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The National Association of Realtors Guide to Home Buying

  • ID: 2211164
  • Book
  • November 2006
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Ins and Outs of Home Buying from the Experts at NAR

Written by real estate expert and author Blanche Evans, The National Association of Realtors® Guide to Home Buying is based on the expertise of NAR, the country′s largest and most reliable organization for real estate professionals. For the first time ever, this indispensable guide shares NAR′s comprehensive inside expertise with home buyers like you so you can get the best possible return on your biggest investment.

This one–of–a–kind resource gives you all the practical and insightful information you need to find your ideal home and get it at a great price. It features useful tools like checklists and guidelines and practical advice on everything from mortgage and financing alternatives to picking a great location to negotiating with sellers. You′ll avoid common pitfalls with step–by–step guidance on every stage of the buying process, as well as handy tips on:

  • Working with professionals and when you can do it yourself
  • Choosing a home that fits your life and family
  • Picking the right mortgage product
  • Making an offer the buyer can′t refuse
  • Handling appraisals, inspections, title policies, and insurance
  • Dealing with homeowner associations and management companies
  • Doing the final walk–through and closing

There are plenty of books that will help you buy your home, but only one book based on the combined expertise of NAR. Don′t take chances with your biggest investment! Tap into this valuable resource and find your dream home.

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CHAPTER 1. When Is It Time to Consider Owning Your Own Home?

CHAPTER 2. Working with Professionals.

CHAPTER 3. Planning Your Home Buying Adventure.

CHAPTER 4. Mortgage Alternatives.

CHAPTER 5. Types of Homes Which Fits Your Needs Best?

CHAPTER 6. Location, Location, Location.

CHAPTER 7. Buying a Newly Constructed Home.

CHAPTER 8. Buying an Existing Home.

CHAPTER 9. Making Your Choice.

CHAPTER 10. Making Your Offer.

CHAPTER 11. Home Inspections, Appraisals, Title Policies, and Homeowner s Insurance.

CHAPTER 12. Homeowners Associations and Management Companies.

CHAPTER 13. The Final Walk–Through and Closing.

CHAPTER 14. Planning a Stress–Free Move.


Home Buyer s Glossary.


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® is the largest trade organization in the United States with over 1.2 million members and is one of the leading advocates for home ownership. NAR has long been the nation′s most reliable source of information and support for real estate professionals.

BLANCHE EVANS is Publisher of Agent News and Associate Editor of Realty Times, the Internet′s largest independent real estate news service. She is the author of two other books on real estate and is considered one of the most influential names in the industry.

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