Nolo s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Nolo s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home Author Ilona Bray
ISBN-10 9781413323450
Year 2016-12-30
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.

How to Buy a House in California

How to Buy a House in California Author Ralph E. Warner
ISBN-10 9781413309232
Year 2009
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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This bestseller provides effective strategies for buying a house in California's unique real estate market. Home buyers learn how to: find a house and choose a neighborhood; raise money for a down payment; unearth the best mortgage; take advantage of creative financing techniques, such as private mortgages and probate sales; choose and work with a real estate agent; inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards; and make an offer and successfully negotiate a contract go through escrow and take title. It provides detailed advice on how to use the Internet to compare mortgages and apply for a loan, find and screen houses, gather community information and much more. The updated 12th edition reflects the reality of today's buyer's market, including an expanded discussion on what to look out for when buying a foreclosed home. It also includes all the necessary real estate forms and worksheets, including offer forms and disclosure statements.

The Millennial Homeowner

The Millennial Homeowner Author Lauren Bowling
ISBN-10
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 101
Language en
Publisher Coventry House Publishing
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In her debut book The Millennial Homeowner, personal finance blogger Lauren Bowling provides a wealth of home buying tips and money management lessons to help millennials redefine their relationship with money. Written in Lauren’s warm, funny, and easy-to-understand voice, this book helps millennial homebuyers financially prepare for the biggest purchase of their lifetime. By breaking down complex financial concepts into clear, manageable tools, Lauren has written the ultimate resource to help millennials navigate the overwhelming process of purchasing and maintaining their first home. Inside The Millennial Homeowner you will learn: • How to financially prepare for homeownership • Practical tips to begin searching for your first home • How to determine affordability and avoid overspending • Specific items to look for during a home inspection • What to expect when you’re under contract • Creative ideas to renovate and add value to your home

100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask

100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask Author Ilyce R. Glink
ISBN-10 1400081971
Year 2005
Pages 490
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press (CA)
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Thoroughly revised and updated, a practical guide to buying one's first home features information on Internet resources for would-be home buyers, tax regulations, mortgages, real-estate listings, agents and brokers, negotiation with developers, the latest trends in the real-estate market and home financing, bio-environmental hazards, and other helpful topics. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Home Buying Kit For Dummies Author Eric Tyson
ISBN-10 9781119191711
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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America's #1 bestselling home buying guide 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 mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take 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.

Buying a Home The Missing Manual

Buying a Home  The Missing Manual Author Nancy Conner
ISBN-10 9781449390723
Year 2010-04-13
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it's a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. Along the way, you'll use the book's expert advice and fill-in forms to identify the house you want, figure out what kind of neighborhood you want to live in, determine what a target home is really worth, make an offer, and close the deal. Throughout the process, this book helps you: Realistically determine how much house you can afford Assemble a real estate team that's looking after your interests and not the seller's Understand the different ways to finance your house, and which is best for you Create an attractive offer with the best chance of acceptance Learn what lenders look for so you can get your mortgage approved Inspect your new home to uncover potential problems Prepare all the right paperwork for a smooth closing

Keep Calm It s Just Real Estate

Keep Calm       It s Just Real Estate Author Egypt Sherrod
ISBN-10 9780762457557
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Running PressBook Pub
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Egypt Sherrod knows how to take nervous prospective home-buyers by the hand and lead them through the process. She does it every week as host of HGTV's highly-rated show, Property Virgins. Now she translates her reassuring personality onto the page, with this "No-Stress" guide to buying a home. Egypt takes readers through, simplifying all the many steps of the process, and giving them invaluable information, including: -Top ten things to consider before buying a home -How sticking with one agent works in your favor -Eight ways to be an attractive homebuyer on paper, and ease the mortgage-approval process. -What to do in a bidding war -Why you should NEVER overlook the home inspection -And much more! Egypt blends her professional know-how and her personable touch with this down-to-earth guide, providing plenty of anecdotes, handy lists, and even a glossary to ensure that readers keep calm...and experience the thrill of home ownership.

The First Time Home Buyer Book

The First Time Home Buyer Book Author Michael Wolf
ISBN-10 1628650958
Year 2014-06-30
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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THE FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER BOOK will help make the largest purchase of your life as simple as possible. Buying a home today can be like break-dancing in a minefield - one wrong move, and the whole thing can blow up in your face! After reading this book, you will be able to grace your way into your first home without the risk of everything going to pieces. Coming from the standpoint of a Professional Realtor that works everyday with first time homebuyers, this book provides an accurate and realistic account to give you the best perspective as you embark down the path of homeownership. This is not a dummy-book! This book is filled with real world accounts of great examples of what to do and what not to do. This book will guide you through each and every step of the homebuying process, from the minute you decide on buying a home all the way to the close of escrow. The process is part of the adventure! This is the largest purchase of your life, and a good education will reduce stress and make the process fun, exciting and successful! MICHAEL WOLF is a Realtor, GRI and author and currently practices real estate in the San Diego area. His background is in Architecture and Economics. He studied for his Masters in Architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design in Downtown San Diego, and received his Bachelors in economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has been practicing real estate as his professional career since 2005 and has been recognized with several production and sales distinctions. He is part of Ascent Real Estate, a widely respected and highly successful brokerage that specializes in the metro area of San Diego.

The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them

The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make  and How to Avoid Them Author Gary W. Eldred
ISBN-10 111804634X
Year 2011-01-31
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Everything first-timers need to know to avoid the most common mistakes homebuyers make Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a great investment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make and illustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the same traps. Now revised and updated for today's hot real estate market, this invaluable resource covers everything from negotiating with sellers and making the down payment to shopping for the best mortgage and handling the closing. The new Fourth Edition also includes totally up-to-date guidance on using the Internet to find properties, secure financing, and collect important data. If you're thinking about buying a home in this overheated market, don't make these mistakes: Researching selling prices and still overpaying Believing everything your agent tells you Buying into an upscale neighborhood that's moving downscale Underestimating utilities and other costs Allowing your agent to negotiate for you Letting fear get the better of you and not buying at all Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts and packed with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Fourth Edition will give you the confidence--and the wisdom--to buy the right home at the right price.

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits Author Ilona Bray
ISBN-10 9781413322989
Year 2016-08-31
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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A comprehensive book that fundraising professionals like to keep handy, packed with practical and legal information covering every aspect of getting financial support for a charitable organization.

How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan Author Mike McKeever
ISBN-10 9781413323191
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Whether you are running a home-based business or a brick-and-mortar operation, you need an effective financial plan, and this book is your comprehensive guide. The 13th Edition is completely updated with the latest laws and banking regulations, and includes an expanded collection of resources.

Leases Rental Agreements

Leases   Rental Agreements Author Marcia Stewart
ISBN-10 9781413314694
Year 2009-08-20
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Rent your property now with this quick and easy handbook. Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary to rent out your property in record time -- and without a pricey attorney. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: prepare a rental agreement or lease tailor your documents to meet your needs make required disclosures comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination and more check tenant references and credit do a final inspection when a tenant moves out and more Leases & Rental Agreements includes tear-out forms (plus step-by-step instructions to fill them out), including a rental agreement, lease, rental application and more. Complete these forms by adding the needed information by hand or by using a typewriter, or fill in the documents on your PC using the enclosed CD-ROM. The 8th edition provides updated 50-state legal charts on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more, plus an expanded chart on your state's disclosure laws. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

Every Tenant s Legal Guide

Every Tenant s Legal Guide Author Janet Portman
ISBN-10 9781413317152
Year 2012
Pages 423
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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This edition of "Every Tenant's Legal Guide" comes complete with forms, charts, and the latest laws of each state to protect tenants and inform them of their rights.