A Survival Guide for Buying a Home

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9780814471968: A Survival Guide for Buying a Home

Buying a home is a complex process that involves a delicate balance of financial, emotional, and practical factors. This essential resource helps readers come out on top, revealing the best strategies for finding and buying a new home -- while saving money every step of the way.

Whether looking for a house, condo, co-op, or manufactured home, readers will learn how to:

* Hire the right agent * determine financial limits * develop relationships with banks and other potential lenders * evaluate communities * get prequalified or preapproved for a mortgage * negotiate the best price and terms * and more.

There's also a checklist of the 15 costliest mistakes homebuyers make -- and how to avoid every one of them -- plus crucial information on how to sell a home. Owning a home is the American dream, but achieving it can be a nightmarish experience. With this vital information and great strategies, readers will not only find their dream home faster, they will do everything right to move in quickly and confidently!

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If you’re looking for a home in today’s real estate market, you know that the rules have changed. Despite all the challenges that come with the current housing climate, there is glut of houses on the market, making it an ideal time to buy the home you really want. Inventories are high, interest rates are low, and sellers are flexible. With the right guidance, you can find your dream home at a price you can afford.

In the second edition of A Survival Guide for Buying a Home, you will find answers that will help you face the new realities of the real estate market. In this revised and updated edition, veteran real estate broker Sid Davis includes the latest information on:

· Time-saving techniques that will help buyers narrow their choices effectively

· Mortgage and loan rules

· Buying foreclosures and short sales

· Lease options

· Cleaning up, increasing, and maintaining your credit score

· Twenty costly mistakes that are made by home buyers and how those mistakes can be avoided

You also learn all the ins and outs of finding the right agent, evaluating neighborhoods, buying homeowners insurance and warranties, arranging for appraisals and inspections, preparing your purchase for resale, and more. With this helpful guide in hand, you will be ready to find the home you’ve always imagined without breaking the bank.

Sid Davis, owner of Sid Davis & Associates, has more than 25 years of experience as a real estate broker and home renovator. He is the author of several books, including Home Makeovers That Sell, The First-Time Homeowner’s Survival Guide, and Your Eco-Friendly Home, as well as countless articles for national publications. He lives in Farmington, Utah, and can be reached at www.sid-davis.com

About the Author:

Sid Davis (Farmington, UT), owner of Sid Davis & Associates, has over 25 years of experience as a real estate broker and home renovator. He is the author of Adding Value to Your Home and has written numerous articles for national real estate and finance publications.

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