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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:

brokers

. 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.

Are you a California resident? Check out How to Buy a House in California

- Download forms for book at nolo.com
 

Synopsis:

Buy your first home at the right price with tips and advice from the experts. Learn everything about homebuying from mortgages to agents, inspections, and more.  Get valuable tips on:

. exploring your local market for the best value

. qualifying for and lining up financing

. getting the right inspections and insurance

.

Includes all the legal forms you need!

About the Author

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Table of Contents

       Your Homebuying Companion
1.   What’s So Great About Buying a House? Why You Can and Should Do It
2.   What Do You Want? Figuring Out Your Homebuying Needs
3.   Does This Mean I Have to Balance My Checkbook? Figuring Out What You Can Afford
4.   Stepping Out: What’s on the Market and at What Price
5.   Select Your Players: Your Real Estate Team
6.   Bring Home the Bacon: Getting a Mortgage
7.   Mom and Dad? The Seller? Uncle Sam? Loan Alternatives
8.   I Love It! It’s Perfect! Looking for the Right House
9.   Plan B: Fixer-Uppers, FSBOs, Foreclosures, and More
10. Show Them the Money: From Offer to Purchase Agreement
11. Toward the Finish Line: Tasks Before Closing
12. Send in the Big Guns: Professional Property Inspectors
13. Who’s Got Your Back? Homeowners’ Insurance and Home Warranties
14. Seal the Deal: Finalizing Your Homebuying Dreams
15. Settling Into Your New Home
       A. How to Use the Interactive Forms
       Index
       List of Forms and Resources in the Homebuyer’s Toolkit

Product Details

ISBN:
9781413317626
Author:
Bray, Ilona
Publisher:
NOLO
Author:
Schroeder, Alayna
Author:
Stewart, Marcia
Author:
Bray, Ilona J.D.
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Law-Wills and Trusts
Subject:
buying a home
Subject:
House
Subject:
HomeBuyer
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.25 in 1.5 lb

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Buy your first home at the right price with tips and advice from the experts. Learn everything about homebuying from mortgages to agents, inspections, and more.  Get valuable tips on:

. exploring your local market for the best value

. qualifying for and lining up financing

. getting the right inspections and insurance

.

Includes all the legal forms you need!

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