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This brochure explains about dealing with mortgage lenders. It tells you where to look, what to look for, and what takes place when you apply for a mortgage. Knowing what to expect, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, may make it easier for you to get through the process. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Ever wonder how a lender decides whether to grant you credit? This article explains the system lenders use when determine whether to grant you a loan. It provides details on credit scores, credit reports. It also gives hints for steps you can take to improve your credit score. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
The Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 establishes rules for automatic termination and cancellation of Private Mortgage Insurance on home mortgages. This can save homeowners from having to pay for insurance they do not need. Find out if you qualify. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Using a credit line to borrow against the equity in your home has become a popular source of consumer credit. And lenders are offering these home equity credit lines in a variety of ways. This article provides background and tips for deciding if a home equity line of credit is right for you. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Whether you’re planning an addition for a growing family or simply getting new storm windows, finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project. This article provide guidance and steps to finding a competent and reliable More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
The article explains reverse mortgages and highlights their risks. Reverse mortgages are complex loans, and are secured by your home. It is important to understand their terms, risks, and costs before you sign a reverse mortgage contract. It is also important to consider alternatives to reverse More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News puts special focus on staying focused and avoiding costly decisions during major life events. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website, with downloadable brochure provides information on common foreclosure prevention scams, tips for detecting fraudulent deals, and resources for reporting criminal activity. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Brochure Website
Date: 3/27/2012
Summarizes consumers' credit rights when securing utility services. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012