How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down

How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down

by Martin M. Shenkman, Boroson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471109204
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

MARTIN M. SHENKMAN, CPA, MBA, JD, is a well-known attorney with extensive knowledge of tax law and investments. He is the author of twenty-six books, including How to Sell Your House in a Buyer's Market, Real Estate After Tax Reform, and the previous editions of How to Buy a House with No (or Little) Money Down, all from Wiley.

WARREN BOROSON is an award-winning real estate columnist formerly with the Bergen Record. He has written several bestselling books on mutual funds.

Table of Contents

Why Buy a House with Little or No Money Down?
How Much House Can You Afford?
If Your Credit Record Is Poor...
The Smarter You Buy--The Lower the Down Payment.
Cutting Closing Costs.
Let the Seller Also Be the Banker.
Mom and Dad (or a Good Friend) Give the Down Payment.
Borrow the Down Payment from Family or Friends.
Equity Sharing.
FHA-Insured Mortgages: The 1.25% to 2.85% Solution.
VA-Guaranteed Loans: The 0% Solution.
The Perfect Mortgage.
Private Mortgage Insurance: The 3% to 19% Solution.
Lease the House with an Option to Buy.
Still Other Sources of Down Payment Money.
The Unconventional Buyer.
More Ways Uncle Sam Can Help--Tax Savings.
Using the Internet.

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