The Real.Est List
Tips on financing the biggest purchase of your life, NYC-style
Financing is not the sexiest part of the real estate game, but for many buyers, it's the most important.
So for this week's SurvivalList roundup, we turn our attention to BrickUnderground's mortgage-centric posts, starting with the importance of putting a mortgage contingency clause in your contract and the 411 on automatic mortgage payments (spoiler alert: most experts say to avoid them).
We also offer some tips for refinancing your mortgage -- like how to get your co-op board to approve your refinancing and how to avoid "refi shame."
Of course, before you can get secure one, you'll need a successful appraisal, and we help with that, too --- with tips on how to make (and break) an appraisal and an exploration into the mind of an appraiser. We think "How not to get scr*w*d by an appraiser" should help too.
For these, and more financing-focused posts, read below.
How to get/live with a mortgage: