Mind Your Own Mortgage, by Robert Bernabe was a good book to review. Valuable information? Yes, I think so. If you can plow your way through the middle, the beginning and end of the book are very helpful.
For a finance book, it is well written in plain language. The author is definitely of one mind set in the mortgage area, very adamant that fixed rate mortgages, shopping around, and buying a mortgage based on total price are the ways to go. He details these points with examples, “how-to” steps, and personal stories.
This book was a helpful and informational read. It presents useful details and opinions on the mysterious mortgage market out there. I believe the author is well versed in what he writes, though very adamant in his viewpoint. For me, it was a good starting point for understanding and formulating a plan on mortgages. I think if I was already in a mortgage, I might be a little depressed from reading what “I should have done.”
From the book, I branched off and was able to do my own research and understand what I was reading. My only grippe was that in the book he kept referencing his downloadable worksheets and calculators, but when I went online to check them out, you have to pay a yearly fee to access them. I wish that it was made clear in the book that they weren’t free. Or, if someone paid for the book, maybe they’d have automatic membership to his tools.
If you’d like to access a copy of your own, it’s available at Amazon.com. (or check your local library, or me!)
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