Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home
Find the right house at the right price with insider tips and advice from the experts!
Say goodbye to landlords and laundromats with Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. This timely title will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and even enjoy doing it.
Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home for your family, 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 your local market for the best value
. creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget
. qualifying for and securing financing
. getting the right inspections and insurance
. negotiating with sellers or new home builders
. successfully closing the deal
Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable 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!
Along with this step-by-step handbook, you'll get The Homebuyer's Toolkit, including dozens of forms and MP3s to help you find the right place, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, and even borrow down payment money from your parents.
The brand new edition of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed housing market, with emphasis on how to do the right kind of research before deciding on a price and the terms of your offer. It also includes a new discussion of what to expect when you're looking for financing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ashleyk44 - LibraryThing
We're planning on buying a house next year, so I got this book from the library so I could get a head start on knowing what's involved and what we'll be getting ourselves into. After reading it, I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chsbellboy - LibraryThing
I read this book before buying my first home and found it generally useful in understanding the process and legal aspects of home ownership. If you've already bought homes before, this is probably a good reminder of the process if it's been a while. Read full review