You should also plan on attending one of TRIP’s Homebuyer Orientations. They are offered once a month and provide useful information about local home buying programs as well as what TRIP can offer someone on their path to becoming a homeowner. To register for an orientation or to access quality, free financial and housing counseling, contact the TRIP NeighborWorks Homeownership Center at 690-0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering home ownership in 2010? TRIP’s national partner, NeighborWorks America, has created a web site to assist people who are considering buying a home called “Keys to My Home” at http://www.keystomyhome.org. NeighborWorks America tells consumers that “Your dream of owning a home can become a reality if you set realistic goals, get sound advice, plan carefully and clearly understand the costs of homeownership.” That is why NeighborWorks America has partnered with E*TRADE Financial to create the educational Web site “designed to help you make informed, sound decisions related to the home buying process.” Topics include getting ready, understanding credit issues, financing considerations, finding a home and managing one’s home. If you are considering buying a home, this website will help you understand the big picture to prepare you for each step.