As the need to provide military personnel with financial education services increases, Sue Katz completes course on the unique circumstances of the military homebuyer.
Boston, MA – April 10, 2014
National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling is pleased to announce Sue Katz as a certified graduate of Boots Across America’s national certification course, which educates loan officers, realtors, and housing professionals on how to work with military clients.
The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course provides the tools and knowledge needed to effectively work with military borrowers, especially in a fast-paced and competitive market. It also includes timely advice for housing professionals regarding foreclosure prevention, with tips they can give their clients to help them avoid mortgage delinquencies in the future.
“We are passionate about helping servicemen and women make healthy financial decisions,” said Steven Trumble, President and CEO of Newton-based American Consumer Credit Counseling. “Thanks to The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course, we now have a deeper understanding of the nuances around military life and a better ability to offer expert advice to military men and women looking to buy a home.”
For service members and veterans, the dynamics of buying real estate and owning a home can be especially complex. The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course results in greater numbers of military families attaining affordable homes through knowledgeable professionals who understand the unique circumstances brought about by military service.
“Military members face many unique challenges when buying a home, and I believe it is our duty to demystify the process,” said Sue Katz, Community Educator of ACCC. “The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course gave me the skills I need to work with military homebuyers. I am so excited to put these newly developed skills into practice.”
The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course helps all housing professionals make sense of the military language, rank, and pay system. It even outlines what happens when a service member is injured, and explains how their pay will continue during hospitalization and treatment. Earning the Certification of Military Home Specialist indicates a significant knowledge base that active duty service members and veterans can rely on for prompt and accurate service of their housing needs. Certified Housing Professionals represent a commitment to provide quality service to military borrowers.
“I’ve been on all sides of the home-buying process,” says Beverly Ray Frase, author of The Boots Across America Certified Military Home Specialist Course. “I know where the speed bumps are, especially for our military men and women. Working with a certified housing professional should move them down the path to an accurate and timely closing.”
For more information about The Boots Across America, visit www.BootsAcrossAmerica.org
ACCC’s certified and experienced counselors offer various financial education, counseling, and debt management services to help consumers achieve long-term financial health and stability. ACCC works closely with various military and veterans financial education programs such as the National Guards Yellow Ribbon program and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:
- For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
- For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
- For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
- For more information on financial education workshops in New England, call 800-769-3571 x1980
- Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management and debt relief through education, credit counseling, and debt management solutions. As experts in debt and credit management, ACCC is well equipped to assist our US military service members and veterans with the unique financial challenges they face. ACCC provides veterans and current military personnel with the personal finance tools needed to evaluate their financial situation and determine the best possible debt solutions to ease their transition before, after, and during deployment. As one of the nation’s leading providers of personal finance education and credit counseling services, ACCC’s certified credit advisors work with consumers to help them determine the best plan of action to get out of debt and regain financial stability. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free personal finance resources, log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit TalkingCentsBlog.com.