Low-cost/no-cost homeowner booklets
Julie Garton-Good, GRI

All "Castle-Keeper" home owners need a constant source of information on ways to keep their homes affordable.

Here's a list of free (unless otherwise stated) booklets and brochures you can order to make your home ownership journey a pleasant (and cost-effective) one!

Unraveling the Mortgage Loan Mystery

Federal National Mortgage Association

Drawer MM

3900 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20006

A Consumer's Glossary of Mortgage Terms

Self Test (for qualifying for mortgages)

What Happens After You Apply for a Mortgage

Mortgage Bankers' Association

1125 15th St., NW

Washington, DC 20005

The Mortgage Money Guide (comparisons of home financing options)

Federal Trade Commission

Bureau of Consumer Protection

Pennsylvania Ave & 6th St, NW

Washington, DC 20580

When Your Loan is Transferred to Another Lender

Mortgage Bankers' Association

1125 15th St., NW

Washington, DC 20005

National Institute for Consumer Education (lists of booklets on credit issues)

207 Rackham Building

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Lead Poisoning and Your Children and

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home

(Part of a complete packet of information available from the National Lead Information Center)

Call 1-800-LEADFYI (24 hours a day) or request via Internet E-mail to ehc@cais.com

Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction

U.S. Government Printing Office

Superintendent of Documents

Mail Stop: SSOP

Washington, DC 20402-9328

A Home Buyer's Guide to Environmental Hazards

Federal National Mortgage Association

Department E

PO Box 23867

Baltimore, MD 21201-9998

The Inside Story--A Guide to Indoor Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Public Information Center

401 M Street, SW

Washington, DC 20460

Easy Access Housing: For Easier Living (Checklist for what to look for in a disability-adapted home)

National Easter Seal Society

70 East Lake St.

Chicago, IL 60601

Various federal government pamphlets (free or up to $1.50 each)

Write for a free catalog:

Consumer Information Center

PO Box 100

Pueblo, CO 81002