[display_podcast]This episode features a lively and informative interview with loan manager, Elizabeth Zelasko of Countrywide Bank by Talking Fin Lit co-host Dr. Kathy King. Elizabeth provides behind the scenes information that every loan applicant should know about mortgages in general and for the changing landscape of this financial vehicle today. From application fees to points, locking in rates, ARMs, fixed rates, taxes, stated income, credit scores, to “junk fees,” we are here to de-mystify the terms and the process!
You will find many money-saving and powerful suggestions for how to prepare for mortgages as adults and pose it for young people to understand the need to prepare now, for instance: building a credit history, savings and banking literacy!
Mark and Kathy also discuss the details of how to use mortgages and this life need as a vibrant classroom learning focus. Resources, lesson ideas and discussion abound.
Join us as we bring an expert on board to provide complete information in a form for all to understand.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Zelasko contact information:
Countrywide Bank, FSB
Home Loan Consultant
Resources for this Episode
- Countrywide Bank, FSB Resources
- Lisa’ Countrywide Bank site with calculators and articles
- Current rates for various mortgages
- Payment calculators
- and much more
- Amortization Tables
- Mortgage Calculator shows annual tax and insurance fee, too.
- Credit Worthiness Calculator
- Calculator: “Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio”
Comparing your earnings against your spending , also known as a debt-to-income ratio, is one of the most popular approaches for evaluating if you have too much debt. Lenders, for years, have looked at debt-to-income ratios to get a better grasp on a person’s current financial picture to determine credit-worthiness.
- Informational Website
- How to Calculate Your Debt Utilization Ratio
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