Homeownership Education & Counseling Archive

Educating Clients on HUD

By Ryan Fitzgerald Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, it’s often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage...
June 22, 2017

Help Your Clients With Their Credit Scores: It Could Save Them $253/Month

By Marc Guzman We all know how important your credit score is when it comes to borrowing money for credit cards, auto loans and home loans.  But how many of us really take the time to educate our clients...

Be Careful of Real Estate ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’

By Toby Boyce The question on my local NPR station was simple enough: “Why do symphonies sound different when they are made up of the same parts?”  The response was very eloquent and educated — I assume. It made...
December 13, 2011

Clients Set to Travel? Drop Off Free, Branded Home Office Security Info

From REALTOR® Content Resource: Not the double whammy. Your clients’ home being burglarized while they’re on vacation would be a total downer. If they also work from a home office, they’d probably suffer the mother of all stress headaches....

Remind Consumers of Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

Prospects waffling over the value of buying a home? Share the free article “7 Home Ownership Tax Advantages” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. At the REALTOR® Content Resource, you can share consumer articles directly to Facebook, Twitter, and email....
December 3, 2010

Help Buyers Understand Private Transfer Fees

More home buyers are being asked to pay a developer a fee—called a private transfer fee—at closing even if the home has transferred ownership several times since the developer initially sold it. Help buyers understand—and possibly negotiate away—private transfer...
November 15, 2010

Help Home Owners Envision Home Ownership Again

Consumers who’ve been through foreclosure may think their days of owning a home are over. Not true. Share the “5 Steps to Owning a Home Again After Foreclosure” from the November “Foreclosure Resource Guide” now available at the REALTOR®...
October 25, 2010

My Deal Needs CPR… Again

By Kelly Reark I have been representing a buyer since June of this year when he made the decision to put in an offer on a short sale.  We aren’t closed yet, and it has been a bumpy road. ...
September 24, 2010

Tap into More Buyers With a Watering System

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic Working with sellers looking for another way to make their home stand out? Suggest they dip their toes into a yard-watering system that saves water and money. Almost one-third of the water...

HouseLogic Nominated for Innovator Award

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic HouseLogic, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® new consumer website covering all facets of homeownership, is a finalist in the 2010 Inman News Innovator Awards’ “media site” category. HouseLogic’s nomination places it in...