If you're looking for a home in today's real estate market, you know that the rules have changed. Despite all the challenges that come with the current housing climate, there is glut of houses on the market, making it an ideal time to buy the home you really want. Inventories are high, interest rates are low, and sellers are flexible. With the right guidance, you can find your dream home at a price you can afford.
In the second edition of A Survival Guide for Buying a Home, you will find answers that will help you face the new realities of the real estate market. In this revised and updated edition, veteran real estate broker Sid Davis includes the latest information on:
Time-saving techniques that will help buyers narrow their choices effectively
Mortgage and loan rules
Buying foreclosures and short sales
Cleaning up, increasing, and maintaining your credit score
Twenty costly mistakes that are made by home buyers and how those mistakes can be avoided
You also learn all the ins and outs of finding the right agent, evaluating neighborhoods, buying homeowners insurance and warranties, arranging for appraisals and inspections, preparing your purchase for resale, and more. With this helpful guide in hand, you will be ready to find the home you've always imagined without breaking the bank.
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About the Author
Sid Davis (Farmington, UT), owner of Sid Davis & Associates, has over 25 years of experience as a real estate broker and home renovator. He is the author of Adding Value to Your Home and has written numerous articles for national real estate and finance publications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When my wife and I decided a few months ago that we were going to buy our first home, I went to our library and took out two books on home buying. One of them was your 'Survival Guide'. I toted that book around for the past two months and finally turned it back in today after we closed on our house. My wife and I are the type who want to know as much as we can about everything that we are involved in, and your book really helped us to navigate the very involved and complex road to home-buying. We left the closing this morning feeling like we had done everything right, from shopping mortgages to negotiating after the home inspection. I believe that your book has helped us to save thousands of dollars! Thank you for writing such a fine resource!