Home Ownership & Renting

Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting transactions in most people's lives. Yet, the ease and convenience of renting is often the better option for many people. Whether you're buying or renting, we've got you covered with useful and practical articles about every aspect of real estate transacting.

Home Ownership & Renting Books

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Building Your Custom Home For Dummies

Published 08-31-2021

<p><b>You deserve a home&nbsp;that meets your specific needs and desires!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>If you find yourself dreaming of the perfect patio, the ideal kitchen, and inviting rooms where you love to spend time, it might just be time to start building! With&nbsp;<i>Building Your&nbsp;Custom&nbsp;Home&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>, you won&rsquo;t have to feel intimidated as you plan, finance, and&nbsp;oversee construction&nbsp;on your new oasis. You&rsquo;ll learn what it takes to&nbsp;build a custom home,&nbsp;including&nbsp;which pros&nbsp;to call and when. This updated edition also covers the latest in real estate and home construction trends, including smart homes, green building, and banking options.&nbsp;</p> <p>It's more important than ever to live in a home that&rsquo;s truly how you want it, truly your own. Now is the perfect time to get started&mdash;if you&rsquo;re still in the dreaming stage, this book will help you identify your style and articulate your vision. If you&rsquo;re further along in the process, you&rsquo;ll benefit from&nbsp;checklists and&nbsp;pointers&nbsp;on reviewing architects&rsquo; plans, evaluating contractor bids, flipping the home you build, and&nbsp;more.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The latest&nbsp;guidance on building a beautiful home on any budget&nbsp;</li> <li>New ideas for high-tech homes with low carbon footprints&nbsp;</li> <li>Step-by-step instructions for securing financing, hiring architects, and finding reliable contractors&nbsp;</li> <li>Advice on how to invest your home-building budget wisely and&nbsp;plan for the future&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Building Your&nbsp;Custom&nbsp;Home&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;takes you from finding the perfect homesite through&nbsp;laying the&nbsp;foundation to framing and finishing&mdash;in the friendly Dummies style you can trust.&nbsp;</p>

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Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies

Published 12-03-2020

<b>Make your next house sale or purchase a homerun with the latest edition of this celebrated Canadian guide</b> <p>In the Fifth Edition of <i>Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies,</i> best-selling authors and real estate experts Douglas Gray and Peter Mitham unpack the good, the bad, and the "I can't believe I didn't think of that" of buying or selling a home in Canada. Buyers will discover the answers to the questions that have kept them up at night, from whether they need an agent to what they should look for in a new home. Sellers will find out how to price their home for maximum value, the real costs associated with real estate sales, and how to list their place. <p>Real estate doesn't have to be intimidating. Gray and Mitham show you how to navigate a home sale or purchase with skill and confidence and have fun doing it. You'll: <ul> <li>Identify unique, regional issues you should consider whether you're buying a condo in Toronto or a two-bedroom in Yellowknife</li> <li>Discover how to maximize your home's asking price by presenting it in its best light</li> <li>Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to finding hidden gems and diamonds in the rough in a seller's market</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for first-time home buyers and sellers as well as people who've been around the block a few times, <i>Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies</i> is the ultimate guide for Canucks who are looking for expert help throughout this seriously important and exciting process.

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Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Published 04-07-2020

<b>Your turn-key guide to crucial information about buying a new home before you take the plunge</b> <p><i>Home Buying Kit For Dummies, 7th Edition</i> simplifies and explains the home-buying process to new home buyers everywhere. Authors Eric Tyson, MBA and Ray Brown inform and educate readers in the simple, straightforward and incisive style the <i>For Dummies</i> series is known for across the world. <p>This book covers all the topics necessary to tackle the purchase of a home with confidence, including: <ul> <li>Complete coverage of new US tax rules and strategies</li> <li>What's happening with home financing given the high home prices and fluctuating economies found in many markets</li> <li>How to compare renting and buying in light of new rules regarding mortgage interest and property tax write-offs</li> <li>Updated coverage of internet resources and how to best utilize them as a buyer</li> </ul> <p>The <i>7th Edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies</i> offers brand new content of particular interest to millennial homebuyers, as well as freshly updated online companion content.

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Selling Your House For Dummies

Published 03-13-2018

<b>Sell your house in any market</b> <p>Whether you're selling your home yourself or using a realtor, this helpful guide offers all the information you need to make an otherwise-stressful undertaking go smoothly. In <i>Selling Your House For Dummies,</i> you'll find plain-English, easy-to-follow information on the latest mortgage application and approval processes, the hottest websites used in the house-selling process, and revised tax laws that affect the housing and real estate markets. <p>From the author team behind America's #1 bestselling real estate book, <i>Home Buying Kit For Dummies</i>, this book offers Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice, recommendations, and strategies for selling your house given current market conditions. From staging your home to utilizing technology to sell your house directly to home buyers, this trusted resource is packed with tips and ideas to make your home the most appealing house on the block. <ul> <li>Prepare your property for the best offer</li> <li>Stage and market your house successfully</li> <li>Negotiate and successfully close the sale</li> <li>Make sense of contracts and forms used in the house-selling process</li> </ul> <p>Get the tried-and-true advice that will help you sell your property!

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Buying a Property in Eastern Europe For Dummies

Published 09-15-2006

Whether you're buying a second home or looking to invest, the smart money is heading to Eastern Europe. Plan every aspect of your property investment with this expert guide that walks you step-by-step through the property market in 14 countries and helps you weigh up the rewards and the risks of choosing one location over another.

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