As we round the corner toward Spring in Maine many folks think about new beginnings and for some that can mean a new home.

Anyone who has purchased a home previously understand the process of bank lending and mortgages can be confusing at times and there's a lot of paperwork, even when you work with a Realtor.

The State of Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection has released a new booklet designed to help you sort out financial regulations associated with lending, and more.

Here's a copy of the new booklet and for additional information you can contact the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection at 207-624-8527 or toll-free at 1-800-332-8529.