Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home
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Filled with interesting facts and real-life stories, this book provides everything you need to select the right house, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on:
Deciding between a house, condo, co-op or townhouse;
Exploring the market for the best value;
Lining up financing;
Getting inspections and insurance;
Negotiating with sellers or new home builders;
Successfully closing the deal.
Read the real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as the insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including:
Attorneys who specialize in real estate;
A home inspector;
A neighborhood researcher;
A mortgage specialist;
Table of Contents includes:
What's So Great About Buying a House? Why You Can and Should Do It;
What Do You Want? Figuring Out Your Homebuying Needs;
Does This Mean I Have to Balance My Checkbook? Figuring Out What You Can Afford;
Stepping Out: What's on the Market and at What Price;
Select Your Players: Your Real Estate Team;
Bring Home the Bacon: Getting a Mortgage;
Mom and Dad? The Seller? Uncle Sam? Loan Alternatives;
I Love It! It's Perfect! Looking for the Right House;
Plan B: Fixer-Uppers, FSBOs, Foreclosures, and More;
Show Them the Money: From Offer to Purchase Agreement;
Toward the Finish Line: Tasks Before Closing;
Send in the Big Guns: Professional Property Inspectors;
Who's Got Your Back? Homeowners' Insurance and Home Warranties;
Seal the Deal: Finalizing Your Homebuying Dreams;
Settling Into Your New Home;
Dozens of forms and checklists.
PLUS: You'll get the The Homebuyer's Toolkit, a CD-ROM that includes dozens of forms and MP3s which will help you find the right place, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, borrow down payment money from your parents -- and more.
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|Author||Bray, Schroeder, Stewart|
|Edition||5th ed., 2014|