The Mortgage Encyclopedia: The Authoritative Guide to Mortgage Programs, Practices, Prices and Pitfalls, Second Edition

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Date

May 7, 2010

Format

Mixed media product, 352 pages

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ISBN

0071739580 / 9780071739580

$

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28.00



Overview


Main description

The bestselling one-stop guide to mortgages—updated for the post–housing crisis market!

The Mortgage Encyclopedia demystifies all the various mortgage terms, features, and options by offering clear, precise explanations.

Fully updated to address the new realities introduced by the housing crisis of 2007, The Mortgage Encyclopedia provides not just a complete description, but also in-depth discussion of the issues that may affect you, whether you're a homeowner (or homeowner-to-be), real estate agent, loan provider, or attorney. With this handy, comprehensive guide on hand, you have instant access to:

  • Definitions and explanations of common mortgage-related terms, as well as arcane mortgage terminology, listed alphabetically
  • Expert advice on the most pressing issues, such as whether to use a mortgage brokers, the benefits of paying points versus a larger down payment, and the hazards of cosigning a loan
  • The truth about common mortgage myths and misperceptions—and the pitfalls you need to avoid
  • Helpful tables on affordability, interest cost of fixed-rate versus adjustable rate mortgages, and much more

So the next time you ask yourself such questions as "Is this FHA loan right for me?" or "Can I negotiate this fee?" reach for this indispensable guide and get the fast, accurate information you need!


Author comments

About the Author
Jack Guttentag
is Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and founder of GHR Systems, Inc., a mortgage technology company. He actively consultants and has aided many government agencies and private financial institutions, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USAID, Citicorp and the World Bank


Back cover copy

Now you don't have to go it alone when you go for a loan!

The housing market has changed a lot in the past few years, which is why now, more than ever, you need expert advice to steer you through the complex process of taking out a mortgage.

Fully updated to address the new realities in the real estate and credit sectors, The Mortgage Encyclopedia provides descriptions and in-depth analyses of the issues that may affect you whether you're a homeowner (or prospective homeowner), a real estate agent, a loan provider, or an attorney. With this handy, concise, and comprehensive guide on hand, you have instant access to:

  • An expansive glossary of mortgage-related terms
  • Expert advice on a range of issues from whether to use a mortgage broker to the benefits of points versus a larger down-payment to the hazards of cosigning a loan
  • Traps and hidden costs you need to avoid-and the truth behind common mortgage myths
  • Helpful tables on affordability, interest cost of fixed-rate versus adjustable-rate mortgages, and much more
Your mortgage is the biggest financial commitment you'll ever make, so it's up to you to understand how it works. For the facts you need to save time, money, and your sanity when financing the purchase of a home, turn to The Mortgage Encyclopedia.

Jack Guttentag (Valley Forge, PA) is Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and founder of GHR Systems, Inc., a mortgage technology company.





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