How to Get the Best Home Loan

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9780471558514: How to Get the Best Home Loan

A mortgage banker and former realtor reveals the secrets of the mortgage process… You can save yourself hundreds — maybe even thousands of dollars — by arming yourself with the information you’ll find in this book. W. Frazier Bell, a longtime mortgage banking industry insider, trainer, and former realtor, demystifies the mortgage lending process. In plain language, he explains everything you’ll need to know to get the right loan at the right price from the right lender. Once you understand the process, you’ll know how to save time and money. In How to Get the Best Home Loan, you will discover clear, nontechnical explanations of such topics as:

  • Why Do Lenders Do the Things They Do?
  • Cash — Trying to Beat the Rules
  • When Bad Credit Can Be Forgiven
  • L-T-V (Loan-to-Value) Means R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • The ABCs of FRMs, ARMs, FHAs, GEMs, and TILs
  • The Different Types of Properties
  • The Different Types of Lenders — the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Packed with real-life examples, proven advice, sample forms, and hard-won experience, this comprehensive guide will help you make intelligent, informed decisions about getting a mortgage.

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Save Time and Money–and Get the Loan That’s Right for You

Ever-changing mortgage guidelines . . . confusing financial forms . . . if you’re buying or refinancing a home, you know all too well how overwhelming and intimidating the mortgage process can be. This revised edition of How to Get the Best Home Loan guides you through all the critical issues and demystifies the mechanics of mortgage lending–everything from disclosures and fees to closing costs, points, and making payments. Longtime mortgage banking industry insider and former realtor W. Frazier Bell helps you sidestep the risks of financing a mortgage and sheds light on many unknown aspects that keep borrowers from making intelligent, money-saving decisions.

Written in clear, simple language, this comprehensive Second Edition features new information on desktop underwriting, merged credit reports, and using the Internet, as well as updated sections on verifications, qualifying, and loan types. Bell gives you hands-on access to his hard-won experience, providing the tools you need to:

  • Understand why lenders do the things they do
  • Learn what to look for when comparing loans and lenders
  • Head off potential problems and expensive mistakes
  • Navigate FRMs, ARMs, FHAs, GEMs, and TILs
  • Know why certain loans may be better for you than others
  • Save yourself hundreds, even thousands, of dollars

Packed with real-life examples, sample forms, and proven advice, How to Get the Best Home Loan, Second Edition will ensure that you get the right loan, at the right price, from the right lender.

About the Author:

W. FRAZIER BELL is past president of the Charlottesville Area Mortgage Bankers Association. He has taught college-level courses on mortgage lending and has been successfully active in real estate, contracting, and mortgage banking for twenty-eight years. Bell also served as a direct endorsement underwriter for FHA loans.

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