This almanac discusses the various types of mortgages available today. Readers are provided with a historical outline of the development of mortgages, titles, liens and deeds of trust. Home Mortgage Law Primer addresses mortgage applications, taxes, foreclosure, insurance, prepayment penalties, regulations affecting mortgages, and more. The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.