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How to Save Thousands of Dollars on your Home Mortgage

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Find The Home Mortgage That’s Right For You

Finding the right mortgage can be complex, confusing, and frustrating. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for anything other than the terms you want. This indispensable and newly updated second edition of How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage spells out everything mortgage hunters need to know in clear and accessible terms. It covers more loan alternatives than any other book and examines the importance of discount points. It offers complete details on virtually every mortgage option currently available, what advantages each option offers, how to choose the right one for your needs, and how to save money in the process. New information in this edition will help you use the Internet to find a home and get a mortgage, examine automated underwriting models and conforming loan limits, and weigh new shopping strategies. Easy-to-read charts and graphs, helpful sample forms, and numerous examples will help you understand:

  • First-time buyers programs
  • APR, buy-downs, reverse mortgages, accelerated payoffs, and zero point loans
  • Refinancing strategies
  • Closing costs, lender fees, and other expenses
  • How to dispute credit report errors and fix credit problems
  • How to use the Internet for loan analysis

Synopsis:

Confused by the terminology?

Overwhelmed by the choices?

Baffled by the forms?

You're not alone. The mortgage business has become so complex that most people can't make heads or tails of it. This indispensable new guide spells everything out for you—in clear, accessible terms. Covering more loan alternatives than any other book, and providing a first-time look at the importance of discount points, How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage has complete details on virtually every mortgage option currently available, what their advantages are, how to choose the one that's right for you, and—best of all—how to save money in the process. With easy-to-read charts and graphs, helpful sample forms, and numerous examples, here's where you'll learn about:

  • First-time buyers programs
  • APR, buy-downs, reverse mortgages, accelerated payoffs, and zero point loans
  • Refinancing strategies
  • Closing costs, lender fees, and other expenses
  • Disputing credit report errors and fixing credit problems
  • Using the Internet for loan analysis
  • And much more!

About the Author

RANDY JOHNSON is President of Independence Mortgage Company and has personally originated over $600 million in residential loans. He is also the author of How to Find a Home and Get a Mortgage on the Internet, available from Wiley. Visit his Web site at www.loan-wolf.com.

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND.

The Structure of the Mortgage Industry.

How Lenders Influence Borrowers' Choices.

How Lenders Market Loans.

How to Choose the Right Loan.

For First-Time Home Buyers.

The Lowdown on ARMs.

CHOOSING A LENDER AND GETTING APPROVED.

Qualifying 101.

Credit.

Bank, S&L, or Broker?

Shopping for a Loan and Negotiating with a Lender.

APR, Buy-Downs, and Discount Points.

What to Do When You Run Into a Problem.

LOCKING AND CLOSING.

How Lenders Can Cheat Their Customers.

Closing Costs, Lender Fees, and Other Fees.

ADVANCED TOPICS.

Qualifying 201.

Refinancing.

Fifteen-Year Loans and Accelerated Payoffs.

Equity Lines, Seconds, and Reverse Mortgages.

No-Cost and Zero-Cost Loans.

Technology: The Internet and Software.

Epilogue: On The Need for Reform and Other Thoughts.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471192534
Author:
Johnson, Randy
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Real Estate - Mortgages
Subject:
Mortgage loans
Subject:
Finance
Subject:
Mortgage loans -- United States.
Subject:
Property & Real Estate
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20020808
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.98x6.01x.77 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Confused by the terminology?

Overwhelmed by the choices?

Baffled by the forms?

You're not alone. The mortgage business has become so complex that most people can't make heads or tails of it. This indispensable new guide spells everything out for you—in clear, accessible terms. Covering more loan alternatives than any other book, and providing a first-time look at the importance of discount points, How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage has complete details on virtually every mortgage option currently available, what their advantages are, how to choose the one that's right for you, and—best of all—how to save money in the process. With easy-to-read charts and graphs, helpful sample forms, and numerous examples, here's where you'll learn about:

  • First-time buyers programs
  • APR, buy-downs, reverse mortgages, accelerated payoffs, and zero point loans
  • Refinancing strategies
  • Closing costs, lender fees, and other expenses
  • Disputing credit report errors and fixing credit problems
  • Using the Internet for loan analysis
  • And much more!

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