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.

Selling Your House

Selling Your House Author Ilona Bray
ISBN-10 9781413323528
Year 2017-01-30
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.

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.

How to Buy Your First Home

How to Buy Your First Home Author Diana Brodman Summers
ISBN-10 9781572487901
Year 2005-05-01
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Take the fear out of buying your first home For many, the process of buying a home for the first time can seem intimidating and overwhelming. How to Buy Your First Home is your resource for information on the subject. This book guides you through the entire process, including: Preliminaries-Renting versus buying, determining what you can afford, deciding where to live Searching for Your Home-What to look for in a home, hiring a realtor Finances-Mortgage basics, government agencies, home loans for veterans The Buying Process-Weighing your mortgage options, hiring an attorney, making an offer, inspecting and appraising your home The Future-Caring for your home and increasing the value of your investment Included within the text are Attorney Tip boxes that highlight important facts. Click on This boxes will guide you to helpful websites for additional information about calculating costs, locating homes in your area and more. Extensive appendices include a glossary of important terms, contact information for state offices of real estate regulation and sample worksheets to help you as you make your decisions. Written by an experienced attorney, How to Buy Your First Home is the resource that will take the mystery out of buying a home.

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.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Buying a Home

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Buying a Home Author Peter Richmond
ISBN-10 9781101159804
Year 2010-01-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In real estate, it's a buyer's market - and here is the buyer's bible... Buying a home is the single most important financial move in most people's lives. This book covers a variety of topics including inspecting, evaluating, negotiating, financing, contracts, and legal issues. It also breaks down the roles of the key players and what these professionals, agents, brokers, and inspectors are responsible for - and when to go it alone. The thorough advice, covering everything from buying houses at auctions to what neighborhood to live in, will provide reassurance for every soon-to-be homeowner. - A necessary tool tool for those who plan to buy homes and even current homeowners in order to keep up with an ever-changing market. - Will be published in time for spring, when most people start looking into buying new homes. - Covers a broad range of buying options and homeowner's needs.

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.

Keep Calm It s Just Real Estate

Keep Calm       It s Just Real Estate Author Egypt Sherrod
ISBN-10 9780762457564
Year 2015-03-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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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.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Nolo   s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support Author Emily Doskow
ISBN-10 9781413321968
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in. Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your exwhere to find your state’s child support guidelineshow judges make custody decisionshow to enforce and change custody and support ordershow court trials workwhat military families need to knowwhen you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.

Tips and Traps When Buying a Home

Tips and Traps When Buying a Home Author Robert Irwin
ISBN-10 9780071508421
Year 2008-10-31
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The classic guide to getting the best deal when buying a home--from America’s #1 real estate expert Featuring fully revised facts and figures that reflect the most recent changes in the real estate market, Tips & Traps When Buying a Home, Fourth Edition is helpful whether you're a first-time or experienced home buyer. It gives you practical, step-by-step information on a broad range of proven home buying strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance on buying in an "up" market, flipping, buying with options, bidding wars, and other important facets of real estate deals.

The Employer s Legal Handbook

The Employer s Legal Handbook Author Fred S. Steingold
ISBN-10 9781413323993
Year 2017-05-29
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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A comprehensive guide to the major legal issues facing employers, from hiring to firing (and everything in between). In Nolo’s plain-English style, this bestseller cuts through the legalese to provide all the information business owners and managers need to know to avoid legal problems and treat employees fairly.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Divorce

Nolo s Essential Guide to Divorce Author Emily Doskow
ISBN-10 9781413322682
Year 2016-06-08
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues negotiate and settle spousal support On every page, this book stresses the importance of minimizing conflict, explains complex legal problems concisely, and provides advice on how to protect your interests--with your dignity and sanity intact. Plus, easy-to-use charts make it simple to find the divorce laws in your state. This edition has updated laws for all 50 states and highlight some big changes in specific states--for example, the book explains California’s new rules about what constitutes a true separation. This edition also includes a discussion of Obergefell--the recent U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling and how it affects divorce laws on a national level.

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.