Tips and Traps When Buying a Home

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Robert Irwin is America's #1 real estate expert. But don't take our word for it--the sales figures speak for themselves. To date, his real estate titles have sold more than one and a half million copies.

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Of all of his books, those in the bestselling "Tips and Traps" series continue to be the most popular(more than 500,000 sold), and two of those--Tips and Traps When Buying a Home and Tips and Traps When Selling a Home--have gone on to become the #1 guides in their respective subjects.

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In the seven years since those two classics were last revised the real estate market has undergone many dramatic changes. Irwin has updated these bestsellers to reflect these changes so readers can be successful in their real estate endeavors.

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Featuring fully revised facts and figures that reflect the most recent changes in the real estate market,Tips and Traps When Buying a Home, Third Editionprovides first-time and experienced home buyers alike with practical, step-by-step information on a broad range of proven home buying strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance on:

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  • Buying in an "Up" market .
  • "Flipping," buying with "options," bidding wars, and other new facts of life .
  • The latest new financing options .
  • The new rules of closing costs .
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The ultimate guide to worry-free home buying

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Can you afford to buy a home? Should you buy a single-family home, a co-op, or a condo? Do you always need a sizable down payment? How can you be sure you're getting the best possible deal? This completely updated new edition of Robert Irwin's classic guide for homebuyers provides authoritative, often -surprising answers to these questions and many, many more.

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You'll find out how to get a great deal on a home , whether the market is rising or falling; how to get a lender to put up all (or most) of your purchase price; and how to avoid getting caught in a bidding war over your dream home. Tips and Traps When Buying a Home, Third Edition gives you practical, step-by-step information; proven home buying strategies; and indispensable advice current market conditions, new rules and regulations, and recent changes in lending practices. Whether you're buying your first home or your fifth, you'll learn plenty that you need to know, including how to:

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  • Boost your credit rating .
  • Make successful counter offers .
  • Get the best mortgage in town .
  • Save money by buying direct .
  • Analyze a home inspection .
  • Avoid getting gouged at the closing .
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Robert Irwin is one of America's most respected experts in all areas of real estate and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers in the McGraw-Hill Tips and Traps series. To date, his real estate titles have sold more than one and a half million copies.

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About the Author:

Robert Irwin is one of America's most respected experts in all areas of real estate and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers in the McGraw-Hill Tips and Traps series.

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