The Essential Guide for First-Time Homeowners: Maximize Your Investment & Enjoy Your New Home
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The Essential Guide for First-Time Homeowners: Maximize Your Investment & Enjoy Your New Home

by Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder
     
 

Nearly 6.4 million homes were purchased in the U.S. last year — and many of them are owned by young first-time buyers like you, who now find themselves wondering, "What's next?" And with the subprime crisis quickly becoming a general slide in the housing market, you're looking for guidance on how to stay on track financially. With Nolo's Essential Guide to

Overview

Nearly 6.4 million homes were purchased in the U.S. last year — and many of them are owned by young first-time buyers like you, who now find themselves wondering, "What's next?" And with the subprime crisis quickly becoming a general slide in the housing market, you're looking for guidance on how to stay on track financially. With Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, you'll get the crucial information that will make the difference between worrying about your home and enjoying every minute you spend there. Packed with tips and timely reminders, our latest USA TODAY book gives you the lowdown on: prioritizing purchases maintenance and repairs safety and security insurance neighbors and disputes taxes remodeling and working with contractors decorating and renovating on a budget mortgages and refinancing, and preparing your home for an eventual sale. This slim volume could potentially save you and your family thousands of dollars — and perhaps even your home. Turn to this all-in-one resource for the tools and tips you need to keep home ownership simple and fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413308952
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
11/03/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Schroeder specializes in employment law and real estate and is co-author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. Before joining Nolo, she worked as an associate in a large San Francisco law firm where she represented employers in litigation, drafted employee handbooks and policies and counseled employers on sound employment practices. Schroeder also has experience in employment consulting and human resources. She holds a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Bray is an author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, and nonprofit fundraising. She is co-author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home and also edits a number of Nolo's small business books. Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Masters degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington.

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