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Book Review: 'Navigating the Mortgage Minefield'

Book review Title: "Navigating the Mortgage Minefield: Your Complete Guide to Avoiding Costly Problems and finding the Right Loan in Today's Market" Authors: Richard Giannamore and Barbara Bordow Osach Publisher: AMACOM, April 2009, 240 pages, $17.95 list ($14 on Amazon.com). There's a fine line these days between fear-mongering and being responsive to consumers' timely concerns. When I first scanned the cover of "Navigating the Mortgage Minefield," my neurolinguistically programmed hackles went up, and I braced myself for a barrage of foreclosure horror stories, easy on the useful advice. By and large, that's the stuff that rushed-to-the-presses-while-the-topic-is-still-hot books are made of. Then I opened the book, and was pleasantly surprised. Rather than being written by, uh, writers, "Navigating the Mortgage Minefield" was penned by actual mortgage professionals, whose real-world experience breaking down potentially scary topics -- f...