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Home and Consumer

Buying your first home? Wondering about the charges and fees on your utility bill? These resources offer tips and explanations for homeowners.

<span class="sr-only">Consumer Tips</span>

Consumer Tips for Utilities and Services

Utilities and services can be confusing but they don't have to be if you know these tips.

Telephone Tips

Natural Gas Tips

Electric Tips

Video/Cable/TV Tips

<span class="sr-only">Explanation of Utility Charges</span>

Explanation of Charges

Ever received a utility bill and wondered what all of those little fees and charges meant? Review these resources to learn what they are.

Telephone Bill Charges Explained

Electric Bill Charges Explained

Natural Gas Bill Charges Explained

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Thinking about buying a home? We have information that can help! Got questions? Talk to one of our housing counselors!

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Mortgage down payment assistance and housing education.

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A mortgage loan is a loan that a bank or lender gives you to help finance the purchase of a house. The house you buy acts as collateral in exchange for the money you are borrowing to finance the mortgage for a house. A mortgage payment is generally composed of four parts: principal, interest, taxes and insurance. It is normally paid on a monthly basis.

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Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) has become a top priority in Michigan. For every $1 spent on these energy efficiency programs, customers can save $4 in avoided energy costs.

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