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Nolo's essential guide to buying your first home

Author: Ilona M Bray; Alayna Schroeder; Marcia Stewart
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Presents a detailed view of how home purchases take place across the U.S. in easy-to-understand terms. The new edition emphasizes that careful research is necessary before deciding what price and terms to include in an offer and warns of the changing requirements to secure financing"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilona M Bray; Alayna Schroeder; Marcia Stewart
ISBN: 9781413313222 1413313221 9781413313482 1413313485
OCLC Number: 651487669
Notes: "Includes the homebuyer's toolkit, a CD-ROM with dozens of forms and podcasts that will help you find the right place, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, inspect a house thoroughly--and more"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 426 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: Systems requirements for CD-ROM: Windows or MAC. However, Nolo cannot provide technical assistance for non-Windows computers.
Contents: Your homebuying companion --
What's so great about buying a house? Why you can and should do it --
What do you want? Figuring out your homebuying needs --
Does this mean I have to balance my checkbook? Figuring out what you can afford --
Stepping out : what's on the market and at what price. What's the buzz? --
Select your players : your real estate team --
Bring home the bacon : getting a mortgage --
Mom and dad? The seller? Uncle Sam? Loan alternatives --
I love it! It's perfect! Looking for the right house --
Plan B : fixer-uppers, FSBOs, foreclosures, and more --
Show them the money : from offer to purchase agreement --
Toward the finish line : tasks before closing --
Send in the big guns : professional property inspectors --
Who's got your back? homeowners' insurance and home warranties --
Seal the deal : finalizing your homebuying dreams --
Settling into your new home.
Other Titles: Essential guide to buying your first home
Buying your first home
Responsibility: Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder & Marcia Stewart.

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"Presents a detailed view of how home purchases take place across the U.S. in easy-to-understand terms. The new edition emphasizes that careful research is necessary before deciding what price and terms to include in an offer and warns of the changing requirements to secure financing"--Provided by publisher.

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A must-read for all first-time homebuyers!

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2011-07-02) Excellent Permalink

I am so glad I checked this book out this spring! I started reading it thinking my husband and I were going to buy my grandfather's house, figuring I'd just skip over all the parts that didn't apply to us. Luckily, I stink at skimming, so I ended up reading nearly everything. I learned SO much...
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