How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down

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"... the best of the how-to-buy-a-home books ... filled with solid practical information plus methods of buying without taking much money out of your pocket."—Robert Bruss Tribune Media Services

"A comprehensive guide to every aspect of financing....Even if you consider yourself an expert on home shopping, this book will probably teach you a trick or two."—Boston Sunday Globe

Don't let hefty down payments or a poor credit rating stand in the way of your dreams of home ownership. Financing a home can be a lot easier than you ever imagined, and this book tells you how. How to Buy helped tens of thousands of Americans become home owners during one of the worst real estate slumps in history. Now, this completely updated and expanded Second Edition is the ultimate guide to finding and financing a home in the 1990s. In clear, nontechnical language it tells how to:

  • Obtain a mortgage regardless of your credit rating or level of income
  • Make seller financing the ticket to your dream home
  • Take advantage of equity sharing and equity kicker mortgages
  • Use lease options
  • Apply for and obtain FHA, VA, family, and other loans you may qualify for
  • Make the tax laws work to your advantage when buying a house
  • Help your child buy a home while protecting against the child's divorce
  • Inspect a house from top to bottom, inside and out
  • Bargain with a seller and save a bundle
  • Check your own credit rating

Stop dreaming about owning a new home. Read How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down and get the financing you need to make your dream a reality!

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In today's high-priced real estate market, relying on the old methods of financing puts home ownership out of reach for many potential first- time buyers. In this revision, two real estate specialists analyze alternative financing strategies. Three new chapters on the unconventional buyer, checking your credit rating and obtaining a mortgage with poor credit have been added. New requirements for mortgages, including 15- and 20-year terms, as well as lower down payments are described. Explores how to take advantage of sharing and equity kicker mortgages. Shows how to use lease options and seller financing to buy a home.

About the Author:

MARTIN M. SHENKMAN is a practicing New York City attorney specializing in tax laws and investments. He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bottom Line. His other bestselling books include How to Sell Your House in a Buyer's Market, with Warren Boroson, and Real Estate After Tax Reform.

WARREN BOROSON is a financial columnist with the Bergen Record and a former senior financial editor at Sylvia Porter's Personal Finance Magazine. He has written several bestselling books on mutual funds.

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