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  • Sell It Like Serhant

    Ryan Serhant

    Product Code: BRIXO
    Paperback
    'Full of smart tricks and tips to make a seller out of you' PEOPLE.com Ryan Serhant is the very confident guy who wears stellar suits, has a driver, and regularly closes seven-figure deals on Bravo's hit series Million Dollar Listing: New York. On his reality show Sell It Like Serhant, he uses his sales expertise to teach struggling salespeople to successfully sell everything from golf balls to hot tubs. This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant was a jobless hand model when he entered real estate. He outlines exactly how he flipped the switch and grew to dominate one of the most competitive sales markets in the world. Using personal accounts and lessons from his biggest (and smallest) deals, he gives fresh insight on how to manage multiple balls, or goals, at once to increase profits and achieve ultimate success. A salesman should not live or die by one deal or client. The ultimate salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" because the next deal should already be happening. The Serhant principle is that it takes just as much time and energy to manage one deal as it does six. This book will help you learn how to bring in, control, and manage multiple balls successfully. A true salesperson knows it's a volume business. By juggling all your balls in the air at once and staying clearheaded in the clutter, you're better able to keep your eye on the ball and sell more. Ready, set, go. 'Whether you're in real estate or an author, you have to know how to sell yourself and your work. Because if you don't, you can't eat. This book from one of America's hardest hustling salesmen is a crash course into becoming great at it' Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy
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  • Dispossessed

    Noelle Stout

    Product Code: BYXYX
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    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, more than 14 million U.S. homeowners filed for foreclosure. Focusing on the hard-hit Sacramento Valley, Noelle Stout uncovers the predacious bureaucracy that organized the largest bank seizure of residential homes in U.S. history. Stout reveals the failure of Wall Street banks' mortgage assistance programs-backed by over $300 billion of federal funds-to deliver on the promise of relief. Unlike the programs of the Great Depression, in which the government took on the toxic mortgage debt of Americans, corporate lenders and loan servicers ultimately denied over 70 percent of homeowner applications. In the voices of bank employees and homeowners, Stout unveils how call center representatives felt about denying appeals and shares the fears of families living on the brink of eviction. Stout discloses the impacts of rising inequality on homeowners-from whites who felt their middle-class life unraveling to communities of color who experienced a more precipitous and dire decline. Trapped in a Kafkaesque maze of mortgage assistance, borrowers began to view debt refusal as a moral response to lenders, as seemingly mundane bureaucratic dramas came to redefine the meaning of debt and dispossession.
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  • Your First 365 Days in Real Estate

    Shelley Zavitz

    Product Code: BXXRA
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    Your successful career in real estate starts here! The first 365 days of working in real estate can be one of the most tumultuous times in your career - full of hard lessons, heart breaks and hard work. Just because you have a license, doesn't mean you have a business. But if you get the important stuff right, a great future is yours for the taking. This honest, eye-opening and completely practical insider's guide shows you how to get where you want to be - even if you're starting from nothing. Author and successful real estate agent Shelley Zavitz reveals in unprecedented detail: - what to expect the first year of your career - how to implement systems that will impact your business in the next 90 days - how to build a marketing plan in a digital world - how to work your contacts to start your referral pipeline - how mindset can make or break your business and what to do about it - why surrounding yourself with the right people is essential. Shelley shares her own story as a new real estate agent - including how she built a brand starting with a network of just four people in a totally new city. The book also comes complete with worksheets, hot lists and examples of great branding so that you can catapult your business into the fast lane right now.
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  • Barron's Real Estate Licensing Exams with Online Digital Flashcards

    Jack P. Friedman

    Product Code: BXISA
    Paperback
    Barron's Real Estate Licensing Exams has been updated to provide the latest information in real estate finance, federal law and regulation, and appraisal license requirements. This edition features: Explanations of all aspects of real estate law and finance, including contracts, deeds, appraisals, brokerage, leasing, mortgages, federal regulation of Fair Housing, Truth-in-Lending, and environmental matters More than 1,600 practice questions similar to those found on licensing exams, including 9 model tests Answers and explanations for all questions An extensive glossary of real estate terms, including practical examples, from authors who are experienced brokers and teachers
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  • Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies

    Nicholas Wallwork

    Product Code: BWFIU
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    Aspiring international real estate investors--expand your portfolio today! The real estate world can be a particularly difficult place to do business, and this book helps aspiring international investors of all skill levels avoid some of the pitfalls first-timers often make. Expert author Nicholas Wallwork opens your eyes to how accessible international real estate can be and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main strategies and nuances when investing at home or away. Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies covers expert strategies for investing in international real estate, going beyond the more obvious tactics like buy-to-lease and flipping houses. It gives you a solid roadmap for successful property investing that actually works in any market. It lays out checklists of tasks and offers step-by-step guidance and advice based on over a decade of in-the-trenches experience working in the international real estate investment sector. Learn previously unseen expert strategies Find out how to choose which countries to invest in Easily navigate your way around lease options Build an in-country network of reliable contacts Manage your new assets with ease How to build the mindset of a top real estate investor Looking to start or expand your international real estate portfolio? Everything you need is at your fingertips!
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  • Sold!

    Nicole Jacobs

    Product Code: BWFAM
    Paperback
    In SOLD! How to buy and sell your home with real confidence, one of Australia's leading property experts and buyer's advocate for The Block, Nicole Jacobs, shares her extensive experience on how to buy and sell your home. Whether it is buying off the plan or selling a suburban home in a quiet suburb, Nicole gives you the keys to real estate success with information on topics such as due diligence checklists, how to work through exactly why you are buying, or whether renovating your existing home makes more sense, as well as buying tips, styling tips, selling `musts' and all of the jargon that goes with real estate, contracts and titles. Nicole also arms you with the questions you should ask and the ground work and research you should undertake before setting out to an open house or calling an agent. Whatever your motivation is, Nicole guides you through the process to make buying or selling your home or property as simple and stress-free as possible.
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  • The Straw Bale House

    Athena Swentzell Steen

    Product Code: BWCBT
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    Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire house or something more modest-a home office or studio, a retreat cabin or guest cottage-plastered straw bale construction is an exceptionally durable and inexpensive option. What's more, it's fun, because the technique is easy to learn and easy to do yourself. And the resulting living spaces are unusually quiet and comfortable.The Straw Bale Housedescribes the many benefits of building with straw bales: super insulation, with R-values as high as R-50 good indoor air quality and noise reduction a speedy construction process construction costs as low as $10-per-square-foot use of natural and abundant renewable resources a better solution than burning agricultural waste straw, which creates tons of air pollutants
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  • How To Win In Commercial Real Estate Investing

    R. Craig Coppola

    Product Code: BVXHH
    Paperback
    When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, it's easy to make a mistake...so why risk it? Improve your chances of success with a book researched, lived, and written by a master of commercial real estate: Craig Coppola. Craig has navigated the markets, ridden economic ups and downs, and bought and sold countless commercial projects - and he's mastered the world of brokerage, leasing and investing. Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new "real-estate eyes," perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.
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  • Real Estate Titans

    Erez Cohen

    Product Code: BUQAA
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    A complete guide for the real estate industry Fresh out of college, Erez Cohen set foot in an investment banking firm. Whether through luck or fortune, he was assigned a position with the real estate group. He was handed a book that soon birthed his love affair with real estate that continues to this day. In Real Estate Titans, Cohen draws on his personal experiences wherein he became a Teacher and Research Assistant to his mentor, Dr. Linneman. During that time, he met, talked, and heard stories from distinguished real estate titans, such as Stephen Ross, Barry Sternlicht, Sam Zell, Steven Roth, etc. This informative time placed him in a unique position to collect knowledge from many of these titans. Surrounded by so many titans, Erez's curiosity grew and resulted in the key lessons you'll discover inside. - What inspires these titans to work so hard and reach such extraordinary levels of success? - What are the main elements and traits inside of them that propel them to be so grandiose? - How have these individuals, which most of the time had less resources and talent, succeeded on a much bigger scale than so many of their competitors? - And more In Real Estate Titans, Erez reveals the seven key lessons he learned from his journey of discovery--key lessons that revealed themselves both through these interviews and his time working with multiple mentors and magnates in his careers.
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  • Capital City

    Samuel Stein

    Product Code: BUMAW
    Paperback
    Our cities are changing. Global real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, 36 times the value of all the gold ever mined. It makes up 60 percent of the world's assets, and the most powerful person in the world - the president of the United States - made his name as a landlord and real estate developer. As Samuel Stein makes clear in this tightly argued book, its through this seemingly innocuous profession of city planners that we can best understand the transformations underway. Planners provide a window into the practical dynamics of urban change: the way the state uses and is used by organized capital, and the power of landlords and developers at every level of government. But crucially, planners also possess the powers we must leverage if we ever wish to reclaim our cities.
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  • You Too Can Become a Property Millionaire

    Glenn Armstrong

    Product Code: BRUDC
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    Glenn Armstrong, `The Millionaire Maker', is probably the only man in the UK who has helped 71 people (and counting) become property millionaires through his tried and tested strategy developed over the past decade. Glenn's desire to share his success and create a legion of potential property competitors is both unusual and impressive. Glenn Armstrong guides his mentees through a specific programme that helps them go from GBP0 to hundreds of thousands, and then to become a millionaire in five years... You don't need to be rich to become a property millionaire! Glenn Armstrong is a self-taught property guru, and succeeding through his own mistakes has helped him identify what works and what doesn't when it comes to the property business. Incredibly, he's happy to share these secrets to success with anyone who will listen, pay attention, and work hard. Glenn's love of teaching is clear, and he writes as he talks - without pretension or smarm. He is no-nonsense and straight to the point. Glenn's new book - You Too Can Become A Property Millionaire - is just one more piece in his legacy jigsaw. He wants to share all he has learned and pass it on to the property investors and developers of the future. His new book is packed full of incredible pearls of wisdom for any budding entrepreneur - not just for those interested in property. Glenn shares inspiring stories about his entrepreneurial career over the decades, from setting up a video rental empire in his 20s to becoming a cabbie after he lost his first million and rather than `just' waiting for the work to come to him, he put in an extra 30 hours per week to buy a car to hire out to fellow cabbies on an ingenious rent-to-buy scheme. Glenn offers time management tips, motivation, and ideas for success that are applicable for all entrepreneurs. He is really open about what has worked for him, as well as the hurdles he's had to jump over. Never settling for the status quo, Glenn always seeks to be more creative and innovative, to earn more, succeed, thrive and not just survive in business. Glenn Armstrong is a brilliant example of how anyone with drive, motivation and who is fearless of proper hard graft, can succeed in today's competitive business world!
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  • Buy to Let Loose

    Anshu Kotak

    Product Code: BRJGY
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    Buy To Let Loose demystifies the buy to let process and details a practical step-by-step guide using case studies of Anshu's first eight investments that led her to financial security. The case studies are relevant and current since they are all post the financial crisis and half of them are post-Brexit under the new tax rules. Buy To Let Loose delves into the mortgage and remortgage process; it explores what you need to unearth at viewings and what your solicitor needs to uncover during the legal process; it addresses the new tax changes that impact rental profits and lists the pros and cons of setting up a limited company in an effort to preserve them; it suggests investment areas that still offer attractive returns; the book stipulates eight key factors that together form an effective negotiating strategy; it goes into the preparation required before quitting the infamous day job; and finally, it summarises the advantages and risks of buy to let, compared and contrasted to other investment asset classes for completeness.
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  • Power Property Investing for Women

    Bindar Dosanjh

    Product Code: BQOKP
    Paperback
    Women - your financial future is in your hands - you can create it. Power Property Investing for Women is for any woman who wants to control their financial future. There is a property investing strategy for everyone regardless of financial or personal circumstances. Award-winning Property Developer and Mentor Bindar Dosanjh, with over 20 years' experience, shows you how to: * Get on the property ladder * Create your desired income from property investing * Write your own pay cheques * Profit from distressed properties * Fund your deals using other people's money * Systemise your property business * Create your own financial independence plan and much more... This book provides the necessary guidance, tools, strategies and support. Bindar teaches a safe and secure way to start property investing, turning the fearful novice into a fiercely confident property investor.
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  • Days of Slaughter

    Susan Wharton Gates (Visiting

    Product Code: BNHKG
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    In September 2008, beset by mounting losses on high-risk mortgages and mortgage securities, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation teetered on the brink of insolvency. Fearing that confidence in the housing market would collapse completely if Freddie Mac and its competitor Fannie Mae failed, the US government made the difficult decision to place the two firms into conservatorship, taking control away from shareholders. Although the taxpayer commitment of hundreds of billions was meant to stabilize the housing finance system, Freddie's fall at the start of the financial crisis set off shockwaves around the world. In Days of Slaughter, Susan Wharton Gates, a former 19-year Freddie Mac employee and vice president of public policy, provides a vivid eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to massive losses for shareholders, investors, homeowners-and taxpayers. With a keen eye to the policy landscape, Gates relates the fateful decisions that led to Freddie Mac's downfall and desperate rescue. She also examines today's worrisome headlines about potential future bailouts, the uneven housing recovery, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Throughout the book, Gates argues convincingly that policymakers will be unable to safely reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests squarely on taxpayer shoulders without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest group politics. The first book to tell the story of Freddie Mac from an insider perspective-while casting a prophetic eye to the future-this first-hand account of housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors involved in the Great Recession is a must-read. A cautionary tale of failed policies and corporate mismanagement that compellingly addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational dynamics, and ethics, Days of Slaughter will appeal to readers everywhere who want a fuller explanation of what went awry in the US housing market.
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  • Property Magic

    Simon Zutshi

    Product Code: BMWJE
    Paperback
    In the 10th Anniversary edition of this No.1 Best Selling property book, experienced property investor Simon Zutshi will share with you some of the secrets behind his Property Mastermind Programme, so that you can learn how to build a property portfolio and replace your income, using other people's time, money and experience. The book is designed to open your mind and stimulate your thinking to make you aware of some of the current possibilities available to you in the world of property investing. It is packed full of inspirational case studies to help build your personal belief of what you could achieve, in a relatively short amount of time, by investing in property. Although this book is focused on investing in the UK property market, the concept of finding and helping motivated sellers to reach an ethical win/win solution, works in every property market all over the world. You can build your personal wealth whilst helping other people solve their property problems.
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  • Kit and Modern Timber Frame Homes

    Julian Owen

    Product Code: BJUHX
    Hardback
    Timber frame building methods are amongst the oldest and most versatile in human history and they are becoming increasingly popular as both governments and individuals throughout the world embrace 'green' issues. Global warming is encouraging the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials; and building with wood and adopting timber frame construction, which reduces carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels, is seen by many as a viable alternative to more traditional building methods.
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  • Renovating for Profit

    Michael Holmes

    Product Code: BIROK
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    Property, whether you are buying a house to live in or to let, represents an enormous financial commitment. This book, by bricks-and-mortar expert Michael Holmes, will show you how to maximise the value of your investment and will reveal the kind of home improvements that make economic sense. Authoritative and detailed text covers all major aspects of home improvement, including conservatories, loft and basement conversions, double-glazing, central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. With sound advice and clear, comprehensive charts and tables, it adds up to an indispensable handbook for any homeowner who is thinking of building on to, extending, altering or selling their property. No other book gives such sensible, practical or authoritative advice on improvements to your home that will really make a difference to the house itself and to its market value.
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  • Buying a House in France

    Michael Streeter

    Product Code: BHDPP
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    Buying a House in France is only book with up-to-date information on the current French property market. Written by trusted property experts who live and work in France, Buying a House in France provides inside information on the up-and-coming areas in France, where the bargains are to be found as well as full coverage of the regions already popular with British buyers. Many Brits dream of buying property in France and thanks to the Eurostar and budget airlines the country is closer than ever. Buying a House in France provides everything you need to know to buy a house whether for use as a second home, weekend retreat, base while working abroad, investment or retirement home. It provides a step-by-step guide to the buying process, advice from legal and financial experts to guidance on what you can get for your money and where. This comprehensive guide includes cultural and economical information and uncovers how to find all types of property from villas and apartments to farms and vineyards. Buying a House in France also includes case studies from people who have already bought property in France with tips on how to get a bargain. Buying a House in France covers all of the essentials for buying a house in France, from raising finance and dealing with estate agents to arranging removals, getting power and water connected and dealing with builders. Buying a House in France addresses everything you're unsure of, equipping you with all the information you could ever need so that you know what to expect and how to avoid being ripped-off, helping you to get the best deal for your dream house in France.
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  • The Corruption of Capitalism

    Director Labour Market Policie

    Product Code: BGLNO
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    Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. At the heart of the problem is the construction by successive governments, working in the interests of elites, of the most unfree market system ever created. A system in which property, financial, physical and intellectual, is controlled by a tiny but enormously powerful rentier class.
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  • Quicklook at Property

    Charles Dixon

    Product Code: BDZUQ
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    This book covers the main areas of this immense subject. We see how property is used and explore the property based occupations and professions. We consider the things which affect value and the booms and busts that occur. At the end of the book you try your hand at managing a complex redevelopment project.
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  • Big Capital

    Anna Minton

    Product Code: BCXKB
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    The inside story of London's housing crisis, by the award-winning author of Ground Control London is facing the worst housing crisis in modern times, with knock-on effects for the rest of the UK. Despite the desperate shortage of housing, tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of affordable homes are being pulled down, replaced by luxury apartments aimed at foreign investors. In this ideological war, housing is no longer considered a public good. Instead, only market solutions are considered - and these respond to the needs of global capital, rather than the needs of ordinary people. In politically uncertain times, the housing crisis has become a key driver creating and fuelling the inequalities of a divided nation. Anna Minton cuts through the complexities, jargon and spin to give a clear-sighted account of how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.
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  • Property Investing for Dummies

    Bruce Brammall

    Product Code: BCGTJ
    Paperback
    Are you thinking about real estate as a long-term wealth opportunity? Whether you?re interested in a house, apartment, vacant land or commercial property, the second Australian edition of Property Investing For Dummies explains what you need know to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winning property portfolio with proven, practical and actionable advice on everything from financing your goals with SMSFs to choosing the right location at the right time, and much more including how to: *Decide which type of property is right for you ? choose an investment option that fits in with your financial plans *Assemble a reliable support network ? research and enlist the help of lenders, buyers? advocates, advisers and other experts *Explore your finance options ? learn about mortgage terms, lending fees and holding property in a self-managed super fund *Find the right location and price ? evaluate markets worth pursuing and prepare to bid or make an offer *Protect your investment ? discover what it?s like to be a landlord, and learn to insure your property and manage risk *Keep on top of the formalities ? organise your accounting records, understand tax considerations and identify exit strategies *Build a solid portfolio ? uncover the secrets to growing equity, diversifying and building an income stream
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  • Housing

    Kate Barker

    Product Code: BBPFY
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    Housing matters a great deal. The present housing market has worked well for many of us (who have enjoyed the steeply rising values of our homes) which is why change, especially new building, is resisted. But for increasing numbers it now works less well as home ownership is out of reach, and for many years it has been commonly felt that there is a 'housing crisis' in Britain. Reforms are urgently needed to avoid a growing human cost. With so many conflicting views in evidence and a balance to be struck between growth and conservation, what housing market outcomes might be regarded as a success for policymakers? This short book attempts to give at least some answers, concluding with a list of criteria by which success might be judged along with a list of policy recommendations. Along the way a number of 'myths' are identified - either ideas about the UK housing market or possible solutions to the housing issue - that the author argues are mistaken. She argues that we need to be realistic, and not simplistic, about what mix of outcomes can be achieved.There are many national policy aims, including decent homes for all, protection of the green belt, better design of buildings and places, the avoidance of house price volatility, and intergenerational fairness. At the local level, planning provokes conflict and strong feelings. We also have an existing housing stock that is arguably, at least in part, wrongly located, and some of the housing we do have is of poor quality. For anyone with an interest in housing, this is an authoritative, accessible and constructive contribution to a debate that is likely to rumble on until the cows come home.
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  • Home Buying Kit For Dummies

    Eric Tyson

    Product Code: AZWSY
    Paperback
    America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. * Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage * Improve your credit score * Make sense of changing lending standards * Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
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