Monday, April 27, 2015

6 Books for First-Time Homebuyers

Learn how to navigate the market with these popular titles on how to buy a home. Written with the first-time homebuyer in mind, rest assured that you’ll get all the basics (and then some) covered in clear, concise, and conversational language. Look for these books on Amazon, Kindle, or your next visit to the bookstore:

Home Buying Kit for Dummies
Author: Eric Tyson, Ray Brown
About the book:
“Though fun and exciting, buying a home can also be complicated and confusing -- and most people learn the hard way that a wrong move can cost dearly. In order to find the perfect home at the best price, you must have skill, foresight, and a little guidance from experienced professionals. Home Buying for Dummies provides just that. Packed with invaluable advice in an objective, down-to-earth style that will have you sitting in your dream home in no time, this friendly guide contains everything you need to know to play the home buying game.”

Mortgages For Dummies
Author: Eric Tyson, Ray Brown
About the book:
“Need a mortgage but worried about the market? In Mortgages For Dummies, bestselling authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown give you proven solutions for obtaining a mortgage, whether you want to buy your first home, refinance, or tap into your equity. You get the latest on sub-prime and adjustable-rate mortgages, finding the best lender, avoiding fiscal pitfalls and foreclosure, and much, much, more.”

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home
Author: Ilona Bray J.D., Alayna Schroeder J.D., Stewart Stewart Attorney
About the book:
“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.”

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask
Author: Ilyce R. Glink
About the book:
“From the most trusted name in real estate, here is the latest edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Ilyce R. Glink has established herself as America’s most trusted real estate expert. In this new, fully revised and updated edition of the book that made her a household name, Glink offers more than 100 pages of new material addressing all of the current trends home buyers need to stay on top of. In this third edition of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Glink presents new stories of real people who have gone through the home-buying process for the first time and once again offers her trademark friendly advice on how to avoid common home-buyer mistakes.”

The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and How to Avoid Them)
Author: Gary W. Eldred
About the book:
“Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a great investment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make and illustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the same traps.”


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