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Tips and Traps When Buying a Home

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This book provides first-time and experienced home buyers alike with practical, step-by-step strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance.

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This book provides first-time and experienced home buyers alike with practical, step-by-step strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932378382
  • Publisher: America Media International
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 3 cassettes, 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 4
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.25 (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

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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