Mortgages For Dummies

Mortgages For Dummies

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For typical homeowners, the monthly mortgage payment is either their largest or, after income taxes, second-largest expense item. When you're shopping for a mortgage without the proper knowledge, you could easily waste many hours of your time in addition to the financial losses suffered by not getting the best loan you can. Choosing the right mortgage can help you save money for more important financial goals such as higher education and retirement. "Mortgages For Dummies, Second Edition" is for anyone who needs a loan to buy their first home, wants to refinance their existing mortgage, or would like to tap into the equity they've built up. Updated to include the very latest on every kind of loan, this friendly, easy-to-understand guide will help you: shop for the best home-purchase mortgage; overcome loan qualification obstacles; negotiate lower loan fees and closing costs; save by refinancing the house; and increase retirement income with a reverse mortgage. Once you select the right mortgage for your situation, you can explore, step-by-step, how to get the best possible deal.
"Mortgages For Dummies, Second Edition" also covers the following topics and more: determining your borrowing power; qualifying for a mortgage; locating and selecting a loan; finding the best lender and options; tackling loan paperwork; refinancing and other money makers. For most of us, the mortgage field is jammed with jargon and fraught with fiscal pitfalls. It's up to you to seek the knowledge necessary to make your mortgage process more rewarding. This handy guide shows you everything you need to know to find your way through the home financing jungle and make the best decisions possible.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764571923
  • 9780764571923
  • 1,797,455

About Eric Tyson

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, and taxes. Ray Brown is a veteran real estate consultant and writer.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Fine-Tuning Your Finances. Chapter 1: Determining Your Borrowing Power. Chapter 2: Qualifying for a Mortgage. Chapter 3: Scoping Out Your Credit Score. Part II: Locating a Loan. Chapter 4: Fathoming the Fundamentals. Chapter 5: Selecting the Best Home Purchase Loan. Chapter 6: Surveying Special Situation Loans. Part III: Landing a Lender. Chapter 7: Finding Your Best Lender. Chapter 8: Surfing the Internet's Mortgage Sites. Chapter 9: Choosing Your Preferred Mortgage. Chapter 10: Managing Mortgage Paperwork. Part IV: Refinancing and Other Money Generators. Chapter 11: Refinancing Your Mortgage. Chapter 12: Reverse Mortgages for Retirement Income. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 13: Ten Mortgage No-Nos. Chapter 14: Ten Issues to Consider Before Prepaying Your Loan. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Loan Amortization Table. Appendix B: Remaining Balance Tables. Appendix C: Glossary. Index.
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