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  • Interest-only mortgage deja vu

    That last craze for interest-only mortgages craze ended with a Depression-era wave of foreclosures. The new variety of this loan is even riskier, says Jack Guttentag, the Mortgage Professor.

    May 12, 2005
  • Chapter 6: Closing

    Don’t buy a house solely as an investment. Examine all the pluses and minuses in owning a home.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Chapter 4: Watch out!

    Understand risky loans before you agree to one. And watch out for these common loan scams.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Your credit score

    When lenders look you over, your credit score gets particular attention, and a good score will help immensely.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Why they are popular

    Affordable rates and tax deductible interest have helped home equity loans and lines soar in popularity.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Chapter 5: Underwriting

    A lot of steps have to be taken between the application and the closing. Here’s how you can help the process.

    Apr 01, 2005
  • Risks of high LTV loans

    Watch out for high loan-to-value loans, which can sink you into debt for more than your home is worth.

    Mar 31, 2005
  • Scam artists

    There are some shifty lenders out there. Don’t get bit by a money-hungry loan shark! Here are common scams:

    Mar 31, 2005