Hello neighbors,

Fannie Mae has recently released some very useful information for current home owners, those who are interested in purchasing a home, and those who have already purchased a home but may be experiencing some difficulties paying their current mortgage. The first three of a series of "Five Step" guides will educate owners and future owners on different topics and will provide five specific tips.

The first 3 guides launched will consist of subjects such as:

Actions to take before buying a home

As many may know, buying a home is just the beginning but actually keeping the home over a long period of time is another story. This is a very important part of homeownership. Fannie Mae can offer five important tips for those who are considering the purchase of a home and will provide information on how to choose the right home and improve understanding of affordable financing options.

How Housing Counselors Can Help

For current homeowners or future homeowners, Fannie Mae's second guide will highlight 5 key ways housing counselors can help you in becoming a successful homeowner. Housing Counselors can provide professional advice to owners and future owners on how to sustain your home over an extended period of time.

Protect Yourself from Mortgage Modification Scams

Normally, borrowers who are struggling to pay their mortgages are prone to these types of scams. Although these scammers promise to help those in distress they often times put in little to no work and charge outlandish fees. Within this guide, owners will find 5 key ways to protect themselves.