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How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down (Or Little Money Down No Money Down) Hardcover – April 25, 1989

ISBN-13: 978-0471508199 ISBN-10: 0471508195 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Or Little Money Down No Money Down
  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 25, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471508195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471508199
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,152,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

In today's high-priced real estate market, relying on the old methods of financing puts home ownership out of reach for many potential first- time buyers. In this revision, two real estate specialists analyze alternative financing strategies. Three new chapters on the unconventional buyer, checking your credit rating and obtaining a mortgage with poor credit have been added. New requirements for mortgages, including 15- and 20-year terms, as well as lower down payments are described. Explores how to take advantage of sharing and equity kicker mortgages. Shows how to use lease options and seller financing to buy a home. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

"... the best of the how-to-buy-a-home books ... filled with solid practical information plus methods of buying without taking much money out of your pocket."—Robert Bruss Tribune Media Services

"A comprehensive guide to every aspect of financing....Even if you consider yourself an expert on home shopping, this book will probably teach you a trick or two."—Boston Sunday Globe

Don't let hefty down payments or a poor credit rating stand in the way of your dreams of home ownership. Financing a home can be a lot easier than you ever imagined, and this book tells you how. How to Buy helped tens of thousands of Americans become home owners during one of the worst real estate slumps in history. Now, this completely updated and expanded Second Edition is the ultimate guide to finding and financing a home in the 1990s. In clear, nontechnical language it tells how to: Obtain a mortgage regardless of your credit rating or level of income Make seller financing the ticket to your dream home Take advantage of equity sharing and equity kicker mortgages Use lease options Apply for and obtain FHA, VA, family, and other loans you may qualify for Make the tax laws work to your advantage when buying a house Help your child buy a home while protecting against the child's divorce Inspect a house from top to bottom, inside and out Bargain with a seller and save a bundle Check your own credit rating

Stop dreaming about owning a new home. Read How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down and get the financing you need to make your dream a reality!

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "kotinca" on September 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for learning different questions to ask your lender so that you can get the deal that is best for you. It also tells you different companies and programs that you can contact to get on a little or no money down program. This was an extremely helpful book. It completely covered the loan part of buying a home. If you have questions about other aspects of buying a home this book won't really help that much. For that get Home Buying for dummies. Between the two you can answer all of your own questions!
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Martin M. Shenkman, Esq.
Martin M. Shenkman, P.C.
P.O. Box 1300
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670


Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, is an attorney in Paramus, New Jersey and New York City. His practice concentrates on estate planning and administration, tax planning, and corporate law.

Mr. Shenkman was included in Worth Magazines top 100 attorneys in 2007, CPA Magazines Top 50 IRS practitioners in 2008, Top 40 Tax Accountants in 2009, and was the recipient of the New Jersey Bar Association's Alfred C. Clapp Award in 2008.

He is a source for numerous financial publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money, and The New York Times. He has appeared on numerous television shows including The Today Show, CNN, NBC Evening News, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN-FN .

He has published 36 books and 700+ articles. His recent books include Estate Planning for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities (Demos); Estate and Related Planning During Economic Turmoil (AICPA) and Life Cycle Planning for the CPA Practice (AICPA), The Complete Book of Trusts (Wiley), and others.

Mr. Shenkman was named by Worth Magazine as one of the Top 100 attorneys in 2007, by CPA Magazine as one of the top 40 accountants in 2008 and 2009.

He earned a BS in economics - Wharton, MBA - University of Michigan, law degree - Fordham University, and is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. He is a CPA in New Jersey, Michigan, and New York.