100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask

Author: Ilyce R. Glink
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307834508
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Genre: Business & Economics

From the most trusted name in real estate: the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Now revised and updated for today's marketplace. ¸ How do I know if my broker is doing a good job? (See question #18.) ¸ How should I decide how much to offer for a home? (See question #29.) ¸ How does the negotiation process work? (See question #37.) ¸ How much of a down payment will I need to buy my home? (See question #61.) ¸ What are the different types of mortgages available? (See question #75.) ¸ What if I'm rejected for my loan? (See question #86.) ¸ What exactly is the closing? And where is it held? (See question #89.) ¸ Will I need homeowner's insurance? What should it cover? (See question #93.) What's new in this edition? Internet resources for home buyers: Where to shop for a loan on the web, how to apply online for a mortgage, and how to contact the agency that regulates real estate brokers and mortgage lenders in your state Tax laws and what they mean to you: Why the Taxpayer Relief Act is a windfall for homeowners, and how you can take full advantage of it Buying new construction: How to compare developers and negotiate the best deal The competitive mortgage market: How to find a reputable lender, how to find a true zero-down loan, and what service premiums tell you about your loan

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Mountain Property

Author: Michael I. Posey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1478234113
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: Reference

The Southern Appalachian Mountain region – Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Northwestern South Carolina and Southwestern Virginia – has been attracting the attention of retiring Baby-boomers and entrepreneurial Gen-Xers in droves since the turn of the millennium. The vast majority of them hail from densely populated, metropolitan areas of essentially flat topography, which gives them little, if any experience to tackle the job of finding an appropriate home site on which to build their dream-home. Whether that home site is for use as a second-home, vacation-home or retirement-home, the pitfalls and obstacles to making that dream become a reality remain essentially the same. The stories of some of those dreams becoming nightmares are all too familiar… "the roads were never completed to my lot…", "there's no power or phone to my lot…", I drilled my well to 1,000 feet but there's no water…", the septic/drain field system can only accommodate a one-bedroom house…", the sub-grade is solid granite and the foundation will cost a fortune…" Most of the wide-eyed transplants that purchase property here not only have no idea what the answers are to a whole host of pertinent questions – they have no idea what the questions are either – and therein lies the danger. The combination of a lack of development regulations and ordinances in rural areas, a lack of centralized, municipal water and sewer services, a multitude of impacts and unknowns that difficult topography can present, a few shady developers and finally, a throng of unsuspecting buyers that simply don't know what they don't know – together provide for a ripe environment for potential disappointment.There is no doubt that the this region of beautiful blue mountain peaks and ridgelines, picturesque farming communities, roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls is truly one of the most scenic and naturally attractive areas in this country, if not the world. Outdoor recreation is boundless: fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain-biking, trail-running, snow-skiing, hunting, horseback riding, skeet-shooting… the options are almost endless. Eighty percent of the Western North Carolina region alone is comprised of government-protected and maintained forests, assuring that much of the area will forever remain in an undeveloped state with its natural resources and eco-systems protected and conserved.The purpose of this book is to help those that wish to call this area home to make better and smarter decisions about the land they wish to purchase to fulfill the vision they have for themselves and their family. In so doing, it is my hope that development regulations will gain ground, development practices will improve, developers themselves will be held to a higher standard of conduct and the buying public will benefit along with the natural resources that are so precious to the area.

Building Your Own Home

Author: Dan Ramsey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028643119
Release Date: 2002
Genre: House & Home

A clear, concise, up-to-date guide on all aspects of deciding, designing, hiring, financing, building, and enjoying a home that's really your own. -- Covers all aspects of the home building process, from deciding what kind of house to build, to designing it, planning it, hiring the people to build it, and financing it. -- Less intimidating than many do-it-yourself books which are 600+ pages and either assume some knowledge of the home building process or are geared towards those who plan to do some of the actual constructing themselves. -- Written by an experienced consumer rather than a contractor, banker, realtor, or other biased author. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Building Your Own Home is a clear, concise, up-to-date guide on every aspect of the home building process. It answers every question readers have about building a custom residence-and a few questions they may not have considered. With clear instructions and illustrations, this book takes readers through every step of the home-building process from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials to all aspects of home construction. Whether they plan to build it all themselves, build some and hire some done, or hire it all done to their specifications, The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Building Your Own Home will do the job.

100 Questions Every First time Home Buyer Should Ask

Author: Ilyce R. Glink
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9781524763435
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Business & Economics

From the most trusted name in real estate, a new and fully updated edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams What does "location, location, location" really mean? How do I decide what to offer on a house? What exactly is the closing? Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in any person's life. It will be the place where you plant your roots, come home after a long day, raise a family, or make a successful investment. But how, with everything from student loans and an uncertain marketplace stacked against you, do you get to that idyllic future? In 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Ilyce Glink, one of the most trusted names in real estate, answers all of your questions about home buying--and some you didn't know you had--and takes you on a personal journey from open houses to moving day. Weaving together advice from top brokers around the country with illustrative stories and her own unparalleled expertise, 100 Questions is a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams.

Log Home Living

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Release Date: 1987
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Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.

Log Home Living

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Release Date: 1992-12-01
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Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.

Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119191711
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.

The Grissim Buyer s Guide to Manufactured Homes and Land

Author: John Grissim
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ISBN: 0972543627
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Building sites

The authoritative consumer guide to manufactured homes and purchasing land or leasing a home site, providing up-to-date, essential information home buyers need to make an informed purchase decision. This second edition of the bestselling guide is completely revised and updated, including a new annotated construction rating table with 56 criteria you can use to evaluate any home'before you buy. In this comprehensive book, John Grissim, author of the best-selling companion resource, The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes, gives you everything you need to safely'and successfully'navigate the tricky waters of the manufactured home marketplace. He explains how the manufactured home industry operates, how to find a dealer worthy of your trust, how to make the right home selection, and, as important, how to be informed, empowered and swindle-proof. Exahustively researched, with extensive input from both industry insiders and consumer advocates, this guide contains much information that retailers, even the good guys, don't want you to know. In addition to clear step-by-step guidance in the home buying process, John Grissim provides up-to-date, essential information together with authoritative, no-nonsense insights that have made him a respected industry observer and voice for the home-buying consumer.

How Much Land Does a Man Need

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781776672370
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Admired by intellectual giants like James Joyce and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Leo Tolstoy's brilliant short story "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" explores the soul-destroying toxicity of unbridled greed. An impoverished man named Pahom fantasizes about becoming a landowner, prompting the devil to swoop in and tempt him with the promise of vast riches.

The Farmer

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00212375I
Release Date: 1903
Genre: Agriculture


Nolo s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323450
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.