Successful Home Ownership

house2Are you currently a home owner and want to plan for success? Are you thinking about homeownership and need to make a plan?  Are you a home owner having trouble with your mortgage? Do you fit into one of the categories (like you have a family member with a disability or you are a military veteran) who qualify for helpful programs to make homeownership possible?  We have information for all these situations, choose the section that is right for you.

Knowing your current situation and where you are in the process is the first step toward success in homeownership.  If you are a first-time homebuyer, often the best way to start if you have questions is to enroll in a free Homeownership class.  This can also get you a certificate which will help get a tax credit.  To learn more about Homeownership Classes, go to the Buying a Home page.  You can also create a profile which will make it easy for you to connect with helpful non profit agencies that can give you more information and offer you free counseling to figure out your action plan.


Successfully Keeping Your Home in Good Condition

Home maintenance and budgeting for large repairs as they come up is part of the process of successfully keeping your home in good condition.  By doing so you will minimize any damage that occurs when homes get into poor condition due to deferred maintenance.  In addition, you will give yourself peace of mind knowing that when the inevitable big ones come the new roof or the paint job or the water heater have planned for it and set aside a sum each month so that when those items come up, you are prepared. Go to our Monthly Budget, Home Maintenance, Refinancing Pitfalls, Protecting My Investment and FAQ pages to learn more.


Successfully Avoiding Foreclosure

If you are behind on your mortgage or experiencing financial difficulty, there are resources to help you avoid foreclosure.  Start by looking at our Facing Foreclosure section or create a profile to be referred to an appropriate Housing Counseling agency. 

And if you prefer to talk to someone by phone, call WHRC toll free at 877-894-4663.


Special Assistance Programs

If you are a vet or have a disabled family member (including yourself) there are good assistance programs out there to lend a hand, such as downpayment assistance, and loans with different requirements that might fit your situation better.  At this time we'd like to ask you to just call us for more information.   WHRC toll free at 877-894-4663.







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I want to say a huge thank you.  It feels a million times better knowing where we will be living, that we don't have to move, and I can actually afford to live here.  My life is no longer on hold, and we have been able to make plans for the first time in ages. There is no more black cloud of uncertainty hanging over my head always, waiting for the bank to dictate so much of my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
C. K.
There are no words to say how much you did for us and how much you helped us, you basically saved us.
B. A.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me and put my heart at rest! I look forward to working with you to stay in our home.  I have an appointment with a housing counselor your referred us to and I will give you an update once that occurs.  Again, it meant so very much to me that you took the time to give me hope.
A. F.