English Library: Buying a Home

Some of the following Consumer Action publications are available in bulk for non-profit or government agencies to distribute for educational purposes. Further info can be found on the How To Order Publications page.

What You Need to Know about ‘alternative’ Mortgage Lenders

Library: English | What You Need to Know about ‘alternative’ Mortgage Lenders
Nearly 50 percent of all home loans are made by mortgage lenders that are not banks. Non-bank mortgages offer benefits for many borrowers—if they know which loan terms to look for and which to steer clear of. In addition to highlighting potentially risky loan terms to avoid, this fact sheet explains the consumer protection requirements lenders must meet and offers tips and resources for homebuyers shopping for a mortgage. Category: Credit Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Mar 21, 2016

 
Buying a Home - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Buying a Home - Leader’s Guide
The Buying a Home Leaderʼs Guide provides detailed information, written in question-and-answer format, to help teach potential homebuyers how to navigate the often complex process of purchasing a home. The guide covers such topics as how to choose a real estate professional, how to qualify for a mortgage, and what is involved in the settlement (closing) process. It also explains unfamiliar terms and provides tips and suggestions to help the purchase process go more smoothly. Category: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Aug 20, 2013

 
You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English)

Library: English | You Can Buy a Home - The keys to homeownership (English)
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. In this brochure, we cover key topics for potential homeowners, including preparing to buy a home, predicting homeownership costs, finding the right home, shopping for a mortgage and making an offer. Category: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Aug 01, 2013

 
Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination

Library: English | Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination
The denial of housing opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial status or disability is housing discrimination, and it’s illegal. You can recognize if you are a victim of housing discrimination—and protect your rights—if you know what actions by landlords, sellers, lenders and others are against the law. Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides
This 23-slide presentation, available for download in the “Download File” section of this page, is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination Lesson Plan and Class Activities." Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This 24-page packet, available only as a PDF download, contains a detailed curriculum for teaching consumers what their fair housing rights are and how to file a housing discrimination complaint. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination PowerPoint Slides." Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Consumer Action Housing Help

Library: English | Consumer Action Housing HelpForeclosure Prevention Guide
This free resource guide is designed to help struggling homeowners at all stages in the foreclosure process. It lists a wide variety of government and private programs and websites where homeowners can learn if they are eligible for help in saving their homes. Category: Foreclosure Housing Buying a Home Mortgages on Aug 25, 2011

 
You Can Buy a Home - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

Library: English | You Can Buy a Home - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)
This PowerPoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section. Category: Housing Buying a Home Home Financing Mortgages on Apr 29, 2011

 
Successful Homeownership - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

Library: English | Successful Homeownership - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)
The Successful Homeownership PowerPoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section. Category: Foreclosure Housing Buying a Home Housing Insurance Insurance Mortgages on Apr 29, 2011

 
Successful Homeownership - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Successful Homeownership - Leader’s Guide
Buying a home is a major achievement. But successful homeownership does not begin and end when the closing documents are signed. This Leader’s Guide provides information and background to help you teach prospective, new and established homeowners what they need to know to be successful at homeownership. Category: Foreclosure Housing Buying a Home Housing Insurance Insurance Mortgages on Sep 19, 2010

 
 

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