Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying your First Home

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying your First Home

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Anyone currently living either in a rental, with Mom & Dad, or in another setting where the next logical step might be to buy a home, and interested in finding out whether to do so and how to best bring it about.
Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts!

Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too.

Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on:
  • deciding between a house, condo, co-op or townhouse
  • exploring your local market for the best value
  • creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget
  • qualifying for and securing loan financing
  • getting the right inspections and insurance
  • negotiating with sellers or new home builders
  • successfully closing the deal
Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including:
  • real estate brokers
  • attorneys who specialize in real estate
  • a home inspector
  • a neighborhood researcher
  • a mortgage specialist
  • and more!
The brand new edition of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at

Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide to buying a home, emphasizing that careful research is necessary before deciding what price and terms to include in an offer and discussing the changing requirements that affect financing.

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Buying a house for the first time can be an intimidating, and sometimes overwhelming, process. This Nolo guide takes readers on the journey from understanding the benefits of buying a house and deciding what they want to sealing the deal and settling in. Along the way, readers will learn about budgeting, the market, getting a mortgage, negotiating a deal and many other crucial steps. The book takes advice from fifteen different professionals, including brokers, mortgage specialists, home inspectors and more, in to account as it advises readers. Buying the book also allows readers to access the website where they can download forms and informative podcasts and stay up to date on changing trends in house buying. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: [Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2015
[Berkeley, California] : Nolo, 2015
Edition: 5th edition
ISBN: 9781413321197
Branch Call Number: 643.12 BRA 2015
Characteristics: 430 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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