The Everything Homebuying Book: From Open House to Closing the Deal, Everything You Need to Know Before You Make the Most Important Purchase of Your Life

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Adams Media Corporation, 1999 - House & Home - 274 pages
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Walking prospective buyers through the entire process, from open house to closing the deal, this handy reference details the many steps that need to be taken in order to own one's first home. Illustrations throughout.

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Contents

Moving 229
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Equity Sharing 12
Preapproved or Prequalified 16
Buying Solo or With Others 37
Couples Living Together 44
Which House Is Right for You? 49
Financing Help from the Developer 132
How a Realty Agent Can Help 142
The Buyers Broker 148
Choosing the Right Town 158
Is It the Right Neighborhood for You? 166
What Is Fair Market Value? 178
What a Contract Must Have 182
If You Change Your Mind about the House 188

Where Are All the Children? 56
Common Home Styles 66
Floor Plans and Traffic Patterns 76
Condos and Coops 83
Beware of Overbuilding 90
Could You Become a Landlord? 98
The Tenant Search 104
If Youll Need a HomeImprovement Loan
Skip This Option 117
The Very Affordable Manufactured or Modular Home 124
Dont Forget about Resale 126
Negotiating with FSBOs 194
The Closing 211
Chores for Closing Day 218
Still More Coverage 226
A Successful Move in Three Steps 230
The Corporate Move 239
Glossary 243
Appendix 255
Forms 263
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About the author (1999)

Ruth Rejnis has authored several books, including The Everything. Homebuying Book and The Everything. Homeselling Book.

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