In my home state of Nevada a homeowner can file a "Declaration of Homestead" with the county recorder in the county his primary residence is in and receive protection against involuntary liens such as judgments up to a maximum of $500,000 of equity. I have written about this may time in our local papers and provide these forms free of charge to anyone who calls and asks for them.
I got an inquiry from a person who lives Chaparral, New Mexico about the procedure and laws for Homesteading in that state. I said I didn't know but ... I knew how to find someone who did know. So ... let me know who out there has the answer and I'll pass your name and contact info on to this person.
If you are looking for a great prospecting tool that always makes our phone ring, this idea works every time. Visit our website at www.carsonvalleyland.com and look at how we present the information, just click on "Homestead your Home" We use the same copy each time we release the story and have a preprinted letter we always send out with the form. Now we even have the form in PDF Version to email to online inquiries. It's easy to set up. This is a great pubic service and an easy way to gather contacts.