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Doing it Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor

The video guides consumers through the process of selecting, hiring and managing a contractor including: how to verify a contractor's credentials, what to include in the written contract How to prevent common disputes, and where to go if problems arise.

Home Equity Loans and Credit Lines

How to protect your home and your equity.

Reverse Mortgages

Info about how reverse mortgages work, types of reverse mortgages available, and how to get the best deal on a reverse mortgage.

5 Tips for Dealing with a Home Equity Line Freeze or Reduction

A step-by-step guide on what to do when your lender changes your home equity line of credit.

Mortgage Relief Scams

Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.

Using the Services of a Mortgage Broker

The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about using the services of a mortgage broker, which may assist you in making an informed decision when seeking a home loan

Protecting Consumers in Homeowner Associations

The Office of the Attorney General has limited, discretionary authority to intervene on behalf of homeowners who are denied certain prescribed rights provided by the California Corporations Code.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Insurance Claims

What should my first steps be? What does the Additional Living Expense (ALE) part of my policy cover? Will my insurer cover the cost if I live in a trailer during reconstruction? Who is responsible for clearing the debris from my lot and is that covered under my policy? How can I get a fair claim settlement? What are my legal rights in California? The insurance company will only pay according to its "pricing guidelines"?

Hiring Contractors After Disasters

Rebuilding after a natural disaster. How to check a contractor's license status and history.

Using the Services of a Mortgage Broker

The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about using the services of a mortgage broker, which may assist you in making an informed decision when seeking a home loan

Getting Your Mortgage Company To Release Insurance Proceeds

Why can't I just deposit and use my insurance checks? Will the mortgage company pay me interest on the insurance proceeds they are holding?

Mortgage Relief Scams

Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.

Housing Counseling Agencies

Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

A Guide for Purchasing Your Mobilehome Park

The booklet describes generally the steps involved in the resident purchase of a mobilehome park, points out some problems common to resident purchase and provides information which is designed to help you understand your role in the process.

First-Time Homebuyers

CalHFA offers below-market interest rate first mortgage programs and a variety of down payment assistance programs to eligible first-time homebuyers.

Hiring Professional Help for an Insurance Claim

Information and tips on finding professional help for an insurance claim due to natural disaster.

Using the Services of a Mortgage Broker

The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about using the services of a mortgage broker, which may assist you in making an informed decision when seeking a home loan

Home Equity Loans and Credit Lines

How to protect your home and your equity.

Housing Counseling Agencies

Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

A Guide for Purchasing Your Mobilehome Park

The booklet describes generally the steps involved in the resident purchase of a mobilehome park, points out some problems common to resident purchase and provides information which is designed to help you understand your role in the process.

Doing it Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor

The video guides consumers through the process of selecting, hiring and managing a contractor including: how to verify a contractor's credentials, what to include in the written contract How to prevent common disputes, and where to go if problems arise.

First-Time Homebuyers

CalHFA offers below-market interest rate first mortgage programs and a variety of down payment assistance programs to eligible first-time homebuyers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Insurance Claims

What should my first steps be? What does the Additional Living Expense (ALE) part of my policy cover? Will my insurer cover the cost if I live in a trailer during reconstruction? Who is responsible for clearing the debris from my lot and is that covered under my policy? How can I get a fair claim settlement? What are my legal rights in California? The insurance company will only pay according to its "pricing guidelines"?

Getting Your Mortgage Company To Release Insurance Proceeds

Why can't I just deposit and use my insurance checks? Will the mortgage company pay me interest on the insurance proceeds they are holding?

Hiring Contractors After Disasters

Rebuilding after a natural disaster. How to check a contractor's license status and history.

Hiring Professional Help for an Insurance Claim

Information and tips on finding professional help for an insurance claim due to natural disaster.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Mortgage Relief Scams

Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.

Protecting Consumers in Homeowner Associations

The Office of the Attorney General has limited, discretionary authority to intervene on behalf of homeowners who are denied certain prescribed rights provided by the California Corporations Code.

Reverse Mortgages

Info about how reverse mortgages work, types of reverse mortgages available, and how to get the best deal on a reverse mortgage.

5 Tips for Dealing with a Home Equity Line Freeze or Reduction

A step-by-step guide on what to do when your lender changes your home equity line of credit.

Using the Services of a Mortgage Broker

The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about using the services of a mortgage broker, which may assist you in making an informed decision when seeking a home loan

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