Did you know that there are several programs to help 1st HOME BUYERS (any person that has not purchased a principal resident in the past 3 yrs).

Find out more on these programs contact me Belinda 510.684.5129 or info@belindabuchanan.com.

Also check the programs out on the web.

Cal-Plus with ZIP (Zero Interest Program)

California Housing Finance Agency

California Homebuyer

Down payment Assistance Program

Extra Credit Teacher Program

Homebuyer Grants –

 No Interest | Not Paid Back

CHF Platinum Grant

Please check these programs out, there are to many programs out here to help you purchase a home and…..

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How to purchase a home using NACA

Today is the last day of NACA‘s 4 day Home Save and Home Purchase Event in Oakland. If you have attended the event and are now looking to purchase a home via this program please contact my team.

We are a team of NACA APPROVED Realtors. We have successfully navigated and closed homes in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Please don’t hesitate to contact us 866.951.9559 or realtyworldreos@gmail.com

In addition if you are considering a short sale we can also assist you in this area. Our team has worked successfully with BoA, Chase, and Wells Fargo just to name a few to successfully complete short sale transactions.


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If you have thought about buying a home recently and aren’t sure if you can afford a home, check out www.NACA.com.  This is a non profit that really helps you afford a home.

There are so many details to the program. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Please note they have some negative press on being slow and they might loose your paperwork. I know the pros out weigh the cons.. So be patient and check out the program.


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I am so excited to be from the PAC TEN. I have decided to make sure that I declare my pride now while we are still TEN.  What an exciting weekend for the PAC. I celebrate the teams of Pacific Northwest most in the PAC TEN as I am a die hard DAWG!!.  Who would have ever thought OR would be #3 and Boise State #4 (I know Boise is not in the PAC TEN, they are just from the Northwest) or that the new comer (to the PAC for 2011) Utah would be #10.  I digress, look at the how awesome the PAC TEN is Arizona #9, Stanford #16.

I hope the remainder of the season is as fun and exciting as the past weekend. Go HUSKIES!!!!

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Do you know how to spot a SCAM?

To steer clear of loan modification scam artists, homeowners must know the signs of a loan modification scam, which include:

  1. A company/person that asks for a fee in advance to work with your lender to modify, refinance or reinstate your mortgage. They may pocket your money and do little or nothing to help you save your home from foreclosure.

  2. A company/person that guarantees they can stop a foreclosure or get your loan modified. Nobody can make this guarantee to stop foreclosure or modify your loan. Legitimate, trustworthy HUD-approved counseling agencies will only promise they will try their very best to help you.
  3. A company/person that advises you to stop paying your mortgage company and pay them instead. Despite what a scammer will tell you, you should never send a mortgage payment to anyone other than your mortgage lender. The minute you have trouble making your monthly payment, contact your mortgage lender.

These and other signs can be found on the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign web site – www.LoanScamAlert.org – along with information on how to report a loan modification scam activity and where homeowners can find real help, free of charge, from HUD-approved nonprofit housing counseling agencies.  

About the Campaign
NeighborWorks America is coordinating the “Loan Modification Scam Alert” campaign nationwide through its 235 community-based affiliates and other local, state and national partner organizations, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about the campaign, visit www.LoanScamAlert.org.   

All national campaign materials urge homeowners who are contacted or deceived by a scam artist to report it immediately by calling 1-888-995-HOPE(4673) or visiting www.LoanScamAlert.org. The hotline and Web site also connect homeowners to free guidance from a HUD-approved counseling agency.

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