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Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

  • ISBN13: 9781413313222
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Find the right house at the right price with insider tips and advice from the experts!

Say goodbye to landlords and laundromats with Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. This timely title will help you find the right place to

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  • P. Novak:
    53 of 55 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quirky and useful, but needs to be supplemented, October 30, 2008
    By 
    P. Novak
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    I am just starting to research what’s involved in purchasing a first home. I found this book to be very helpful in providing a landscape of what is involved, but you should supplement it with more specific books, particularly around mortgages.

    The book starts out by having you evaluate what you want in a home, and prioritizing the features. It tells you how to research neighborhoods, ok this is pretty city-centric but they are trying to reach a wide audience. It explains the various professionals involved in each stage of the process, provides forms for interviewing them, and explains what they should provide. It continues to walk you through the inspections, negotiations and closings.

    The book is easy to read, but let’s face it, the purchase process is complex, and I found myself re-reading some sections discussing the many forms and insurance options. There are some quirky sidebars that are of questionable value (songs about houses, a cookie recipe) but they do add some levity.

    Where the book fell a little short was the mortgage discussion. The first book I read “Mortgage Ripoffs and Money Savers: An Industry Insider Explains How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage or Re-Finance” covers this in great detail, and I highly recommend it as supplemental reading. It will explain in detail the junk fees that are mentioned in this book.

    The forms included in the book have varying degrees of usefulness, but the interview and inspection forms are gold. A number of websites are listed throughout the book, and will save you from having to Google for the information.

    Overall I’m happy with this book, and plan to reference it throughout the purchase process.

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  • Michael Olshansky:
    31 of 33 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Worth Its Weight in Gold!, April 19, 2008
    By 
    Michael Olshansky (Marietta, Georgia USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    I started looking at buying my first house many months ago and realized that the conflicting and often spotty advise I would get from friends and family wasn’t enough. I needed a book to guide me and fill in the gaps (of which there were many).

    I figured a “Home Buying for Dummies” type book was what I needed, but I didn’t stop there and thumbed through almost a dozen home buying books at the local store before finding this gem by Nolo.

    This was the ONLY book that guides you through the process, taking logical, simple steps while interjecting real-world experiences from different people.

    It’s written in a manner that appeals to just about everyone, explaining how to find a good agent (or save yourself on closing costs by using an online broker), what you should REALLY look for when finding the house that’s right for you, all the way through closing, and even what’s involved afterwards!

    Buying a home can be stressful and overwhelming, but this book really made things quite easy. I can’t think of a single home buying related subject that it doesn’t cover. If you are buying your first house, this book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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  • Gadgester "No Time, No Money":
    21 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent comprehensive guide, yet easy to understand, March 18, 2008
    By 
    Gadgester “No Time, No Money” (Mother Earth) –
    (TOP 100 REVIEWER)
      

    For me, because this is the only first-time buyer’s guide that discusses in detail issues around getting a personal gift or personal loan towards purchasing a home, it already deserves 5 stars.

    But it’s more than just that. This is a very comprehensive guide with a helpful accompanying CD-ROM. The materials are organized clearly and presented in an easy-to-understand manner. I had read other guides such as the Dummies one which tended to be really verbose and confusing. This book stands out as a highly useable companion as you search and purchase your first home (and as you deal with real estate agents and lawyers).

    Very highly recommended.

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