Home Buying Kit For Dummies

( 25 )

Overview

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide

Want to buy a house, but concerned about the real estate market? Have no fear?Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find theright property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

You'll discover how ...

See more details below
Paperback
$19.62
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (21) from $9.84   
  • New (12) from $12.73   
  • Used (9) from $9.72   

Overview

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide

Want to buy a house, but concerned about the real estate market? Have no fear—Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. You'll discover how to find theright property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications.

You'll discover how to take advantage of low home prices, navigate tighter lending requirements, and take advantage of the newest resources available to home buyers and new owners. Plus, the bonus CD-ROM is chock-full of information, materials, and resources for first-time buyers and savvy investors alike.

  • All the forms and paperwork needed for buying a home, including: loan applications, appropriate tax documents, counter offer forms, and more
  • Worksheets and calculators for comparable market analysis, budget, mortgage, property taxes, and more
  • Printable home buying checklists for hiring an agent, home inspections, and questions to ask during home visits

Home Buying Kit For Dummies is for the millions of home-buyers throughout the U.S. who need a fun and easy guide to navigating the complexities of purchasing and owning a home.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118117965
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 115,278
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor and the author of bestselling For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, and real estate investing.

Ray Brown wrote a syndicated real estate column, hosted a call-in radio show about real estate for 16 years, and has been a real estate professional nearly four decades.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Home Economics 7

Chapter 1: Deciding Whether to Buy 9

Chapter 2: Getting Your Financial House in Order 23

Chapter 3: What Can You Afford to Buy? 39

Chapter 4: Why Home Prices Rise and Fall 67

Part II: Financing 101 79

Chapter 5: Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score 81

Chapter 6: Selecting a Mortgage 95

Chapter 7: Mortgage Quandaries, Conundrums, and Forms 123

Part III: Property, Players, and Prices 149

Chapter 8: Where and What to Buy 151

Chapter 9: Assembling an All-Star Real Estate Team 191

Chapter 10: What’s It Worth 219

Chapter 11: Tapping the Internet’s Best Resources 239

Part IV: Making the Deal 249

Chapter 12: Negotiating Your Best Deal 251

Chapter 13: Inspecting and Protecting Your Home 277

Chapter 14: It Ain't Over till the Weight-Challenged Escrow Officer Sings 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 15: Ten Financial "To Do's" After You Buy 317

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Know When Investing in Real Estate 325

Chapter 17: Ten Things to Consider When Selling Your House 331

Part VI: Appendixes 337

Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract 339

Appendix B: Sample Short Sale Addendum plus Short Sale Information and Advisory 349

Appendix C: Example of a Good Inspection Report 355

Appendix D: Glossary 375

Appendix E: About the CD 391

Index 395

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 25 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(16)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 25 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 17, 2013

    This is a fabulous book. I like to give it as an engagement pre

    This is a fabulous book. I like to give it as an engagement present and to friends who are considering buying a house.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    The reviews below don't seem to realate at all to the book "

    The reviews below don't seem to realate at all to the book "Home Buying Kit For Dummies"...not sure what's going on here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    To frostkit

    Come to alaska res 1) southernstar

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Nebulakit

    "Thank you for saving me. Are you taking me too?" She asked hopefully.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Scorchstar

    "Yes. I am." She mewed.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Blazekit

    Pads in

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Barkkit

    Pads over to lacekit.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    LaceKit

    I have no momma

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Rainkit

    -padded in- "hello wolfclan- wait.. what?! Im a kit agaib!"

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Starkit

    The blind kit moved forward sniffing and licked the wound not sure what to do

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Firetail

    Padded over to Lacekit. "Are you lost young one?" He asked.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    A kit

    A very bloody kit walks in hes a boy hes a 1/2 moon old

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    TO EVERYONE:

    Lately people have been rping slavery. I personally hate this and think its wrong. Why would anyone rp about beating people and using them for the wrong reasons? In history class, havent you all learned about slavery?! People died! Its outlawed for a reason! Go to 'stop' first res and explain ur thoughts! (No cursing in posts plz!)

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Riverkit

    "I HATE ALL OF U!"

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Winter

    She turns around and says "Im done here. Im going to go find a clan. I dont feel needed here, as if I was just a worthless." She turned and left on that unhappy note.
    ~Winter

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Spritekit

    Ooc-confused,doesnt know where one is,etc
    ic-Spritekit didnt know where he was.He was very confused and worried.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Fallkit

    Hungry

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Dawnkit

    She was scared and confused

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Goldenheart

    He picks the kit up and licks him.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 25 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)