Home Buying for Dummies Author:Eric Tyson, Ray Brown This new edition of America's # 1 best-selling real estate book takes the pain out of choosing, negotiating for, and buying a home. Helping home buyers save time and money, personal finance guru Eric Tyson and real estate maven Ray Brown deliver the up-to-date information people need, showing them how to: Research neighborhoods and home valu... more »es. Select the best mortgage-including the latest developments. Understand the pros and cons of buying different types of housing. Assemble the right team for putting the deal together. Negotiate the best price and terms.« less
My husband and I were purchasing our first house on the other side of the country, but this book helped us learn everything that we needed to check to help decide if this was the right move for us. It helped us to make the best possible choice and we couldn't be happier! I'd recommend this to any first time home buyer for certain!
This book is going to be sooooooo helpful to my husband and I in the coming months as we look to buy a house. I've read it, and my husband is reading it right now. We will be first-time home buyers, and I recommend this to anyone who is in our situation. Jumping into this is scary especially with the housing and mortgage situation being what they are right now. This book seems to covers it all... how to pick and use an agent, what to expect from negotiations, what all the closing costs are, all the options for mortgages, etc., etc. Very helpful to us dummies!!