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

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

by Jack Guttentag
     
 

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A one-stop reference for in-depth explanations of mortgage topics

With the creation of so many new, complex mortgage programs, it's difficult for consumers --not to mention real estate agents, attorneys, closing agents, and mortgage brokers--to keep track of them all. Written by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Jack Guttentag, The

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A one-stop reference for in-depth explanations of mortgage topics

With the creation of so many new, complex mortgage programs, it's difficult for consumers --not to mention real estate agents, attorneys, closing agents, and mortgage brokers--to keep track of them all. Written by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Jack Guttentag, The Mortgage Encyclopedia helps readers understand the various mortgage terms, features, and options by offering clear, precise explanations. The alphabetical organization of terms makes it easy to quickly find information on any topic, from FHA, Investor, and No-PMI Loans to Origination Fee and Rate Float. Each entry includes not just a description of the term, but also relevant advice for consumers, such as answers to the questions "Is this loan right for me?" and "Can I negotiate this fee?"

  • Guides readers through the bewildering array of new mortgage programs
  • Features definitions and explanations of common mortgage, escrow, and closing fees and arcane mortgage terminology

Jack Guttentag , a.k.a. "The Mortgage Professor," is Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He writes a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column called "Ask the Mortgage Professor." Professor Guttentag's website devoted to helping consumers make better mortgage decisions is www.mtgprofessor.com. He lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071421652
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/25/2004
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Guttentag , a.k.a. "The Mortgage Professor," is Professor of Finance Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He writes a nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column called "Ask the Mortgage Professor." Professor Guttentag's website devoted to helping consumers make better mortgage decisions is www.mtgprofessor.com. He lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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