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The no-closing-cost mortgage

Here’s a way to refinance with the lowest fees. The no-closing-cost mortgage. It sounds too good to be true because lenders typically make bank, excuse the pun, by piling on hidden fees and keeping you distracted while rushing you through … Continue reading

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William D. Cohan’s New Book: House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street

Click here to see the book on Amazon.com. Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers had huge investments in securities backed by home mortgages, a market with rising defaults and collapsing home values. Unlike banks, which loans out money it gets from … Continue reading

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Mortgage Acceleration

From amazon.com: Jason B. Hellman writes: I am a mortgage professional. I found this book to be outdated. It does not discuss the state of the industry methods and products for mortgage acceleration. I was dissappointed and re-read the table … Continue reading

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How to Buy Real Estate Without a Down Payment in Any Market: Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day

From amazon.com: P. Greilinger writes: It is said that real estate is the biggest and most profitable business in the world, but I didn’t think I could ever afford to buy any more property until I read "How to Buy … Continue reading

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Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway or Retirement

From amazon.com: Midwest Book Review says: The purchase of a second home for use as an income property, for vacation getaways, for retirement, is becoming more and more popular and no longer relegated to the upper income wealthy. Indeed, in … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing: Answers to All Your Questions – From Opening Escrow, to Negotiating Fees, to Signing the Closing Papers (Paperback)

From amazon.com: The first simple guide to understanding the real estate closing process Closing and escrow are among the most important­­and least understood­­components of a real estate transaction. The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing takes the mystery out … Continue reading

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The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair-Lending Enforcement

From amazon.com: "Discrimination in mortgage markets is an extremely important issue … an essential contribution to our understanding of this problem." — Abdullah Yavas, Journal of Economic Literature "[The authors] provide important guidance for improving the quality of research into … Continue reading

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Kickback: Confessions of a Mortgage Salesman

From amazon.com: Description : I confess. I stole thousands of dollars. Maybe even thousands of your dollars. Oh, I was never tried and put in prison for it. What I did was perfectly legal. And it is done every day … Continue reading

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Tips & Traps When Buying A Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse

From amazon.com: One third of all homes sold today are condos, co-ops, or townhouses. America’s #1 real estate expert shows what to watch for when buying one of them. Home ownership is still the American dream, but not everyone follows … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Get a Mortgage: Even If You’ve Had a Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, or Other Credit Issue

Tilson writes on Amazon.com: Wow !! This is a wonderful step by step book for getting a mortgage, EVEN if you have recently filed for bankruptcy. The book is written in very plain language and gives specific examples with illustrations … Continue reading

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