Real estate attorney Wayner takes the buyer through the complications of real estate investing. Basics are similar to several recently published titles: Mike and Irene Milin, How To Buy and Manage Rental Properties (LJ 7/86), Peter Miller and Dougals Bregman, The Common Sense Guide to Successful Real Estate Negotiation ( LJ 2/1/87), and Michael Thomsett, Homeowner's Money Management ( LJ 3/1/87). Wayner restricts his scope to first-time buyers of single-family homes. He uses a textbook format. All terms are thoroughly explained and each chapter concludes with a summary. Major topics covered are finding and investigating the property, examining types of financing, writing the contract, and closing the deal. Recommended for public libraries. Mary Ann Wasick, West Allis P.L., Wis.