The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home

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Penguin, 2006 - Business & Economics - 435 pages
4 Reviews
Whether they re buying their first time, moving up to something new, downsizing, or buying for an investment, people interested in real estate are proving themselves to be very savvy. They are interested in books that will help them in their research, save them money, make the process easier, and help them feel they re getting the best deal they can. In short, they want to know what real estate agents and brokers know! While other books cater to the first-time home buyer or only tout the benefits of letting an agent do all the work, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home, Fifth Edition, gives a more complete approach that's already popular with readers today. With terrific word of mouth and great reviews, this top-selling guide focuses on a total approach to buying a new home.
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Beth Chandler - Goodreads

Helpful, easy to read step-by-step of what one needs to think about and do when buying or selling a home. Much appreciated by us first-time home buyers! Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying and Selling a Home (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Time to revise this one again! The section on all of the different closing costs was helpful, but much of the advice on buying and selling was made irrelevant by the current real estate climate. The ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
How Much Can You and Your Credit Afford?
Understanding the UpFront Costs of Buying a Home
Buying a Home with an Agent
Selecting a Mortgage Lender
AdjustableRate Mortgages
Choosing the Home for
Where You Want to Live
Choosing Insurance
Having the Home Inspected
Buyers Perspective
Selling Your Home
Deciding to Sell Your Home
Selling Your Home Yourself
Selling Your Home with an Agent
Getting the Home Ready

How to Find Your New Home
Buying a Resale Home
Buying Other Types of Homes
Building a New Home
Understanding Your Finance Options
Other Types of Financing
Getting the Best Deal
Making an Offer
Working the Deal
Pricing and Marketing the Home
Dealing with Purchase Offers
Sellers Perspective
Appendix A Glossary
Appendix B Resources
Loan Payment Tables
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Shelley OÂ'Hara has written more than 30 books. She works closely with real estate agents and specialists in the real estate market.
Nancy D. Lewis is a freelance editor and author of numerous books on lifestyles topics. She is also a multiple home buyer and seller.

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