Resources

Borrowing Basics: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Developed by the Fannie Mae Foundation. It includes a guide to educate people on what predatory lending is, how to identify it and how it can negatively affect consumers. To build on the guide, a new 30-minute educational video focuses on helping individuals avoid predatory lending tactics. To order free copies of the video, call 1-800-665-0012. For a free guide in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Polish or Portuguese, call 1-800-605-7100; for a guide in Spanish, call 1-800-792-9600.

Looking for the Best Mortgage: Shop, Compare, Negotiate

A brochure by the federal Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending. It is available in English or Spanish (Buscando la hipoteca mas favorable: Compare, Verifique, Negocie). The brochure describes how comparing and negotiating interest rates, fees and other payment terms may help consumers get the best financing and possibly save thousands of dollars, whether they are seeking a home purchase, a refinancing or a home equity loan. Single printed copies are available free from the Board of Governors by calling (202) 452-3245. The brochure can also be printed from the Board's web site. Go to: www.federalreserve.gov. Click on publications and then brochures.

When Your Home Is on the Line: What You Should Know about Home Equity Lines of Credit

A recently revised brochure from the Federal Reserve Board. Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act, requires creditors to provide the brochure, or a suitable substitute, to consumers when an application form is provided for a home equity line of credit. Creditors may use the earlier version of the brochure until existing supplies are exhausted. Copies of the revised brochure are available from Publications Services, Mail Stop127, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551 or by calling (202) 452-3245. The first 100 copies are free. The brochure also is available on the Board's web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/HomeLine/.

Little Rock/North Little Rock Area: Learn Before You Leap into Buying a Home

A new brochure from the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It identifies organizations that provide homebuyer counseling in central Arkansas. For free copies, call Lyn Haralson at (501) 324-8240.

Louisville Area: Learn Before You Leap into Buying a Home

A new brochure from the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It identifies organizations that provide homebuyer counseling in the Louisville area, including Indiana. For free copies, call Faith Weekly at (502) 568-9216.

St. Louis Area Homebuyer Counseling Providers

A brochure from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Organizations that provide counseling for homebuyers in the St. Louis area are profiled in this brochure, revised in January. For free copies, call Diana Zahner at (314) 444-8761.

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