Mortgages 101

Quick Answers to Over 250 Critical Questions About Your Home Loan

 Mortgages 101

Author: David Reed
Pub Date: May 2008
Print Edition: $16.95
Print ISBN: 9780814401668
Page Count: 320
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814401835

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"On my scale of one to 10, this outstanding home-mortgage book rates and off-the-charts 12."

-Robert J. Bruss, Real Estate Columnist

With mortgage stories dominating the front-page news, people—whether they’re buying a new house or refinancing—increasingly have questions about the complicated issues at stake. Arranged in an easily accessible question-and-answer format, Mortgages 101 provides readers with essential lending formulas, as well as important information on lending requirements and application procedures. The book shows readers how to save money by:

• understanding key terms like ARMs and hybrids—and reading what’s in the fine print • improving their credit scores to increase their borrowing power • using technology to get the lowest interest rates • maximizing their return on investment, and cutting the cost of mortgage insurance

This revised edition includes up-to-date material on new loan and government programs, as well as changes to the law regarding tax deductions, down payment assistance, reverse mortgages, bankruptcy, negative amortization and more—in short, all the answers readers need, in one must-have reference.

About the Author

David Reed is a seasoned mortgage banker and a columnist for Realty Times and Mortgage Originator magazine. He is the author of Mortgage Confidential (978-0-8144-7369-6), Your Guide to VA Loans (978-0-8144-7435-8), Who Says You Can’t Buy a Home! (978-0-8144-7340-5), and Your Successful Career as a Mortgage Broker (978-0-8144-7370-2).

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