Mortgage Quandaries, Conundrums, and Paperwork
In This Chapter
Tackling typical mortgage problems
Handling lower-than-expected appraisals
Completing mortgage forms
Understanding and selecting a mortgage (the subject of Chapter 6) isn’t all that difficult a project after you cut through the jargon and know how to think about your overall financial situation and goals.
Unfortunately, when you apply for a mortgage, obstacles may get in your way. In this chapter, we show you how to conquer these irritating and sometimes not-so-trivial challenges. We also answer your queries about other perplexing (and, in some cases, desirable) alternatives you may have.
In the last section of this chapter, we explain how to complete those dreaded mortgage application forms.
Overcoming Common Mortgage Problems
Few things in life are more frustrating than not being able to have something you really want, especially if you perceive, rightly or wrongly, that most other people you know have it. If you want to buy a home and you can’t finance the purchase, odds are that your dream will have to be put on hold.