In 2023, U.S. bankruptcies spiked by 16% to 434,064, underscoring growing economic distress. For homeowners facing foreclosure, Chapter 13 offers hope, enabling debt reorganization and home retention, unlike Chapter 7. This rise, notably in low-income areas, emphasizes the critical role of legal guidance in navigating bankruptcy to safeguard homes.
Tax season is here! Our latest guide gives information on how to file your taxes efficiently and affordably. We've compiled available resources and programs in your state aimed at reducing the financial burden and complexity of tax filing. Read the guide to discover free or low-cost tax preparation services available in your area.
The timeline for foreclosing on a house varies significantly depending on state-specific legal frameworks and regulations. In some jurisdictions, the foreclosure process can be relatively quick, concluding in just a few months. In others, however, it might extend well over a year. Learn the expected duration of a foreclosure processes in the states that SUN serves.
BlueHub SUN's unique approach to aiding homeowners in financial distress, offers solutions where traditional lenders may not. Lauren Taylor, a single mother, was saved from losing her home to a balloon payment through a timely loan from SUN. Kevin Russell, a single father, avoided eviction and increased his home equity with SUN's refinance loan.
Gary Plummer joined HomeFree-USA in 2012 to combat the Black homeownership crisis. Specializing in strategic partnerships and counseling, the nonprofit targets the racial homeownership gap, highlighted by minimal progress since 1968. Their work in education and financial literacy empowers sustainable homeownership and generational wealth in marginalized communities.
As temperatures begin to dip, make sure your home is ready for winter so that you can keep the cold out and your heating bill down. Check out these 10 tips to winterizing your home on a budget.
Credit scores weigh heavily on a homeowner's ability to borrow money. This actionable guide provides a month-by-month strategy to improve your credit score steadily over time.
Financial hardship can arise suddenly, putting your most valuable asset – your home – at risk. While foreclosure may feel like an alarming prospect, strategic action can help protect your home even in difficult circumstances.
Find out the latest on the Homeowner Assistance Fund grant program for mortgage relief in BlueHub SUN service areas.
Adjust your routine spending and cut back on non-essential purchases to improve your financial health - especially during inflationary periods.