Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Planning for the Future : Buying A Home

Book - 2019 | 201920 edition
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The housing market now -- Getting ready -- What can you afford? -- Fair housing -- Check your credit score -- Online banks vs. Brick & mortar -- Get a mortgage preapproval -- Shopping for a home -- Types of homes -- Location, location, location -- House hunting: Checklist -- Hiring a realtor -- Questions or ask potential realtors -- A buyer's or a seller's market? -- How long does it all take? -- Formal offer -- Multiple offers & negotiations -- Home inspection -- Escrow & closing -- Securing a loan: The term of the loan -- Securing a loan: Interest rates -- Loan types: Conventional & FHA -- Mortgage insurance -- Special programs for teachers, firefighters, law enforcement & military veterans -- Debt-to-value ratio -- Conventional loan benefits vs. disadvantages -- FHA loans -- Credit scores & loans -- FHA loan limits -- First-time home buyers -- Last step: Buying home owner's insurance -- Do I need a lawyer -- Be patient -- Beware of mortgage closing scams -- Median home value & gross monthly rent by county -- Weiss Ratings' highly recommended banks by state -- Weiss Ratings' recommended homeowners insurers -- Weiss Ratings' weakest homeowners insurance -- Appendices
Publisher: Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2019]
Edition: 201920 edition
ISBN: 9781642652703
Branch Call Number: AFR 643.12 FINANCIAL 2019/20
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Weiss Ratings, Inc
Alternative Title: Buying a home


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