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9/11 brings New HUD counseling tool: Why it’s a “game-changer”


Effective 9/11/2010, HUD will begin implementing the use of the Financial Interview Tool (FIT) and Benefits Check Up (BCU) as part of the new counseling protocol for reverse mortgages. Learn why you must prepare yourself and your clients with the free online training session. Register today here.HUD Reverse Mortgage Counseling Tool


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  1. Is that a flak jacket the pictured senior is wearing? If the picture is intended to be a senior taking counseling after 9/10/2010, — it should be!

  2. On the call you mentioned the HUD booklet “Preparing for you counseling session”. Can you tell us where to get this booklet? I serched the HUD website and could not come up with it. I requested a copy from one of the local counselors and they do not have it either. Thansk for the call…….It was very good!!!

    • Terry,

      You are most welcome. You can find what you’re looking for here.

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