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Keith Gumbinger



    No-money-down home purchases used to be the kind of thing you only saw on late night TV.

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    These loans can be of value for people who want to save or invest the money they would have paid in principal, ... Unfortunately, the way the product has been pitched, borrowers have been encouraged to stretch their budget to buy more house.

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    Someone who will be out of their home within five years to seven years can save some money with an ARM. But you have to be aware of the reality that interest rates are likely to be somewhat to significantly higher in three years, five years, 10 years down the road from today.

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    This is very popular right now because it lets you draw some money out of your home and improve cash flow. If you do this, resist the temptation to draw too much equity out of your home.

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    If you pay points up front, it's harder to get your money back. When rates are high, borrowers have to pay points to trim rates any way they can, but with rates so low there is really no need to pay those points.

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