Sylvia Alvarez

How Can You Be 35% Less Likely to Go Into Foreclosure, with Sylvia Alvarez – The First Time Home Buyer Podcast – Episode 51


Sylvia Alvarez is the founder and Executive Director of the Housing & Education Alliance, a HUD certified housing counseling agency serving over 35,000 Tampa Bay area residents since 2002. She has also Co-Authored a book entitled “The American Nightmare: Strategies for Preventing, Surviving and Overcoming Foreclosure” which she wrote at the start of the foreclosure crisis when there was little to no information for consumers facing foreclosure.


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Top Tips for Buying a Home

What is your biggest piece of advice you can give to someone trying to buy their first home now

  • Please, get educated first. This is my Bible.
  • Also go to a HUD counselor to get educated first.

What could help first time home buyers save time?

  • Work with great professionals. And please, don’t work with friends and family because you’ll end up not talking to each other!

How can first time home buyers choose the best professionals to work with?

  • Ask your HUD counseling agency because we have a list of recommended professionals that we have vetted over the years.

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Is there anything we can do for you?

  • Yes! Educate yourself first
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