How do I get information on housing discrimination?
The U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave.,
NW DC 20530
P: (202) 514-2000,
You can also contact your local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office.
More Detailed Information:
Booklet, "Your Loan is Denied, Defending Yourself Against Mortgage Lending Discrimination"
The Center for Investigative Reporting
500 Howard Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105-3008
P: (415) 543-1200.
Where can I get information about closing costs?
"Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Settlement Costs"
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Public Information Department, P.O. Box 7702
San Francisco, CA 94120
P: (415) 974-2163
Where can I get information on housing market stats?
A real estate agent is a great source for finding out the local housing market status.
Overall Housing Statistics:
U.S. Housing Markets publishes quarterly reports on home building and home buying. Your local builders association probably gets this report. You can also contact the housing research firm directly, located in Canton, Mich.; P: (800) 755-6269 for information; the firm also maintains website.
The U.S. Bureau of the Census in Washington, D.C.; (301) 495-4700. The census bureau also maintains a website. The Chicago Title company also has published a pamphlet, "Who's Buying Homes in America."
Chicago Title and Trust Family of Title Insurers
171 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60601-3294.
How do I reach the IRS?
(IRS) Internal Revenue Service, P: (800) TAX-1040.