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Home Buying For Dummies®

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Home Buying For Dummies®

Borrow Borrow Borrow Borrow

Now updated — America's #1 bestselling home-buying book!

Want to buy a house, but concerned about the market? Have no fear — this trusted guide arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

  • New to this edition — new and expanded coverage to help homebuyers take advantage of low home prices, understand the subprime mortgage crisis, obtain a mortgage, and improve credit scores
  • To buy or not to buy? — weigh the advantages of owning versus renting, get your finances in order, and know how much house you can safely afford

  • Handle financing — understand your credit rating, navigate the different types of mortgages, and complete all paperwork

  • Play the real estate game — find the right location and property, assemble an all-star real estate team, and make the most of the Internet's real estate resources

  • Let's make a deal — negotiate with finesse, make successful offers, inspect and protect your new home, and cover all your bases in escrow

    "Invaluable information, especially for the first-time home buyer."
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    "A reference you'll turn to time after time."
    St. Petersburg Times

    Open the book and find:

  • Reasons why home prices rise and fall
  • Hands-on instruction for buying a home in up or down markets

  • How to pay the price you want

  • The best mortgage options

  • A sample home-buying contract

  • Pros and cons of comparable market analysis

  • Tips for overcoming mortgage and appraisal problems

  • How to cope with buyer's remorse

  • The best real estate Web sites

  • Now updated — America's #1 bestselling home-buying book!

    Want to buy a house, but concerned about the market? Have no fear — this trusted guide arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

  • New to this edition — new and expanded coverage to help homebuyers take advantage of low home prices, understand the subprime mortgage crisis, obtain a mortgage, and improve credit scores
  • To buy or not to buy? — weigh the advantages of owning versus renting, get your finances in order, and know how much house you can safely afford

  • Handle financing — understand your credit rating, navigate the different types of mortgages, and complete all paperwork

  • Play the real estate game — find the right location and property, assemble an all-star real estate team, and make the most of the Internet's real estate resources

  • Let's make a deal — negotiate with finesse, make successful offers, inspect and protect your new home, and cover all your bases in escrow

    "Invaluable information, especially for the first-time home buyer."
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    "A reference you'll turn to time after time."
    St. Petersburg Times

    Open the book and find:

  • Reasons why home prices rise and fall
  • Hands-on instruction for buying a home in up or down markets

  • How to pay the price you want

  • The best mortgage options

  • A sample home-buying contract

  • Pros and cons of comparable market analysis

  • Tips for overcoming mortgage and appraisal problems

  • How to cope with buyer's remorse

  • The best real estate Web sites

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    About the Author-
    • Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, and real estate investing.
    Table of Contents-
    • Introduction.

      Part I: Home Economics.

      Chapter 1: Deciding Whether to Buy.

      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: Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score.

      Chapter 6: Selecting a Mortgage.

      Chapter 7: Mortgage Quandaries, Conundrums, and Paperwork.

      Part III: Property, Players, and Prices.

      Chapter 8: Where and What to Buy.

      Chapter 9: Assembling an All-Star Real Estate Team.

      Chapter 10: What's It Worth?

      Chapter 11: Tapping the Internet's Best Resources.

      Part IV: Making the Deal.

      Chapter 12: Negotiating Your Best Deal.

      Chapter 13: Inspecting and Protecting Your Home.

      Chapter 14: It Ain't Over till the Weight-Challenged Escrow Offi cer Sings.

      Part V: The Part of Tens.

      Chapter 15: Ten Financial "To Do's" After You Buy.

      Chapter 16: Ten Things to Know When Investing in Real Estate.

      Chapter 17: 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.

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