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Home Buying 101: From Mortgages and the MLS to Making the Offer and Moving In, Your Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Home Buying 101: From Mortgages and the MLS to Making the Offer and Moving In, Your Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

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Learn all the ins and outs of buying a home and give yourself an advantage in the real estate game with this essential house-buying guidebook.

Buying a first home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Will you qualify for a mortgage? Is your dream home achievable? How do you make sure your offer will beat others? Don't worry--now you can arm yourself with the information you need to know before you begin the hunt!

In Home Buying 101, you will learn all the skills you need to find the right house at the right price, with financing that fits your budget. Full of nuts-and-bolts advice and organized in an easy-to-read format, this book will teach you all the basics of:
-Deciding the right time to buy
-Getting your finances in order
-Choosing a realtor--or going solo
-Assessing neighborhood/comps
-Deciphering the MLS/reading the listings for clues
-Buyers' vs. sellers' markets
-Types of mortgage loans
-Property insurance
-Making a smart offer

With the help of this guide, you'll learn how to find the house of your dreams at a price you can afford!

Author: Jon Gorey
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Published: 02/15/2022
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 7.30h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781507217405

About the Author
Jon Gorey is an award-winning freelance writer and editor specializing in real estate, home improvement, travel, personal finance, profiles, and the occasional opinion essay. Based in Boston, he writes most frequently for the Boston Globe and the Boston Globe Magazine; other bylines include Apartment Therapy, The Culture Trip, Mommy Poppins, and Boston Magazine. Jon is founder of House and Hammer, an award-winning blog about real estate and home improvement and winner of the President's Award for Best Freelance Collection, 2019 (National Association of Real Estate Editors--NAREE).

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