SAVE THE DATE:
California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair
Monday, April 17
11 am – 1 pm
State Capitol, South Steps
Visit exhibitors and receive free information about:
Consumer . . . → Read More: SAVE THE DATE: California Financial Literacy Month Resource Fair in Sacramento
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they . . . → Read More: ICYMI – CFPB takes action against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising
FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam
According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders.
FTC investigators have discovered that . . . → Read More: FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam
Property Tax Postponement
The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009.
The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual . . . → Read More: SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled
ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP!
Are you a homeowner looking for assistance with your mortgage due to a financial hardship?
Learn how you can obtain up to $100,000 in assistance with your mortgage through the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program.
If you are interested in learning all about the KYHC Program join a virtual workshop on Wednesday, August 17 at 6pm from . . . → Read More: ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP!
Higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners
Posted: July 21, 2016
Keep Your Home California recently increased homeowner income limits in 26 counties – or almost half of the counties in the state.
The higher income limits – a boost of several hundred to a couple thousand dollars – will allow more homeowners to . . . → Read More: Keep Your Home California Announced higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners
Final Week For
Free Homebuyer Education
CalHFA is celebrating National Homeownership Month by offering its homebuyer education course for free until June 30. Visit our homebuyer education page, and get signed up for the five-hour course.
Homebuyer education certificates are good for a full year, so whether you are buying now or a year from now, . . . → Read More: CalHFA: Final Week For Free Homebuyer Education
California Real Estate Educators Conference – Northern California
Certificate of Recognition for conducting mortgage education workshops presented to Carol Jensen, Director, California Community College Real Estate Education Center
Friday, April 22, 2016 – DoubleTree by Hilton, Brisbane, CA
Hosted by the California Community College Real Estate Education Center
City College of San Francisco, Downtown . . . → Read More: California Real Estate Educators Conference – Northern California
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 National Association of Realtors® are . . . → Read More: FTC Escrow Alert! Scammers Phish for Mortgage Closing Costs
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 on how . . . → Read More: Annual Financial Literacy Event at State Capitol Highlights Programs and Resources – Featuring Community College Foundation eBus mobile computer lab