Federal Trade Commission
Buying or renting a home is a big financial decision. And whether it’s a condo, a townhouse, or a single family residence — new construction or a home with a history — this transaction will have a significant impact on your budget. What do you need to know?
Information is critical when you are shopping for a mortgage. And it’s equally important to know the consequences of falling behind on your payments and the telltale signs of a foreclosure rescue scam. What about a reverse mortgage? When could it be a good deal — and when can it be a dud?
Building a deck? Installing an alarm system? Repaving the driveway? You can save time, money, and frustration by knowing the signs of a home improvement scam, and the consumer protections in the Cooling Off Rule.
Energy efficiency comes in all sizes and shapes — from appliances and toilets to windows and light bulbs. The choices you make for your home or business can have a big impact on your budget — and on the environment.
If you’re a renter or a property owner, scammers use tricks to try to get your money, like bogus rental listings and timeshare reseller rip-offs.