Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook: 150 Insider Secrets, Decision Making Guides, and Online Resources Plus the One Action Plan You Need

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If you want to buy a home, but you're stuck at obsessively watching HGTV and plucking flyers from the "For Sale" signs you pass on the street, this book is for you. The Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook coaches women into and through the action needed to evolve their lifestyles through homeownership. The Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook exposes and obliterates the FEQs (Frequently Expressed Qualms) that prevent many women like you from turning their visions of realty into reality. This book's raison d'etre is to...
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Overview

If you want to buy a home, but you're stuck at obsessively watching HGTV and plucking flyers from the "For Sale" signs you pass on the street, this book is for you. The Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook coaches women into and through the action needed to evolve their lifestyles through homeownership. The Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook exposes and obliterates the FEQs (Frequently Expressed Qualms) that prevent many women like you from turning their visions of realty into reality. This book's raison d'etre is to get Savvy Women - yourself included - to rethink the conventional view of buying a home as tedious and stressful. It's time to reinvent your homebuying experience into a chance to: Experience style, beauty and humor: Shatter fears and limiting thinking: Evolve and grow as a person, and ultimately: Seize control of your life and exercise it boldly and joyfully!

The Savvy Woman's Homebuying Handbook turns procrastinators into property owners using Tara's unique Knowledge System Trifecta of information custom-tailored to the way women think about, shop for and buy real estate: (1) How-To: (2) What To Expect: and, (3) Mindset Management. The cherries on top are the hysterical "True Stories" - morality tales of Tara's Savvy Women clients' challenges and successes in their quests to purchase homes, which inspire, entertain and make the daunting seem like a piece of cake!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978982805
  • Publisher: Prosperity Way Knowledge Systems LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: {RE}Think Real Estate Ser.
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Kaira Sturdivant Rouda     i
Introduction     1
Who this book is for
How a house will impact The Savvy Woman's wealth & wellness?
How to use this book
Why a Savvy Woman needs her own survival guide
Introduction to {lcub}RE{rcub}Think Real Estate
Selling Your Sights on Homebuying
Estate of Mind     14
The Mindset Matrix
Deactivating irrational excuses & fear
How to work the {lcub}RE{rcub}Think Real Estate Homebuying Action Plan
Shifting into the Mind of a Homeowner
Creating your Vision Of Home
The Process Primer     35
The Process: The {lcub}RE{rcub}Think Real Estate Homebuying Flowchart
The People: The professionals involved in a real estate transaction, what they do, how to find them & how they get paid
The Money
Mortgage & Money Basics     75
Deactivating Money & Math Anxiety
The Fundamentals: Money, Mortgage, Debt & Credit
The Multiple Personalities of Your House: Investment & Home
Mortgage Basics: The Banks' Obsession with Risk & How they Measure it
Mortgage Types in General: Point/Counterpoint
Your Money     117
Mortgage Matchmaking - Planning, Preparation and Priorities
Compatibility Profiting: How to Figure Out Your Personal Stats & Give Your Finances a Not-so-Extreme Makeover
Types of Loans & Types of Lives: A Decision Guide for what sort of loan you can and should get based on your resources, risk and lifestyle & vision (a matrix)
How to Work with your Mortgage Professional
Miscellaneous Money Matters: Earnest Money,Closing Costs, Down Payments, HOA Dues, Taxes & special assessments, Insurance, etc.
Creative Homebuying: Best Practices When Buying Your Home With Your Parents, Lovers, Friends & Associates - or Just Getting Their Help to Buy On Your Own!     153
Parents: Legacy Homes & Gift Money
Co-Ownership: Buying with Lovers, Friends or Associates
Methods of Taking Title (Joint Tenancy, Tenancy-in-Common, Community Property)
Need-to-Knows & Questions to Ask Yourself & Your Co-Owner
Getting By With a Little Help From Your Friends & Country(wo)men
Equity Shares
Homebuyer Assistance Programs
Finding & Getting Your Home
Master the Art of the House Hunt     199
Doing Your Homework to Manifest Your Vision of Home: Planning, Preparation & Priorities.
Cracking the Property Flyer Code Part I The Anatomy of a Listing
Cracking the Property Flyer Code Part II Building & Ownership Types
Cracking the Property Flyer Code Part III Architecture, Descriptions & Terms
A Three Hour Tour: What to Expect & Demand When You're House Hunting
What Not to do When You're House Hunting
Contracts & Negotiating: How to Get From Contract to Closing Without Losing Your Mind - or Your Shirt     237
Making An Offer: What to Expect & What Your Realtor Can Do to Help Get Your Offer Accepted
Universal Offer Terms & Conditions - What you should care about & why
Tara's 5 Things Every Home buyer Should Know about Contracts
How to Formulate Your Offer
What Not to Do When You're Making an Offer or Negotiating to Buy Your House
The Escrow Process     277
Escrow as Purgatory
What to Expect During the Escrow Process
Calendar of a 30 Day Escrow
Disclosures, Inspections, Reports - Your Paper Safety Net
What They Are, What To Look For, How to Follow Up/Respond to them
They've Got Your Back: What you Need to Know About Selecting A Homeowner's Insurance Policy & Home Warranty Plan
The Underwriting Process
What Not to do During Escrow
The Plan: Now & Later
Execution Essentials: The Action Plan & How to Coach Yourself Through it     327
Executing Your Homebuying Goal
The {lcub}RE{rcub}Think Real Estate Homebuying Action Plan
Conclusion-You've Got the House - Now What?     343
Protecting Your Crib From the Cradle Robbers
Home Maintenance Matters
Moving Up, Second Homes & Investment Properties
{lcub}RE{rcub}Think Homebuying - Redux
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