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Finding the Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home for the Lowest Possible Price

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Take advantage of today's real estate market to find great properties at incredible prices Our recent economic meltdown transformed real estate from a popular investment to financial kryptonite. Too many people purchased homes with mortgages they simply could never afford. The good news: Great deals are out there for the taking. Finding the Uncommon Deal gives you the secr ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by John Wiley & Sons
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Emily Olivia
Feb 20, 2013 Emily Olivia rated it it was amazing
Very informative and helpful; a must-read for anyone looking to buy a new home!
Nov 25, 2016 Alan rated it liked it
Good information, while definitely being understandably centered around the authors expertise in New York real estate.

There is a lot of what I personally consider "common sense" in his advice (know your monthly budget, have any financing lined up before sale, etc.) - but there were several nuggets that made it worth the read.

The stories are effective at driving home some of the basic points: use a lawyer, use an inspector (he suggests several ways of how you can find and work with the best in
Dec 14, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
"How to Buy a Home (and Influence People)"
One of New York City's most successful, visible and aggressive real estate lawyers takes you gently by the hand and leads you through the entire process of making the most important investment of your life: buying a home. But beyond being a detailed account of every step along the way, all of the preparation you should take as you consider buying--including deciding exactly how much you can afford to spend--and all of the traps and pitfalls that lay in w
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Feb 11, 2013 Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
I won this book through Goodreads First Read program.

I am an attorney in Iowa and although I am not a real estate attorney I have had cases in which the home purchaser is very unhappy with the home they end up with. In Iowa you are out of luck unless you can prove the seller knew of the problem and failed to disclose it at the time of the sale.

So much of what Bailey sets out in his book could have resulted in the problem being detected before the sale closed. This is a good book to help you get
Feb 17, 2013 Bern rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I'm not planning on buying a house anytime soon; I won this book from First Reads. I also don't know that much about the home-buying process, aside from what I learned working for a mortgage provider one summer. But I didn't learn much from this book, either. The advice skews toward the general -- e.g., "find a broker who returns your phone calls", but not "here's how to find a broker". The book might be better suited to people who are getting into the real estate market for investment and/or ...more
Aug 09, 2015 Alexandra rated it it was amazing
I really appreciated how the author went through every step of the home buying process, starting with outlining the pros and cons to buying, and then everything in between to finally ending with the details of the closing process. This book helped educate me on the ins and outs of real estate as well as addressed some of my fears of what could go wrong and how to avoid it. It also brought up alot of new fears as well, which all things considered, I'm thankful for because it's very important to ...more
Jan 15, 2014 Tracee rated it liked it
I won this book from the Goodreads first reads giveaway. Thank you very much to the author and those involved in the giveaway.
I want to buy a home soon, so I was very happy to receive this book. I highly recommend this book as a guide for those in the market to purchase a home. The author has made the home buying process easy for newcomers like me to understand.
Feb 26, 2014 Dee rated it it was amazing
If you live in New York and want to buy real estate, then buy this book.
It will save you money in ways you never imagined.
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Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law. Among New York's most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey has been identified among the top five percent of attorneys in the New York area, and named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and honored with Martindale-Hubbell "AV" ...more
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