2nd of March 2018

R.E.A.C.H. Helps Vietnam Veteran Become a First Time Homeowner

R.E.A.C.H. – or Real Estate Education and Community Housing – works with low-income families in Southeast Florida to become homeowners. R.E.A.C.H. provides homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention counseling, and acquires and renovates homes. Florida Community Loan Fund, a statewide source of flexible financing for low-income communities, has provided financing to R.E.A.C.H. to support their home purchase […]

15th of February 2018

9 Tax Deductions Every Homeowner Should Know About*

1. Mortgage Payments The biggie: You can deduct the amount of interest paid on your mortgage. If you purchased your home last year, you should be receiving a document called Form 1098 from your lender that includes the amount of interest paid, as well as the points you paid, so that you can maximize your […]

29th of November 2017

Carl Staley, Veteran Honored at Gator/UAB Football Game

Carl Staley was honored on-field for his service to our country during the Vietnam War Era. Carl was a sergeant in the US Air Force stationed at Kunsan, Korea in support of the war.  Wells Fargo through their Community and Urban Stabilization Program donated a house to R.E.A.C.H. (Real Estate, Education and Community Housing. R.E.A.C.H. renovated […]

Financial Wellness Seminar a Big Success

R.E.A.C.H. held a financial wellness seminar on November 4th 2017 at the Renaissance Charter School at Palms West and it was a great success as reported by The Town Crier Newspaper: “A free Financial Wellness Seminar, sponsored by Freddie Mac and co-hosted by REACH (Real Estate, Education and Community Housing Inc.) and Mr. Cooper (formerly […]

9th of August 2017

Avoiding Scams

Summer is a busy homebuying season. If you’re in the market for a new home this year, watch out for email phishing scams. According to reports, the scams target homebuyers who are nearing the closing date on their mortgage loan. The scammers attempt to steal the homebuyer’s closing funds—for example, their down payment and closing […]

Homebuyer Regrets

An article in the July 9, 2017 Palm Beach Post by Jonnelle Marta is worth reading by all prospective home buyers and is reproduced below: In many parts of the country, would-be buyers are finding that there aren’t enough homes on the market. That could lead them to move more quickly than they would like […]

31st of October 2016

With the help of FCLF, R.E.A.C.H will rehab 12-20 homes/year

  “Taking blight properties from abandonment to life, is not as easy as it looks. A lot of communication, coordination and effort occur to make the “American Dream” of homeownership come true. Our partnership with the Florida Community Loan Fund makes the overall process simpler, alleviating us of the financial stress and capital needed to […]

13th of July 2016

Reach Returns To Washington

On May 18, 2015, REACH team members, Patricia Tracey, Chief Executive Officer and Kenesha Wood, Director of Counseling, returned to Washington for a legislative conference with Ocwen Financial Corporation. REACH has long enjoyed the support of Ocwen and its President, Ron Farris. Ocwen is the leader in principal reduction for mortgages serviced. It has been […]

Fed’s final push for HARP?

Brena Swanson February 17, 2016 Before the Home Affordable Refinance Program expires at the end of 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency is launching a major social media campaign to try and pull in the remaining 367,600 people still eligible. According to the FHFA, those eligible could still save up to $2,400 per year through […]

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