In This Chapter
- Asking the hard questions
- Refinancing: often the best solution
- When you can’t refinance
- Facing foreclosure
- Speeding up your payments and avoiding unnecessary insurance costs
There are few things that represent the American dream as much as owning a house. There’s something freeing about the idea of someday being able to live in a home that you don’t have to make payments on and that no one can take away from you. To boot, it represents status and stability in our society; a sign that you’ve simultaneously arrived and are going somewhere.
All those things combined make for a good amount of pressure when it comes to buying a home. Mix in a mortgage industry and real estate market gone wild, and you’ve ...