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WELCOME

Do you need our "Mastering the Mortgage Process" Online Seminar?

Your mortgage is often the biggest financial commitment of your life -- are you ready?

If you're in the process of buying a home, or even thinking about taking that big step, then this seminar is for you.

This self-guiding online seminar takes you through the entire mortgage process from start to finish -- from selecting the right loan for you to choosing a lender to closing day. It doesn't matter how much or how little you know about the mortgage process. There are explanations, tips and advice for everyone. Take the course in full or jump around to the lessons that are most relevant to you.

The Bankrate's eLearning Workshop "Mastering the Mortgage Process" includes:
1. A series of 30 online lessons, divided into 14 chapters. Each chapter concludes with an interactive, self-administered quiz written by Bankrate.com's mortgage experts and reviewed by a panel of mortgage professionals and experts.
2. A mortgage "toolkit" that includes interactive financial calculators, mortgage rates in your area, a complete personal finance glossary and links to additional mortgage resources.
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COURSE OUTLINE
Chapter I:
The Great American Dream
  Chapter VIII:
Homework time
Chapter II:
Before shopping, become an expert
  Chapter IX:
Turned down? Turn it around
Chapter III:
Loan choices aplenty
  Chapter X:
You're approved!
Chapter IV:
Special needs? Special mortgages
  Chapter XI:
Skip the surprises at closing
Chapter V:
Don't be surprised by these common tack-on costs
  Chapter XII:
You've made it! closing day
Chapter VI:
Know thy lender
  Chapter XIII:
After the ink dries
Chapter VII:
Reality check
  Chapter XIV:
Managing your mortgage

NAVIGATING THE COURSE
You'll probably be seeing a lot of new terms during the course, so we've added definitions. Whenever you see a word that looks like this -- Mortgage -- you can click on it to see what it means.

We've also added symbols to highlight key points. They include:

Example

An example of an important point

Benefit

Benefits

Warning

Watch out for these dangers

Drawback

Drawbacks

Myth

Common myths

Tips

Tips

Why Bankrate?

Bankrate knows mortgages. Since 1976, we've followed banking industry trends and collected mortgage rates from around the country, and we have the tools and information to help you save money on your new home. Bankrate's received numerous awards for our original editorial content from esteemed publications, such as Fortune, U.S. News & World Report and many others.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I
  Lesson 1
  Quiz

CHAPTER II
  Lesson 2
  Quiz

CHAPTER III
  Lesson 3
  Lesson 4
  Lesson 5
  Quiz

CHAPTER IV
  Lesson 6
  Lesson 7
  Quiz

CHAPTER V
  Lesson 8
  Lesson 9
  Quiz

CHAPTER VI
  Lesson 10
  Lesson 11
  Quiz

CHAPTER VII
  Lesson 12
  Lesson 13
  Lesson 14
  Quiz

CHAPTER VIII
  Lesson 15
  Lesson 16
  Lesson 17
  Lesson 18
  Quiz

CHAPTER IX
  Lesson 19
  Quiz

CHAPTER X
  Lesson 20
  Quiz

CHAPTER XI
  Lesson 21
  Quiz

CHAPTER XII
  Lesson 22
  Lesson 23
  Lesson 24
  Quiz

CHAPTER XIII
  Lesson 25
  Lesson 26
  Lesson 27
  Quiz

CHAPTER XIV
  Lesson 28
  Lesson 29
  Lesson 30
  Quiz

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