Resources

Keys to My House Promotion

Help prospective homeowners be well informed by spreading the word about this unique new resource. Ideas for promoting this video include the following:

  • Download the short teaser video and post it to your website or social media – download English version | download Spanish version
    (Windows users right-click the link, Mac users hold down Ctrl key and click the link)
  • Download and distribute the video flyer
  • Include information about the video on your website
  • Include information about the video in your newsletter

Wherever the video is promoted, be sure to include links to the full-length version at ambar.org/KeysToMyHouse (English) and ambar.org/LasLlavesdeMiCasa (Spanish).

View press release

A Consumer’s Guide to Buying Your First Home

 

This 20-minute video, produced by the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities, walks a prospective homebuyer through the steps a consumer should take in buying a home.

 

This free resource is available in both English (The Keys to My House) and Spanish (Las Llaves de Mi Casa). Short samples of each video are available below. To view the videos in their entirety, visit:

ambar.org/KeysToMyHouse
ambar.org/LasLlavesdeMiCasa

 

The goal of the video is to help Hispanics, a group disproportionately affected during the mortgage foreclosure crisis that emerged in 2009, be well informed about the home-buying process.


Prior to the real estate collapse, experts said many Hispanic families did not fully understand the mechanics of buying a home, making them vulnerable to unfavorable purchase and financing contracts. Through the video, we hope to make future homebuyers more comfortable in navigating the process as well as provide a broader educational resource.

To complement the information in the video, resource pages are available in both English and Spanish with guides that offer Hispanics and others in the home-buying process information about finding a housing advisor, things to look for in the home purchase contract, information about financing options, and more.