Unexpected medical bills, divorce, job loss — sometimes life throws us a curve ball and the home we could afford becomes unaffordable. When Nevadans find themselves facing financial hardship, unable to make their mortgage payments and at risk of foreclosure, there is help. The general term for this type of help is mortgage loss mitigation.

Foreclosure is a lose, lose

With a high credit score, the world is your oyster! At least when it comes to qualifying for a home loan. A good credit score can get you a better interest rate on your home loan and makes the entire homebuying process smoother. We have gathered a list of proven ways to raise your credit score according to myFICO.

We think real estate agents are pretty awesome. After all, they help Nevadans realize their dream of homeownership! They scour listings, optimize open house itineraries, work weekends, and make themselves available to clients at all hours of the day. As if that isn’t enough, some have chosen to up their game even more by becoming HIP-accredited real estate agents. In this blog we dig

In our last post, we talked about the dangers of tree roots and how they can not only  damage your home, but your neighbor’s as well. In this blog we’ll learn what to do about the darn things without starting a neighborhood feud.

Read: Touching up our Roots

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When it comes to gardening and planting in southern Nevada, things could be easier. Like their counterparts to the north, southerners face some real challenges. (See related article: Don’t fight Mother Nature, choose plants that thrive in Northern Nevada.

Guide to buying a home

Owning your very own home is a pretty amazing experience, but at times, there can be a small problem: The process of buying it can be a bit overwhelming. If you’re either a homebuying rookie or a seasoned homebuyer in need of a refresher course, we have just the

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We want you to succeed, plain and simple. That’s why the Nevada Housing Division requires participants in our Home Is Possible programs to take and pass a homebuyer education

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The homebuying season is upon us—traditionally, the spring and summer months. Given that the process of buying a house can be lengthy, detailed and sometimes daunting, we’re sharing five tips that homebuying newbies and been-there-done-that homebuyers alike should follow

At Nevada Housing Division, we love sharing stories about Nevada homebuyers who have used the Home Is Possible program to find their way home—with downpayment money in tow. That never gets old! But today, we thought we’d mix things up and look at the program from the point of view

Our HIPster team now has even more swagger, thanks to the addition of Perry Faigin as our new Chief of Administration. This mortgage-lending veteran brings nearly 20 years of experience to NHD, Home Is Possible, and our much-loved homebuyers, lenders and real estate pros.

Since the very start of his