U.S. government offers many consumer booklets

August 29, 1993|By Copley News Service

The federal Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, Colo., offers more than 200 booklets to the public. Here are some samples, along with the item number and cost:

"A Home of Your Own: Helpful Advice on Choosing, Buying and Enjoying a Home." An upbeat how-to on buying a home, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Includes useful checklists and tips. 30 pages. 568Z. Free.

"Home Buyer's Vocabulary." A glossary of real estate terms. 14 pages. 123Z. $1.

"A Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Refinancing." A very basic guide; may seem out of date in today's changing mortgage market. 8 pages. 470Z. 50 cents.

"A Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Lock-Ins." How lock-ins work and what to ask your lender. 14 pages. 469Z. 50 cents.

"Reverse Mortgages." How older Americans can tap the equity in their homes to increase retirement income. 3 pages. 427Z. 50 cents.

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