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Home Buying for Dummies

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Publisher Comments:

Though fun and exciting, buying a home can also be complicated and confusing—and most people learn the hard way that a wrong move can cost dearly. In order to find the perfect home at the best price, you musthave skill, foresight, and a little guidance from experienced professionals.

Home Buying for Dummies, Third Editionprovides just that! Packed with invaluable advice in an objective, down-to-earth style that will have you sitting in your dream home in no time, this friendly guide contains everything you need to know to play the home buying game. It has the tools you need to:

  • Improve your credit score and select a mortgage
  • Choose a time and place to buy
  • Determine the price you want to pay
  • Assemble an all-star real estate team
  • Make use of the wonderful world of the Internet
  • Negotiate your best deal
  • Inspect and protect your home
  • Handle and become responsible for the title
  • Cope with buyer’s remorse

Featured in this guide are tips and tricks on things you should do after you seal the deal, as well as things you ought to know about real estate investing. Also included is advice on how to sell your house, as well as a sample real estate purchase contract and a good inspection report. Don’t get chewed up by the real estate market—Home Buying for Dummies, Third Edition willlead you to the home you want!

Synopsis:

"If you are considering buying a home, don't fail to read this excellent new book."

—Robert Bruss, real estate columnist, about Home Buying For Dummies, 1st Edition

In the market for a home, but don't know where to start? Not to worry! From financing, mortgages, and credit scores to closing the deal, bestselling real estate authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown walk you step by step through the entire home-buying process.

Discover how to

  • Harness the Internet to help in your search
  • Determine how much home you can afford
  • Select the right type of mortgage
  • Work with agents, brokers, lenders, and lawyers
  • Research neighborhoods and home values

Synopsis:

This new edition of America's # 1 best-selling real estate book takes the pain out of choosing, negotiating for, and buying a home. Helping home buyers save time and money, personal finance guru Eric Tyson and real estate maven Ray Brown deliver the up-to-date information people need, showing them how to:

* Research neighborhoods and home values

* Select the best mortgage-including the latest developments

* Understand the pros and cons of buying different types of housing

* Assemble the right team for putting the deal together

* Negotiate the best price and terms

About the Author

Ray Brown, a real estate professional for more than 30 years, hosts a real estate radio show in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The Eric Tyson/Ray Brown Difference.

The Road Map.

Part I: Home Economics.

Part II: Financing 101.

Part III: Property, Players, and Prices.

Part IV: Let the Game Begin.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Those Silly Little Icons.

Part I: Home Economics.

Chapter 1: To Buy or Not to Buy, That Is the Question.

Chapter 2: Getting Your Financial House in Order.

Chapter 3: What Can You Afford to Buy?

Chapter 4: Why Home Prices Rise and Fall.

Part II: Financing 101.

Chapter 5: Selecting a Mortgage.

Chapter 6: Mortgage Quandaries, Conundrums, and Paperwork.

Part III: Property, Players, and Prices.

Chapter 7: Where and What to Buy.

Chapter 8: Your Real Estate Team.

Chapter 9: What's It Worth?

Part IV: Let the Game Begin.

Chapter 10: Negotiating to Get What You Want.

Chapter 11: Protecting Your Home.

Chapter 12: It Ain't Over Till the Weight-Challenged Escrow Officer Sings.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Ten Tips for Realty Web Surfing.

Chapter 14: Ten Financial "To Do's" After You Buy.

Chapter 15: Ten Things to Know When Investing in Real Estate.

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Consider When Selling Your House.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract.

Appendix B: Example of a Good Inspection Report.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764553318
Author:
Tyson, Eric
Author:
Brown, Ray
Author:
Tyson, Eric M. B. a.
Author:
Eric Tyson, MBA
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Real Estate - Buying/Selling Homes
Subject:
Mortgage loans
Subject:
Purchasing
Subject:
House buying
Subject:
Residential real estate.
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Personal finance
Subject:
Property & Real Estate
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Lifestyles Paperback
Series:
For Dummies (Lifestyles)
Series Volume:
0016
Publication Date:
20010529
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.26x7.42x.85 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "If you are considering buying a home, don't fail to read this excellent new book."

—Robert Bruss, real estate columnist, about Home Buying For Dummies, 1st Edition

In the market for a home, but don't know where to start? Not to worry! From financing, mortgages, and credit scores to closing the deal, bestselling real estate authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown walk you step by step through the entire home-buying process.

Discover how to

  • Harness the Internet to help in your search
  • Determine how much home you can afford
  • Select the right type of mortgage
  • Work with agents, brokers, lenders, and lawyers
  • Research neighborhoods and home values

"Synopsis" by , This new edition of America's # 1 best-selling real estate book takes the pain out of choosing, negotiating for, and buying a home. Helping home buyers save time and money, personal finance guru Eric Tyson and real estate maven Ray Brown deliver the up-to-date information people need, showing them how to:

* Research neighborhoods and home values

* Select the best mortgage-including the latest developments

* Understand the pros and cons of buying different types of housing

* Assemble the right team for putting the deal together

* Negotiate the best price and terms

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