HUD Highlights E-Newsletter
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Region X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
September 2007 - Volume 3, Number 8
FHASecure - Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
Many homeowners throughout the country face losing their home to foreclosure, as their adjustable-rate mortgages reset to higher interest rates and their payments skyrocket. To help these families stay in their homes, FHA will allow families with strong credit histories who had been making timely mortgage payments before their loans reset - but are now in default - to qualify for refinancing.
FHASecure press release
Tips to avoid foreclosure can be found on HUD's website.
FHA Lender Search
Only lenders approved by FHA can process an FHA loan. Luckily, there are thousands of FHA-approved lenders all around the country, and it's very easy to find one near you. Try our "new and improved" FHA Lender search.
FHA Lender search (http://locator.fha.gov)
What's New in Multifamily Housing?
News feeds - that's what's new! Our Region X Office of Multifamily Housing now offers RSS (Really Simple Syndication) of their "What's New" page - so you can receive an automatic notification whenever we update the page!
Did you know that HUD maintains an extensive library of webcasts on a wide range of topics - including "buying a home", public service announcements, and training for grantees and HUD business partners. Check it out on HUD's website!
Real Estate Brokers and Agents
Real Estate Professionals - we've recently revamped our "brokers and agents" page to help you find the HUD information you need most. The page is now organized into four main sections: Selling HUD Homes, FHA Loans, Help for Buyers, and General Info. Take a look and let us know what you think!
Visit Real Estate Brokers and Agents on HUD's website.
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