By popular request How to Survive Your New Home Purchase has been expanded to include even more information specific to the successful use of an FHA 203K mortgage. Are you preparing to purchase a new home for your family utilizing an FHA 203K mortgage? Then here is the resource you need!You've saved a nice sized down payment. You've picked out a neighborhood with pleasant tree-lined streets and good schools. You've checked out all sorts of amenities. But now, the current real estate environment seems scary. News sources are full of home purchase horror stories. Foreclosures and short sales can turn a dream house into a nightmare. You're not the world's greatest DIYer, nor are you a financial wizard. Now you're real estate agent and mortgage broker have recommended you apply for an FHA 203K mortgage. How to Survive a 203K Mortgage outlines step-by-step how to walk through the potential mine fields of home ownership using this financial tool and come out on the other side as a real estate winner!
For most Americans, the savings and loan industry is defined by the fraud, ineptitude and failures of the 1980s. However, these events overshadow a long history in which thrifts played a key role in helping thousands of households buy homes. First appearing in the 1830s savings and loans, then known as building and loans, encourage their working-class members to adhere to the principles of thrift and mutual co-operation as a way to achieve the 'American Dream' of home ownership. This book traces the development of this industry from its origins as a movement of a loosely affiliated collection of institutions into a major element of America's financial markets. It also analyses how diverse groups of Americans, including women, ethnic Americans and African Americans, used thrifts to improve their lives and elevate their positions in society. Finally the overall historical perspective sheds new light on the events of the 1980s and analyses the efforts to rehabilitate the industry in the 1990s.