Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (book with CD-Rom & Audio)
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home - book with CD-Rom & Audio Author:Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder, Marcia Stewart Insider tips and advice to help you get the right place at the right price! If you're ready to say goodbye to landlords and laundromats, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to invest in -- and have fun doing it. Filled with interesting facts and real-life stories, this book provides everythin... more »g you need to select the right house, 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 the market for the best value
lining up financing
getting inspections and insurance
negotiating with sellers or new home builders
successfully closing the deal Read the real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as the insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including:
attorneys who specialize in real estate
a home inspector
a neighborhood researcher
a mortgage specialist
and more PLUS: You'll get the The Homebuyer's Toolkit, a CD-ROM that includes dozens of forms and MP3s which will help you find the right place, crunch the numbers, interview real estate professionals, borrow down payment money from your parents -- and more.
Melissa B. reviewed Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (book with CD-Rom & Audio) on
Helpful Score: 3
This book was okay. It was definitely geared toward a specific type of homebuyer, and I did not happen to fit the profile so it was not as useful as I'd hoped.
The book is for people who are renting and considering buying, either for security or a financial step up, and are not intending to leave the city they are currently living in (ie change jobs and move to another state.) I'd say it is more geared toward people in cities or suburbs rather than small towns as well.
A lot of the advice is geared toward markets where demand is higher than supply, also unlikely right now.