FTC Escrow Alert! Scammers Phish for Mortgage Closing Costs

FTC Escrow Alert!

Scammers phish for mortgage closing costs

Original post by the FTC

Buying a home is exciting. You saved for the down payment, scheduled the move, and are dreaming of planting new roots. Closing is right around the corner… unless a scammer gets your settlement fees first.

The Federal Trade Commission and the […]

Annual Financial Literacy Event at State Capitol Highlights Programs and Resources – Featuring Community College Foundation eBus mobile computer lab

Annual Financial Literacy Event at State Capitol Highlights Programs and Resources

The importance of financial literacy and financial education efforts will be highlighted at the annual California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair at the State Capitol. Booths from the Department of Business Oversight and other State agencies and organizations will provide free materials and information […]

Keep Your Home California Blog Posts: Foreclosure Crisis Profiteers: Feasting on Fear!

Foreclosure Crisis Profiteers: Feasting on Fear!

(Part 1 of 3)

 

Losing a home to foreclosure is most often viewed, by those standing safely outside the transaction, as an economic event. And that is certainly true.

However, for those living under the threat of losing their home, the experience is much more personal.

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Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future

Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future Content Highlights A Financial Warmup Your Savings Fitness Dream How’s Your Financial Fitness? Avoiding Financial Setbacks Boost Your Financial Performance Strengthening Your Fitness Plan Personal Financial Fitness Maximizing Your Workout Potential Employer Fitness Program Financial Fitness for the Self-Employed A Lifetime of Financial Growth […]

Central Coast Region Family Financial Well-Being Round Table Event

Central Coast Region Family Financial Well-Being Round Table Event

The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco cordially invites you to a special event, Family Financial Well-Being Forum.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 8:30AM to 11:30AM. See attached […]

Keep Your Home California: Help for Underwater Homeowners

Unaffordable Or Underwater Mortgage? Keep Your Home California Could Help With $100,000 In Mortgage Assistance

 

California homeowners with unaffordable or underwater mortgages could receive as much as $100,000 in free mortgage assistance from Keep Your Home California, but they are encouraged to apply soon while the federally funded program has program funds remaining

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Guard Against Fraud! Available in 6 Languages

Guard Against Fraud! (2015, PDF)

防止欺詐! (Chinese) 사기로부터 가족 을 지키세요! (Korean) Cuidado Con El Fraude! (Spanish) Mag-Ingat Laban Sa Pandaraya! (Tagalog) ĐỀ PHÒNG CHỐNG GIAN LẬN! (Vietnamese) […]

New Brochure! Path to Homeownership Available in English, Spanish and Chinese

Path to Homeownership

El camino a seguir para ser propietario de vivienda (Spanish) 购房之路 (Chinese)

Table of Contents

Thinking About Buying a Home ?

Understanding Financing

Refinancing Your Home

Mortgage Difficulties

Mortgage Relief Scams

Beware of Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Know your Rights

Glossary of Terms

Order Your Free Credit Reports

Home Buyer […]

New DBO Veterans Handbook

New DBO Veterans Handbook

On Your Guard Managing Money Using Credit Buying a Home Shopping for a Loan Long-Term Planning Saving and Investing Investment Strategy Numbers to Call for Assistance

Review the new handbook: http://www.dbo.ca.gov/Consumers/brochures/veterans_handbook.pdf

To order free copies: email outreach@dbo.ca.gov

Scary Statistics for California Housing

Scary Statistics for California Housing

In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to share some of the scary statistics

that show housing and mortgage related problems are still lurking from the economic downturn. While there have been significant strides in California’s recovery, these numbers confirm we still have a ways to go. The information […]