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Si usted es propietario de una vivienda y necesita dinero para pagar cuentas o para hacer reparaciones en su casa, es posible que crea que un préstamo sobre el valor neto de la vivienda (home equity loan en inglés) sea la solución. (Un préstamo sobre el valor neto de la vivienda se refi ere a un préstamo garantizado por la inversión neta en el hogar tras restarla del valor total de la hipoteca.) Pero no todos los
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Your home is likely your most valuable asset, and you have an interest in maintaining ownership, protecting your equity and preserving your credit rating. This manual describes how you can better protect yourself from scams and deceptive business practices aimed at homeowners. Mortgage fraud, foreclosure rescue schemes and other deceptive practices have invaded our state, offering empty promises and stealing the dream of home ownership. Both Idaho and federal law offer some protections against mortgage fraud. Some of these laws are discussed in this manual.
Idaho Department of Finance Frequesntly Asked Questions (FAQ) about Consumer Finance.
Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America. HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) created one of the first. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is FHA's reverse mortgage program which enables you to withdraw some of the equity in your home. The HECM is a safe plan that can give older Americans greater financial security. Many seniors use it to supplement social security, meet unexpected medical expenses, make home improvements and more. You can receive free information about reverse mortgages in general by calling AARP toll free at (800) 209-8085.
What is predatory lending? Predatory lending is the practice of preying on, or taking advantage of, an individual or group of people that may have a difficult time buying or refinancing a home such as people who may be poor, uneducated, elderly, or in a protected class. Under the Fair Housing Act, a protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, disability, familial status, and gender. How do I know if I've been a victim?

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