Synopses & Reviews
From the most trusted name in real estate: the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Now revised and updated for today's marketplace.
¸ How do I know if my broker is doing a good job? (See question #18.)
¸ How should I decide how much to offer for a home? (See question #29.)
¸ How does the negotiation process work? (See question #37.)
¸ How much of a down payment will I need to buy my home? (See question #61.)
¸ What are the different types of mortgages available? (See question #75.)
¸ What if I'm rejected for my loan? (See question #86.)
¸ What exactly is the closing? And where is it held? (See question #89.)
¸ Will I need homeowner's insurance? What should it cover? (See question #93.)
What's new in this edition?
Internet resources for home buyers: Where to shop for a loan on the web, how to apply online for a mortgage, and how to contact the agency that regulates real estate brokers and mortgage lenders in your state
Tax laws and what they mean to you: Why the Taxpayer Relief Act is a windfall for homeowners, and how you can take full advantage of it
Buying new construction: How to compare developers and negotiate the best deal
The competitive mortgage market: How to find a reputable lender, how to find a true zero-down loan, and what service premiums tell you about your loan
From the most trusted name in real estate, here is the latest edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams.
Ilyce R. Glink has established herself as Americas most trusted real estate expert. In this new, fully revised and updated edition of the book that made her a household name, Glink offers more than 100 pages of new material addressing all of the current trends home buyers need to stay on top of, including:
• The new construction housing boom and how home buyers can make the most of it
• Mortgage lending innovations, such as interest-only financing and the ability to finance 103 percent of the purchase price
• The changing habits of first-time home buyers (purchasing without a broker, using discount Internet-based services, and buying first homes as investments)
• The latest information on asbestos, mold, radon, and other bio-environmental hazards and new, inexpensive testing methods any home buyer can use
In this third edition of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Glink presents new stories of real people who have gone through the home-buying process for the first time and once again offers her trademark friendly advice on how to avoid common home-buyer mistakes.
Also available as an eBook
Fully revised and updated for today's marketplace, this classic from America's most trusted real estate expert has helped countless home buyers land the home of their dreams. The third edition includes more than 60 pages of new material as well as stories of real people involved in the buying and selling process.
About the Author
Ilyce R. Glinks newspaper column, “Real Estate Matters,” appears in more than 160 newspapers and websites nationwide. She is the financial reporter for WGN-TV in Chicago, a radio talk-show host for WSB-AM in Atlanta, and has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, and CNBC. Glinks website, thinkglink.com, gets thousands of visitors per day. She lives just outside Chicago.