Buying a House on a Shoestring: Find and Purchase the Home of Your Dreams Without Breaking the Bank

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This all-in-one guide will carry you through the home-buying process one step at a time. Find out where you can look for your dream home, how much you can afford, and how to pay for it. You'll also learn how to: Improve your credit. Research a neighborhood before you buy. Score the best mortgage. Negotiate the best contract. The book includes sample contracts, home inspections, first-time homeowner programs, Q&As, and a mortgage and real estate glossary.
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Overview

This all-in-one guide will carry you through the home-buying process one step at a time. Find out where you can look for your dream home, how much you can afford, and how to pay for it. You'll also learn how to: Improve your credit. Research a neighborhood before you buy. Score the best mortgage. Negotiate the best contract. The book includes sample contracts, home inspections, first-time homeowner programs, Q&As, and a mortgage and real estate glossary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564149398
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     15
Step-by-Step Home-Buying Guide: How Much House Can You Buy?     19
Meeting With a Mortgage Officer: Getting Your Financial House in Order     41
Credit! Please Help...Improving and Understanding Your Credit     59
Finding a Great Realtor: Services Your Agent Should Provide     79
Smart House-Hunting: Finding Your Dream Home (At the Price You Want)     90
Is That House Worth That Price?     101
Making the Offer: Negotiating the Contract and Price     111
Selecting the Best Mortgage: Handy Mortgage Guide     135
Why Home Inspections Will Save You Money: Getting Repairs Done (But Not at Your Expense)     153
To-Do Checklist: Before Closing     177
Closing Day! How to Avoid Common Closing Hiccups     183
Sample Contracts: Contracts, Addendums, Disclousures, Disclamers, and More!     187
Your Legal Rights: Home-Buying and Loan Borrower Rights to Protect You     205
Tax Perks Breaks of Home Ownership: Putting Money Back in Your Pocket     211
Taking Care of Your New Home Without Breaking the Bank     219
Home-Selling Guide     223
Quick Go-to References for Shoestring Success     233
Index     245
About the Author     251
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