As a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. is pleased to offer assistance to first-time home buyers. If you wish to be prepared to take full advantage of our services, act now by connecting with our on-staff, certified housing counselor, Elizabeth Estelle.
Our housing and financial counselor will be happy to help you:
• Resolve credit issues
• Create an achievable and sustainable short and long-term budget
• Prepare for the mortgage shopping process
• Find a real estate agent and learn the ins-and-outs of purchasing property.
Ms. Estelle states, “We are happy to offer this opportunity to home buyers in our rural service area. Our services are comprehensive and well-organized. I would be pleased to help in any way I can to prepare you to make the right decisions leading up to purchasing a first home.”
Recent research has indicated that those who take part in housing counseling prior to purchasing a first home are 30% less likely to default on their mortgages.
Purchasing your first home is a tremendous stepping stone; start out on the right foot by being fully informed. Ms. Estelle is available to answer questions in person, by phone or via email.
To schedule a free housing counseling appointment, contact Ms. Estelle at 607.652.2823, extension 104 or send an e-mail to EEstelle@westerncatskills.org.