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The Everything Homebuying Book: How to Buy Smart -- In Any Market..Determine What You Can Afford...Explore Your Mortgage Options...Find a Home That Matches Your Needs

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The good news: It's a buyer's market and interest rates are down. The bad news: It's tougher to get credit and qualify for an affordable mortgage.

In this volatile market, you need to arm yourself with as much information as you can get. This book takes you through each step of buying a home and will show you how to: Choose the right house, condo, co-op, or vacation home.An
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 17th 2009 by Adams Media Corporation (first published January 1st 2008)
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The Joy of Booking
Oct 30, 2011 The Joy of Booking rated it it was amazing
Despite what the flap copy says, buying a house is NOT easy – it’s stressful! Do you start by finding a house or do you get pre-approved first? If you get pre-approved, what does that mean? What are all those acronyms? Who does what? How do I get the money? Then what?

The Everything Guide to Mortgages answered all of those questions and then some. I read this the day before meeting with our mortgage broker, and, in conjunction with the fabulous information on this site, I no longer felt overwhelm
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Phoebe
Apr 07, 2013 Phoebe rated it really liked it
(Start and finish dates are estimates only; didn't track at the time I read it. --P.)

Four stars for being easy to read, well organized and full of information. I don't yet have personal experience with buying a home, but I think this book will be a good resource for when the time comes. Perhaps a fifth star after confirmation that the easy-to-read, well-organized information is good and truly helpful?

Format: Kindle AZW, San Francisco Library
Andria
Jan 31, 2016 Andria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, nonfiction
This is good for the basics, for the absolute beginner homebuyer. I was introduced to concepts and processes I had no idea about prior to reading. However, it is written by a Realtor, so beware of those biases, and there are many. A good primer but not a definitive guide by any means.
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Jul 07, 2009 Josie rated it it was amazing
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