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$600k For Housing Counseling

January 6, 2011

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...

Foreclosure Counseling Proven Effective – Again

December 22, 2010

Back in November of 2009, the Washington Post had a headline proclaiming: “Counseling Helps Borrowers Avoid Foreclosure,” citing a report of a study conducted by the Urban Institute of Washington D.C. Now, thanks to...

Shopping For A Mortgage

December 15, 2010

According to a LendingTree/Harris Interactive survey released on December 14th, about 40% of recent home buyers obtained JUST ONE mortgage loan quote before purchasing their home. According to the survey of just over 1,300 buyers,...

Update on Minnesota's Homeownership Gap

December 13, 2010

This post is a guest post by Dr. Kim Skobba, a research and communications consultant that works with the Minnesota Home Ownership Center on Affordable Housing issues and housing policy.  Dr. Skobba publishes her...

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