How to Buy a House in California

How to Buy a House in California

by Ira Serkes, George Devine
     
 

The most complete guide to buying a home in the Golden State

A thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, How to Buy a House in California will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to:

choose a house and neighborhood
find the right agent
get… See more details below

Overview

The most complete guide to buying a home in the Golden State

A thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, How to Buy a House in California will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to:

choose a house and neighborhood
find the right agent
get the most up-to-date information on mortgage options and rates
take advantage of creative financing strategies - from seller financing to government loans
figure out how much down payment you can afford
make an offer and negotiate with confidence for the best price
buy a new house in a development
inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards
juggle buying and selling houses simultaneously
successfully go through escrow

The 11th edition is completely updated and provides an easy method for calculating how much house you can afford. Plus, you'll find the current rules for government-assisted loans and the latest resources.

List of Forms
Ideal House Profile
House Priorities Worksheet
House Comparison Worksheet
Family Financial Statement
Directions for Completing the Family Financial Statement

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Editorial Reviews

Laurie Brian
A valuable resource for California homebuyers and real estate professionals throughout its many editions.
San Francisco Chronicle , 7/4/2001
Los Angeles Times
One of the most detailed real estate books you will ever read...filled with practical advice...The emphasis is on strategies for getting the best price as well as not making costly mistakes.
Oakland Tribune
...brimming with information on buying a house in California.
Robert Bruss
Invest in this book...it is virtually impossible to think of anything they left out because they have anticipated every question home buyers might have.
Los Angeles Times
"This is the most complete book for the California home buyer."
San Francisco Examiner
"THis book can't be too highly recommended for home buyers and home owners. The rest real estte agents will also want to study it, so they can be of greater service to their clients."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413300673
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Edition description:
California
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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