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HUD Home Buying Guide
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HUD Home Buying Guide
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Learn about how the Federal Housing Administration can help make home buying easier and more affordable. (Previous item number: 647M)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Home Equity Loans
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What You Should Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit
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What You Should Know About Home Equity Lines of Credit
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Includes questions, terms, tips and a checklist to find the plan that meets your needs and protects your interests. Explains how to compare a line of credit to a traditional second mortgage, and what to do if your lender freezes your line of credit. (Previous item number: 329W)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Mortgage
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5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage
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5 Tips for Shopping for a Mortgage
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Learn how to determine what you can afford as well as all the various components of getting a loan and picking a trusted adviser to get mortgage advice from.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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A Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Refinancings
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A Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Refinancings
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Will refinancing be beneficial to you? Learn the costs and how to tell if the time is right. Includes a mortgage shopping worksheet with a dozen key questions to ask. (Previous item number: 328W)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages
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Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages
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Basic features, advantages, risks, and terminology associated with adjustable rate mortgages. Explains how ARMs work and how to reduce your risk. Includes a table for comparing mortgages. (Previous item number: 330W)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage (Tagalog booklet)
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Have a Mortgage (Tagalog booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Tagalog 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: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage? (Chinese booklet)
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Have a Mortgage? (Chinese booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Chinese 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: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage? (French booklet)
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Have a Mortgage? (French booklet)
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This detailed booklet in French 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: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage? (Haitian Creole booklet)
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Have a Mortgage? (Haitian Creole booklet)
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This detailed booklet Haitian Creole 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: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage? (Korean booklet)
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Have a Mortgage? (Korean booklet)
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This detailed booklet Korean 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: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Have a Mortgage? What You Can Expect Under Federal Rules
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Have a Mortgage? What You Can Expect Under Federal Rules
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This detailed booklet helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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How to Buy A Home With A Low Down Payment
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How to Buy A Home With A Low Down Payment
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Describes how to qualify for a low down payment mortgage, determine what you can afford, and how mortgage insurance works. (Previous item number: 528X)
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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More About Mortgages
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More About Mortgages
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Learn more about the new rules that will be taking effect to protect consumers from risky mortgages and help borrowers better manage a home loan as well as using financial institutions' social networking sites and opening a savings account after you have been turned down.
Available: in print, online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Need Help With Your Mortgage? Don't Get Scammed
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Need Help With Your Mortgage? Don't Get Scammed
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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. (Previous item number: 623Y)
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Reverse Mortgages
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Reverse Mortgages
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Explains how reverse mortgages can help older homeowners who are "house-rich but cash-poor" remain in their homes and still meet their financial obligations
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD's Settlement Cost Booklet
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Shopping for Your Home Loan: HUD's Settlement Cost Booklet
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Become familiar with the various stages of the home-buying process, including deciding whether you are ready to buy a home, and providing factors to consider in determining how much you can afford to spend. Lenders and mortgage brokers are required by law to give you this booklet within three days of applying for a mortgage loan.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Chinese booklet)
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Chinese booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Chinese helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (French booklet)
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (French booklet)
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This detailed booklet in French helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Haitian Creole booklet)
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Haitian Creole booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Haitian Creole helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Korean booklet)
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Korean booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Korean helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Tagalog booklet)
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Shopping for a Mortgage? (Tagalog booklet)
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This detailed booklet in Tagalog helps consumers understand the federal rules that protect them as they manage their current mortgage. It can be downloaded and printed from your computer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Shopping for a Mortgage? What You Can Expect Under Federal Rules
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Shopping for a Mortgage? What You Can Expect Under Federal Rules
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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
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The 2014 "Make the Most of Your Mortgage" Checklist
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The 2014 "Make the Most of Your Mortgage" Checklist
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Explains how consumers can get important information about their mortgage, check for delays in posting mortgage payments, fix mistakes by mortgage servicers and avoid foreclosure.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Tips for Homebuyers: Make the Most of the New CFPB Mortgage Rules
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Tips for Homebuyers: Make the Most of the New CFPB Mortgage Rules
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In one page, find out how you can take advantage of federal mortgage rules to keep your mortgage-related fees low, get better information about market prices and make sure you are getting advice that is in your best interest.
Available: in print, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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What the New CFPB Mortgage Rules Mean for Families and Homeowners
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What the New CFPB Mortgage Rules Mean for Families and Homeowners
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This detailed guide is useful for housing counselors and others who need a step-by-step, detailed breakdown of the CFPB foreclosure procedures and mortgage servicing policies related to loss mitigation applications.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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