mortgage success. Researchers from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University have found that low-income homeowners who received a...

$600k For Housing Counseling

Homeownership Advisor Network Members Receive almost $600k in HUD Grants The Minnesota Home Ownership congratulates members of the Homeownership Advisors Network who have received over $638k in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing...

Stopping Foreclosure Scams: New FTC Rules Take Effect Today

December 29, 2010

Beginning today, homeowners in Minnesota and nationwide are benefiting from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s new consumer protection rules aimed at stopping foreclosure rescue scams. The Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule (MARS) bans companies...

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