The Complete Home Buyer's Bible

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Buying a home from the ground up--Tells you absolutely everything you need to know about every aspect of buying any type of home . . . step-by-step and in plain English

From property inspections to mortgages, from land surveys to titles and deeds, there are as many different steps involved in buying a home as there are snares to entrap the uninformed buyer. Whether you are purchasing a single-family house, a co-op, a condo, or a building lot, you need a good working knowledge of...

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Overview

Buying a home from the ground up--Tells you absolutely everything you need to know about every aspect of buying any type of home . . . step-by-step and in plain English

From property inspections to mortgages, from land surveys to titles and deeds, there are as many different steps involved in buying a home as there are snares to entrap the uninformed buyer. Whether you are purchasing a single-family house, a co-op, a condo, or a building lot, you need a good working knowledge of how every step in the process works and what to look out for along the way. The Complete Home Buyer's Bible gives you that know-how--step-by-step and in plain English. While other home buyer's guides are limited to one or another aspect of buying a home, this comprehensive handbook tells you absolutely everything you need to know about how to buy a new home, including:
* How to decide on the style and size of a home that's right for you
* How to determine your price range
* How mortgages work, what type is best for you, and where to find one
* What an appraisal is and how it can affect your purchase
* Where to look for a house, how to choose a location, and how to work with a realtor
* How to inspect a resale or model home and the building lot
* How to qualify the purchase price
* What to do before, during, and after the closing to stay in control of the process
* Titles and deeds--what they are and how they affect your ownership
* Land surveys and topographical maps and how they affect the property
* Zoning laws and how they affect your purchase
* Wells and septic systems--how they function, and what to look out for
* Homeowner's insurance and home warranties
* How to check for environmental dangers such as radon gas and electromagnetic radiation, and what to do about them
* And much more

The Complete Home Buyer's Bible also supplies you with a gold mine of charts, sample forms, tables, checklists, and graphics that give you a tremendous head start on the home-buying process and help you to stay in control throughout from beginning to end.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471131113
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/22/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM J. MOLLOY has worked successfully in the world of real estate for more than 23 years as a licensed real estate salesperson, a licensed real estate broker, and a commercial mortgage broker. He is also a successful land developer and home builder, experienced in all aspects of single-family, multifamily, and manufactured home construction, with the completion and sale of more than 200 homes.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Should I or Shouldn't I?

What Do I Need?

What Can I Afford?

What Is a Mortgage?

How Can I Find It?

How Do I Qualify the House?

Electromagnetic Radiation.

Water--Where Does It Come From?

What Is a Survey?

What Is Zoning.

What Is Title?

What Is a Deed?

How Do I Buy It?

What About Insurance?

Homeowners Warranties.

Finally...The Closing.

Index.

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