MortgageBasics - Updated 07/03/2007 Mortgage Basics

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Updated 07/03/2007 Mortgage Basics http://www.investopedia.com/university/mortgage/mortgage1.asp Thanks very much for downloading the printable version of this tutorial. As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions. http://www.investopedia.com/contact.aspx Table of Contents 1) Advanced Bond Concepts: Introduction 2) Advanced Bond Concepts: Fixed-Rate Mortgages 3) Advanced Bond Concepts: Variable-Rate Mortgages 4) Advanced Bond Concepts: Costs 5) Advanced Bond Concepts: The Amortization Schedule 6) Advanced Bond Concepts: Loan Eligibility 7) Advanced Bond Concepts: The Big Picture 8) Advanced Bond Concepts: How To Get A Mortgage 9) Advanced Bond Concepts: Conclusion Introduction A home of your own. That little phrase captures so much emotion, and so many hopes and dreams. It's a place to express yourself and somewhere you can do what you want to do when you want to do it. You can decorate, landscape and shape your surroundings with no limits other than your imagination and your budget. Quite simply, for many people, homeownership represents freedom. Owning a home is also an opportunity to put down roots and get involved in the community. Buying a home is your chance to leave behind the transient lifestyle and rent increases of the apartment dweller, exchanging something temporary that belongs to someone else for something permanent that belongs to you. It's a powerful emotional pull that encourages millions of people to make the move from renting to buying. (For more on this, read To Rent Or Buy? The Financial Issues - Part 1 and To Rent Or Buy? There's More To It Than Money - Part 2 .) Beyond all of the emotion invested in homeownership, owning a home can also be a powerful financial tool. Even if you don't have enough money left at the end of the month to invest in traditional wealth-building vehicles like stocks and (Page 1 of 18) Copyright © 2006, Investopedia.com - All rights reserved.
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Investopedia.com – the resource for investing and personal finance education. bonds, simply paying for the place where you live can help you amass a substantial net worth . In fact, used properly, homeownership is often an individual's single largest source of wealth. Money paid into a house and not taken back out generally continues to grow over time as the value of the property appreciates. It is possible that in 30 years, that $100,000 house may be worth double or triple what you paid for it. While buying home can give you a great place to live and a way to build wealth, all of these hopes, dreams and financial benefits come with a cost. For most people, the bulk of that cost is wrapped up in a mortgage . At its most basic, a mortgage is a loan used to purchase a house. This definition is simple enough to capture the essence of the issue, but it barely scratches the surface of the complex issues that underlie this topic. In this tutorial, we'll provide foundation you need to research and find a
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MortgageBasics - Updated 07/03/2007 Mortgage Basics

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