1000 Best Homebuying Secrets [NOOK Book]

Overview

Navigate the homebuying process with ease!

Let real estate pro Michael Flynn show you the ropes

-Learn the lingo. CMA, MLS, FSBO, ...
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1000 Best Homebuying Secrets

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Overview

Navigate the homebuying process with ease!

Let real estate pro Michael Flynn show you the ropes

-Learn the lingo. CMA, MLS, FSBO, PMI--find out what it all means!
-Know what to look for when choosing a neighborhood
-Find out what features will attract buyers when it's time to resell
-Your credit score--things you should know and what to do about it
-Find out what loan arrangement is right for you
-House-hunting tips to help you track down your dream home
-Making an offer they can't refuse--know when to push and when to back down
-How to get through your closing in one piece
-Arranging home inspections and repairs before it's too late

Learn the tricks of the trade from a real estate professional!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402231971
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: 1000 Best
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Flynn
As a licensed realtor, Michael Flynn specializes in helping both residential sellers and buyers from entry-level condominiums and starter homes to million-dollar-plus properties. Prior to his career in real estate, Michael worked for two marketing agencies--whose clients included Fortune 500 companies--and gained experience that has been extremely useful in marketing and selling real estate.

Michael works for Weichert Realtors, in the Basking Ridge, NJ office, and works with buyers and sellers in Union, Morris and Somerset Counties.

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Realtors
NJ Association of Realtors
North Central Jersey Board of Realtors
Garden State Multiple Listing Service

For more information about Michael, go to weichert.com or realtor.com.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

One:
First Things First: Before You Begin
Are You Ready to Buy?
Creating a Wish List
Your Real Estate Agent
Choosing an Area
A Few Things to Keep in Mind While You Search
Know the Lingo
Know Your Rights

Two: Money Matters
Be Prepared
Finding a Mortgage Representative
How Much Can You Borrow?
Improving Your Credit
Preapproval: An Important Step
Wading through Your Lending Options
Tips for Taking a Mortgage
Mortgage Snafus
Know Your Rights
Taxes
More Key Players
Insurance

Three:
Finding the Right Type of Home for You
Condos and Co-ops: the Difference
New Construction
The Fixer-Upper
Is a FSBO Right for You?
Landmark or Historic Status

Four: Closing in on the One
House Hunter's Tool Kit: Things to Bring and Arrange
Timing Is Key
Seasonal Considerations
"Hot" Markets
When You Think You've Found It
Resale Factors

Five: Making the Offer...and What Comes Next
The Offer
Getting Past the Co-op Board
After the Offer is Accepted
Attorney Review
Home Inspection
Areas of Interest

Six:Tying Up Loose Ends
Repairs
The Walk-through

Seven: The Closing and Beyond
Escrow
The Closing
When Things Go Wrong

Glossary
Real Estate Acronyms
Internet Resources
Your To-Do List during the Homebuying Process
Budget Plan
Wish List and House Hunting Log
Index
About the Author

As a licensed realtor, Michael Flynn specializes in helping both residential sellers and buyers from entry-level condominiums and starter homes to million-dollar-plus properties. Prior to his career in real estate, Michael worked for two marketing agencies--whose clients included Fortune 500 companies--and gained experience that has been extremely useful in marketing and selling real estate.

Michael works for Weichert Realtors, in the Basking Ridege, NJ office, and works with buyers and sellers in Union, Morris and Somerset Counties.

Professional Affiliations
National Association of Realtors
NJ Association of Realtors
North Central Jersey Board of Realtors
Garden State Multiple Listing Service

For more information about Michael, go to weichert.com or realtor.com.

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