Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home by Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder, Marcia Stewart


Buy your first home at the right price with tips and advice from the experts. Learn everything about homebuying from mortgages to agents, inspections, and more.  Get valuable tips on:

. exploring your local market for the best value
. qualifying for and lining up financing
. getting the right inspections and insurance
.
Includes all the legal forms you need!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413317626
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ilona Bray, J.D. is an author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, workplace wellness and nonprofit fundraising. Other books include Effective Fundraising for NonprofitsU.S. Immigration Made Easy and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising. Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Master's degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington. Bray also blogs at Nolo's Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits and Nolo's Real Estate Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers.

Alayna Schroeder
is a coauthor of several Nolo books, including Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. A Sacramento, California lawyer, she has represented employers in litigation, drafted employee handbooks and policies and counseled employers on sound employment practices. She holds a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Marcia Stewart
writes and edits Nolo books and forms on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the co-author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, First-Time Landlord, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, Renters' Rights, and The Legal Answer Book for Families. She has edited dozens of Nolo books, including The Women's Small Business Start-Up Kit. Marcia is also an author on a popular landlord-tenant law site.

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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“ Nolo’s Essential Guide To Buying Your First Home” by Ilona Bray, J.D., Alayna Schroeder, J.D. & Marcia Stewart includes detailed information on making first time home purchases. There is also a Cd-rom attached to the end of the book. This was one of the books to catch my interest because my husband and I intend to purchase our first home within the next eight years. We are giving ourselves plenty of time to look around because we actually plan to permanently reside in the home for the long-term. The following are some of the informative details included in the book: Pages 25-27: Pinpointing personal preferences choice in the neighborhood of the home purchase Pages 90-97: Essential details on real estate agents Pages 275-303: Items to take care of before closing in on a house deal. “Nolo’s Essential Guide To Buying Your First Home” by Illona Bray, J.D., Alana Schroeder, J.D., & Marcia Stewart is good for first time home buyers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well organized by chapter to help you find the information you need. The entire thing was helpful for me during the home-buying process to help me understand the steps and what to expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike most how-to books, I read this one cover to cover. It covers every step in the home buying process, in order from start to finish. It includes detailed information on topics such as finding the right house, finding a loan, getting a good real estate agent, figuring out what to offer, the closing process, inspections, homeowners insurance and more. I bought a small army of how-to books to help me buy my first home, but I really only needed this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago