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Hundreds of thousands of home buyers can't be wrong. They've turned to this guide for solid "how-to" advice on the most important buy of their lives. Now real estate veteran Robert Irwin is back with a new edition of his bestselling classic. Do you know the 7 most important buyer's tips? The 4 most significant buyer's traps? Is now the right time to buy? With this book, you'll be the savviest, best-prepared home shopper possible - whether you're seeking a primary or vacation home, condo or co-op, new construction...
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Overview

Hundreds of thousands of home buyers can't be wrong. They've turned to this guide for solid "how-to" advice on the most important buy of their lives. Now real estate veteran Robert Irwin is back with a new edition of his bestselling classic. Do you know the 7 most important buyer's tips? The 4 most significant buyer's traps? Is now the right time to buy? With this book, you'll be the savviest, best-prepared home shopper possible - whether you're seeking a primary or vacation home, condo or co-op, new construction or resale. Get inside information on how to check out neighborhoods for school quality, crime rates, and future price appreciation; the latest home inspection rules involving earthquake and hurricane retrofitting, asbestos and lead removal, and radon detection; new warranties implied in purchase contracts; and each step of the home-buying process: assessing market conditions, house-hunting, dealing with agents and attorneys, negotiating, conducting inspections, getting the best financing, even saving on closing costs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070328846
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Series: Tips and Traps Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Irwin is one of America's most respected experts in all areas of real estate and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers in the McGraw-Hill Tips and Traps series.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 New Tips on Home Buying 1
2 Is Now the Right Time to Buy? 11
3 Everything Is Negotiable! 17
4 Do I Really Need a Big Down Payment? 25
5 How to Qualify for a Bigger Mortgage 37
6 How to Find the Right House 49
7 How to Pick a Good Agent 61
8 How Do You Buy a Home? 77
9 How to Make a Low Offer the Seller Will Accept 93
10 Counteroffers: The Art of Bargaining 121
11 Where to Get the Best Financing 133
12 Can You Cut Your Closing Costs? 153
13 How Do I Inspect the House? 165
14 Buying a Lot and Building Your Own Home 177
15 Is a Condo or Co-Op a Good Alternative? 189
16 Should You Buy a New Home from a Builder? 195
17 What About Buying a Vacation Home? 219
18 When You Have a Problem 223
Index 231
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2004

    Great 1st Timer's Guide

    This guide was absolutely written for the novice and expert alike. This is my first home purchase and this book has helped me ask the perfect questions at each of the right times. I'd choose this book over other many other 'buying tips' books in a minute. Read it, use it, and benefit from it's great advice given!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2002

    Great book for a good start!

    I highly recommend reading this book before you decide to sell your home. It states the steps clearly with a hint of humor. I am looking forward to reading another title by Irwin to accquire the details in FSBO.

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