Financing & Sales|
100 Questions and
Answers About Buying a New Home.
This great guide focuses on finances--from how much home you can afford, to various mortgage loan programs,
insurance, taxes, and more. 40 pp.
Borrower's Guide to Home
Here's how to find the best loan when shopping for home equity loans and reverse mortgages. 16 pp.
Don't Be A Victim of Loan
Be a smart consumer when buying or refinancing your home. Use these 11 tips to learn more about predatory
lending, recognize tactics that predators use, identify warning signs of fraud, and more. 5 pp.
Financing an Energy-Efficient
Find mortgages and home improvement loans to make your home more energy efficient. 8 pp.
Guide to Single-Family
Home Mortgage Insurance.
Explains FHA mortgage insurance programs, including types available, how to qualify, how to apply, restrictions,
and more. 14 pp.
How To Avoid
Explains how homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages can avoid losing their homes and ruining their credit
because of missed payments. 5 pp.
How to Buy a Home With
a Low Down Payment.
Describes how to qualify for a low down payment mortgage, determine what you can afford, and how mortgage
insurance works. 9 pp.
How to Buy a
Manufactured (Mobile) Home.
Tips on selection and placement, warranties, site preparation, transportation, installation, and more. 14 pp.
HUD Home Buying
Step-by-step instructions for finding and financing a HUD home. Includes charts to help you estimate mortgage
payments. 14 pp.
Looking for the Best
Mortgage--Shop, Compare, Negotiate.
Use these 3 steps to save money on a mortgage or home loan. Includes a mortgage shopping worksheet. 7 pp.
Putting Your Home on the
Loan Line is Risky Business.
Before getting a home equity loan, explore your options, comparison shop, be aware of questionable lender
practices, and know your rights. Use the worksheet to compare loan offers from various lenders. 4 pp.
Tips for a Successful
Interstate Move (graphic only).
Helpful information when you move across state lines. Includes what you should know before choosing a mover, as
well as tips on what to do if there is a problem. 7 pp.
Twelve Ways to Lower Your
Homeowners Insurance Costs.
Practical tips and phone numbers of state insurance departments for more information. 4 pp.
Am I Covered?.
Answers 15 common questions regarding homeowners insurance and explains what is covered in a standard policy. 9 pp.
Cooling Your Home
Ways to save electricity and keep your home cool with landscaping, roof treatments, shading, and windows. 8 pp.
Drinking Water From
Families with their own wells are responsible for maintaining them and making sure that the water is safe to drink.
Here are the facts on sources of pollution and how to keep your water safe. 16 pp.
Elements of an Energy-Efficient
Learn the benefits of having energy-efficient elements in your home, such as energy-efficient doors, windows, and
appliances. 8 pp.
Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home .
Reduce your home energy use with tips on insulation, weatherization, heating, and more. 36 pp.
Explains how air conditioners work, what different types are available, and how to troubleshoot and maintain your air
conditioners. 8 pp.
Great American Home
Gives important tips to help stop slips/falls, poisoning, and fire/burns--the leading causes of home safety issues in
the U.S. 4 pp.
Healthy Lawn, Healthy
Tips on lawn care, including soil preparation, watering, mowing, pesticides, and choosing a lawn care service. 17 pp.
Home Sweet Home
Check for the warning signs of a shady contractor; ask questions to protect yourself from fraud; complete the post-
job checklist; and get tips on how to resolve complaints. 12 pp.
How to Prune Trees (graphic
Illustrated guide shows what to do, what not to do, tools to use, and when to trim to produce healthy, strong trees.
Indoor Electrical Safety
Quick and easy tips to make your home safe from electrical hazards. 21 pp.
National Flood Insurance
Property owners can purchase insurance against flooding losses. Learn the requirements, questions to ask, and
more. 20 pp.
Detailed guide to preventing outdoor electrical hazards that can cause fires and dangerous shocks. 33 pp.
Explains what propane is, where it comes from, and how the season and geographic region affect prices. 7 pp.
Residential Heating Oil
Sources of heating oil, reasons for fluctuations in oil prices, and tips to lower your monthly bill. 7 pp.
Residential Natural Gas
Where natural gas comes from, what gas bills cover, and factors that affect prices during the winter. 7 pp.
Selecting a New Water
Describes how different types of water heaters work and important features to consider when buying. 6 pp.
Surges Happen! How to Protect the
Appliances in Your Home.
Find out what power surges are, what appliances need protection, and what devices work best. 20 pp.
Water on Tap: What You Need to
Explains where it comes from and how it's treated, what contaminants are, and what to do in case of a problem with
either your public or private water supply. 27 pp.
Explains the various types of caulking and weather stripping to help you choose the best method to fix air leaks in
your home. 8 pp.