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We found 8 publications for "Housing" category

Don't Get Scammed: How to Spot and Avoid Mortgage Assistance or Foreclosure Relief Scams
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This brochure describes what a mortgage relief scams are and offers tips on how to spot and avoid them. It also includes information on how to get help.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
How to Avoid Foreclosure
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Steps to take when you're having trouble paying your mortgage.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
How to Recognize Hazardous Defects in Trees
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Helps you identify and take corrective actions to fix cracks, decay, root problems, and other defects that may cause a tree to topple or limbs to fall. (Previous item number: 109Y)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
Ready to Buy a Home?
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Use this checklist of questions to ask yourself to decide if you're financially prepared for the responsibility of homeownership.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
Shopping for a Mortgage
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Taking the time to research and compare multiple loan offers can save you thousands of dollars. Learn about preapprovals, rate structures, loan terms and loan programs, so you can shop effectively.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
Shopping for a Mortgage?
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This detailed booklet helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them when they're shopping for a new mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
Should I Refinance?
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Consider these warning signs about your current situation, and review your financial goals and potential outcomes, to determine whether refinancing your mortgage makes sense.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right
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Lead-based paint, used in millions of homes and buildings built before 1978, can cause brain and nervous system damage to children under 6 if the paint is disturbed. This booklet provides steps renovators must, by law, follow when painting, repairing or renovating. (Previous item number: 115Y)
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free

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