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This consumer advisory describes common foreclosure scams, suggests ways homeowners can avoid those scams, and outlines new federal rules to protect homeowners from such schemes. This advisory also lists 10 warning signs homeowners can use to identify foreclosure scams. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brief Tools
Tags: mortgage, modification, scams, foreclosure rescue
Date: 4/20/2017
Explains the costly consequences of default. Stresses that if you’re having trouble making your mortgage payments, you should contact your loan servicer to discuss your options as soon as you can. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 3/30/2017
Explains how reverse mortgages (RMs) can help older homeowners who are “house-rich but cash-poor” remain in their homes and still meet their financial obligations. Explains how the three types of RMs work: single-purpose, federally-insured, and proprietary; and how to get a good deal, and where to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 3/30/2017
Learn how mortgage servicers operate and what your rights are. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for you? Read about abusive lending practices, how to avoid them, and how to save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
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: 3/31/2017
When you apply for a mortgage, the law protects you from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or whether you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Homebuyers have protections under The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act. Find out what loans are covered, what disclosures are required, and what’s not allowed. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you’re having trouble paying your mortgage, all is not lost. There is legitimate help to help you save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Scammers often promise to get your mortgage terms changed, but don’t deliver. Learn how to recognize the signs of a mortgage relief scam. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017