Buying a Home: The Missing Manual
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Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

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by Nancy Conner
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Miranda Marquit
This is one of the best buyer's markets in quite some time. It's tempting to buy a house right now. But before you rush off to buy, it might be a good idea to read this great book, Buying a Home: The Missing Manual, by Nancy Conner.

— Miranda Marquit,

From the Publisher
This is one of the best buyer's markets in quite some time. It's tempting to buy a house right now. But before you rush off to buy, it might be a good idea to read this great book, Buying a Home: The Missing Manual, by Nancy Conner.

— Miranda Marquit,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449379773
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
534,987
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher

This is one of the best buyer's markets in quite some time. It's tempting to buy a house right now. But before you rush off to buy, it might be a good idea to read this great book, Buying a Home: The Missing Manual, by Nancy Conner.

— Miranda Marquit,

Meet the Author

Nancy Conner has a PhD in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security.

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Buying a Home: The Missing Manual 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the basics on buying a home, good for first time buyers
jazzijaz More than 1 year ago
a good book for first-time home buying. very easy to navigate. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago