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Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

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Edition: 5th ed., 2014
Author(s): Bray, Schroeder, Stewart


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Insider tips and advice to help you get the right place at the right price! If you're ready to say goodbye to landlords and laundromats, The Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to invest in -- and have fun doing it.

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;
and more!

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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Format Paperback
Author Bray, Schroeder, Stewart
ISBN 9781413321180
Edition 5th ed., 2014
Publisher Nolo