Consumer Action Publications

Consumer Action creates award-winning free multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,500 community organizations. Nonprofit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2006

August

25
Before You Add Someone To Your Title (2006) Cover

Before You Add Someone To Your Title (2006). There are just a few valid reasons to amend your homeownership by adding another person’s name to the title to your home. This is also called transferring title. If you transfer all or part of your ownership to another person, you lose control.

April

13
ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English) Cover

ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English). This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 33-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take home worksheets. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

ID Theft & Account Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides (English) Cover

ID Theft & Account Fraud - PowerPoint Training Slides (English). The ID Theft & Account Fraud Powerpoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section.

January

09
Inspection reports Cover

Inspection reports What you need to know before you buy a home. Home inspection and hazard reports detail existing and potential problems with the home or property you are considering. These reports can help you decide whether repairs or mitigations (cures or preventative efforts) are needed.

Inspection reports (Spanish) Cover

Inspection reports (Spanish) lo que usted debe saber antes de comprar una vivienda. Las inspecciones y los informes de peligros detallan problemas existentes y potenciales de la vivienda o propiedad que usted está considerando adquirir. También pueden ayudarle a decidir si es necesario hacer reparaciones o mitigaciones (curas o prevenciones).

2000

October

01
Questions and Answers About Home Equity Loan Fraud Cover

Questions and Answers About Home Equity Loan Fraud CBO leader's guide to accompany 'Don't Lose Your Home: How to Avoid Home Equity Loan Fraud' fact sheet. A manual for community and consumer advocates working to educate senior, low income and minority home owners about the dangers of home equity loan fraud. Topics covered include home improvements, hiring a contractor, warning signs of fraud and the possibility of losing your home through a home equity loan.

1995

April

Real Estate Terms You Should Know Cover

Real Estate Terms You Should Know. A fact sheet that lists real estate terms that are helpful to know if you own or are thinking of buying you own home.

Real Estate Terms You Should Know (Spanish) Cover

Real Estate Terms You Should Know (Spanish). Hoja informativa que presenta terminología de bienes raíces que le será útil si piensa comprar una casa.

Before You Add Someone To Your Title (2001) (Spanish) Cover

Before You Add Someone To Your Title (2001) (Spanish). Hoja informativa que describe varios puntos que se deben considerar antes de incluir a otra persona en el título de propiedad de su vivienda, como el hecho de que se está otorgando derechos de propiedad y control a otra persona.

Financing Home Repairs (Spanish) Cover

Financing Home Repairs (Spanish). Hoja informativa que discute varias formas de financiar reparaciones y mejoras en su hogar, como contratos de pignoración y préstamos para mejoras de la vivienda de FHA Title 1. 60.

 

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