Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home

Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home


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Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home by Egypt Sherrod

Egypt Sherrod knows how to take nervous prospective home-buyers by the hand and lead them through the process. She does it every week as host of HGTV's highly-rated show, Property Virgins. Now she translates her reassuring personality onto the page, with this "No-Stress" guide to buying a home. Egypt takes readers through, simplifying all the many steps of the process, and giving them invaluable information, including:
-Top ten things to consider before buying a home
-How sticking with one agent works in your favor
-Eight ways to be an attractive homebuyer on paper, and ease the mortgage-approval process.
-What to do in a bidding war
-Why you should NEVER overlook the home inspection
-And much more!

Egypt blends her professional know-how and her personable touch with this down-to-earth guide, providing plenty of anecdotes, handy lists, and even a glossary to ensure that readers keep calm...and experience the thrill of home ownership.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762457557
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 348,618
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Egypt Sherrod is "America's most beloved real estate agent" and host of HGTV's top-rated show, Property Virgins, now in its seventh season. As a real estate expert with a successful real estate referral business, she's made appearances on CNBC, CNN, NBC's Today, as well as being featured in Rolling Stone, Ebony, Jet, and other magazines. She has also been a national radio personality, syndicated in more than 60 cities throughout the USA.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 Buying a Home With Confidence: Ready to Take the Plunge? 14

Chapter 2 Building Your Real Estate Dream Team: The First Step 29

Chapter 3 Don't Worry, Buy Happy! Finding the Home of Your Dreams 47

Chapter 4 Distressed Properties: Are They Really Worth the Hunt? 65

Chapter 5 The Down and Dirty About Downpayments: Knowing What You Can Afford 80

Chapter 6 Getting Approved for a Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Right for You? 88

Chapter 7 The Thrill of Making an Offer: How to Seal the Deal 110

Chapter 8 Get Out Your Magnifying Glass: Why You Should Never Overlook the Inspection 123

Chapter 9 Appraisals: Comps, Reports, Results … Oh My! 140

Chapter 10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid: Home Buying No No's 147

Chapter 11 The Title Scrub Down: Not All Title Companies Are Created Equal 157

Chapter 12 The Closing Table: The Final Frontier 169

Chapter 13 Unlocking the Doors of Your New Home: Now What? 178

Glossary The Lingo Real Estate Terms to Know 185

Acknowledgments 213

Index 215

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Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. She shares valuable information and I like that I can tag my book up to use it as a reference.