Get ready to buy a home

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  5 types of mortgage loans
Here’s a guide to the mortgages generally available and a look at the advantages and risks inherent in the loans.
  Finding a mortgage lender
Scoring the best deal means finding the lender who understands your situation and works for you.
  5 mortgage mess-ups
Before applying for a mortgage, get your credit in shape. Any of these five moves could sabotage your mortgage approval.
  Mortgage contract surprises
Know what you’re agreeing to pay and what limitations you’ll have for selling before signing your mortgage.
  Refinancing an exotic mortgage
Tighter lending standards and sluggish market challenge those looking to convert ARMs and interest-only mortgages.