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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Housing and Homeownership issues in Pennsylvania.

  • SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

    The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over. Read More

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Buying a Home

    Information and tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities on buying a home. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
  • Buying a Home

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Buying a Home

    Information from Erie County Bar Association on the basic steps involved in buying a home. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Land Contracts

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on land contracts - installment sale agreements for the sale of real estate. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Land Disputes with Neighbors

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on common land disputes between neighbors. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Selling a Home

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association you should know when planning to sell your home. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • The Dangers of Rent-to-Own Agreements (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia explains some potential problems that may present themselves in a Rent-to-Own arrangement to purchase a house, whereby you live in the house as a tenant, pay rent each month, and have the rent count toward the purchase of the property. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The Deed to Your Home

    Information from SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia) on what you need to know about your deed. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • Your Step-by-Step Mortgage Guide - From Application to Closing

    Information from Freddie Mac for you to consider as you enter into a mortgage. Content Detail

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    Freddie Mac
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Shopping for a Mortgage

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities on shopping for a mortgage to finance or re-finance your home. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
  • Guidance for Homeowners - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    information for Homeowners from HUD. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Homeowners Insurance

    Information and resources from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to help answer your questions and help you understand your options regarding Homeowners Insurance. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Insurance Department
  • PA Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

    Overview of programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue including information on property tax relief; rebate estimate calculator; commonly asked questions; as well as downloadable forms and instruction booklet. Claimants or spouses 65 years of age or older; widows or widowers 50 years of age or older; and permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Revenue