Thank you for visiting us. We are currently updating our shopping cart and regret to advise that it will be unavailable until September 1, 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again.

Dummies.com
  • Print
  • Share
  • Get technical support for this product
Home Buying Kit For Dummies, 5th Edition (1118117964) cover image

Home Buying Kit For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-11796-5
Paperback
432 pages
March 2012
US $29.99 Add to Cart

This price is valid for United States. Change location to view local pricing and availability.

Other Available Formats: E-book
Introduction 1

Part I: Home Economics 7

Chapter 1: Deciding Whether to Buy 9

Chapter 2: Getting Your Financial House in Order 23

Chapter 3: What Can You Afford to Buy? 39

Chapter 4: Why Home Prices Rise and Fall 67

Part II: Financing 101 79

Chapter 5: Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score 81

Chapter 6: Selecting a Mortgage 95

Chapter 7: Mortgage Quandaries, Conundrums, and Forms 123

Part III: Property, Players, and Prices 149

Chapter 8: Where and What to Buy 151

Chapter 9: Assembling an All-Star Real Estate Team 191

Chapter 10: What’s It Worth 219

Chapter 11: Tapping the Internet’s Best Resources 239

Part IV: Making the Deal 249

Chapter 12: Negotiating Your Best Deal 251

Chapter 13: Inspecting and Protecting Your Home 277

Chapter 14: It Ain't Over till the Weight-Challenged Escrow Officer Sings 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 15: Ten Financial "To Do's" After You Buy 317

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Know When Investing in Real Estate 325

Chapter 17: Ten Things to Consider When Selling Your House 331

Part VI: Appendixes 337

Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract 339

Appendix B: Sample Short Sale Addendum plus Short Sale Information and Advisory 349

Appendix C: Example of a Good Inspection Report 355

Appendix D: Glossary 375

Appendix E: About the CD 391

Index 395

Buy Both and Save 25%!

+ Buy Home Buying Kit For Dummies, 5th Edition (List Price: US $29.99)
with Personal Finance For Dummies, 7th Edition (List Price = US $22.99)
Total List Price: US $52.98
Discounted Price: US $39.73
You Save: US $13.25 Add BOTH to Cart
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.
  • Print
  • Share
  • Get technical support for this product