Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guideturns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home orcondo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a greatinvestment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundredsof homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgagelenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make andillustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the sametraps.
Now revised and updated for today's hot real estate market, thisinvaluable resource covers everything from negotiating with sellersand making the down payment to shopping for the best mortgage andhandling the closing. The new Fourth Edition also includestotally up-to-date guidance on using the Internet to findproperties, secure financing, and collect important data. If you'rethinking about buying a home in this overheated market, don't makethese mistakes:
Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts andpacked with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Fourth Edition will give youthe confidence--and the wisdom--to buy the right home at the rightprice.
Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.
Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms.Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgageImprove your credit scoreMake sense of changing lending standardsTake the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions
Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
More than ever, investing in property today will set you ontrack to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term networth. Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition offers dozens ofexperience- proven methods to convert these challenging times intothe best of times.
Whether you want to fix and sell or buy, improve, and hold,market savvy real estate investor Gary W. Eldred shows you how toachieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow aprofitable portfolio and shows you how property investing candeliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how tonegotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiplepossibilities to finance your properties. This timely new editionalso includes:
Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and nearrecord low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedentedpotential for short- and long-term profits
Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwritingstandards
How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwaterowners, and government agencies
How to value properties accurately—and, when necessary,intelligently challenge poorly prepared lender appraisals
Effective techniques to acquire REOs and short sales onfavorable terms within reasonable time frames
How to market and manage your properties to outperform otherinvestors
And much more!
Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All youneed is the knowledge edge provided by Investing in RealEstate, Seventh Edition—the most favored and reliableguide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers.
"This is the best how-to-invest-in-real-estate bookavailable."
INVEST NOW for Large Future Gains
INVEST NOW for Increasing Cash Flows
INVEST NOW for Lifetime Security