Selling Your House

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323528
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323467
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts! Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too. Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on: deciding between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse exploring your local market for the best value creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget qualifying for and securing loan financing getting the right inspections and insurance negotiating with sellers or new home builders successfully closing the deal, and more. Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including: real estate brokers attorneys who specialize in real estate a home inspector a neighborhood researcher a mortgage specialist and more! The 6th edition of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at Nolo.com

For Sale By Owner in California

Author: George Devine
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413319873
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Sell your California home yourself and save big! Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price -- in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can spend up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting your house on the market to transferring the title. Find out how to: - select the best time to sell - prepare your house for sale - price and market your home - coordinate the sale of one house with the purchase of another - screen buyers for financial feasibility - make required disclosures - work with or without real estate agents - attract potential buyers with creative financing - handle multiple offers - write and negotiate a contract - complete the escrow process This edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes additional discussion of the importance of pricing a house to sell and performing a thorough vetting of potential buyers financial cresources. It also provides all the forms and instructions you need, including: - disclosure forms required by law - offer and counteroffer - sales contract - contingency releases - deeds - second mortgage note - and more Not a resident of the Golden State? Check out the Nolo books Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home for real estate help in your state.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321968
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Law

Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in. Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your exwhere to find your state’s child support guidelineshow judges make custody decisionshow to enforce and change custody and support ordershow court trials workwhat military families need to knowwhen you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.

Nolo s Essential Guide to Divorce

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322675
Release Date: 2016-06-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

Information and guidance about the divorce process and steps of working with lawyers or mediators.

House Selling For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051807
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Business & Economics

New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer

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.

How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days

Author: Bill G. Effros
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761148463
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The proof is in the testimonials that have arrived by the thousands: "This is a really great book. It's simple. It's straightforward. We read it. We ran our ad. We got over 100 telephone calls. We sold our home."—John Henke, Boise, ID. "Our real estate broker was green with envy. In 5 days we got 24 bids higher than the highest bid she got us in 11 1/2 years. You're our hero!"—Elizabeth & Tim Hunter, South Berwick, ME. "I had a business opportunity I couldn't take advantage of unless I sold my home immediately. I saw your book in a bookstore and sold my home the next weekend. Thanks!"—Doug Walker, Salt Lake City, UT. "Thanks to your system I sold my home in 5 days at $1.26 million. You saved me $78,000 in real estate commission!"—V., Potomac, MD. Now in its third edition and timed perfectly to address a challenging real estate market, How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days turns the conventional on its head to present an innovative, practical, and foolproof alternative that makes the market work for you, the seller. Based on the one basic truth of free enterprise—that your home is worth exactly what the highest bidder will pay for it— this step-by-step plan shows exactly how to price your home attractively; make a timetable; write an effective ad; use buyer psychology, price points, and magic numbers to get the best price; and conduct round-robin bidding. It includes new information on the Internet—including a supporting website, www.5-day.com—the most recent testimonials, and updates to every phase of the process, from whether or not to renovate a kitchen before selling to the ins and outs of transferring ownership. Homes sold through the five-day plan sell for an average of 5% more than through conventional sales, plus, the seller doesn't have to pay a broker's fee—making this book among the best deals of the century.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Buying a Home

Author: Peter Richmond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101159804
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

In real estate, it's a buyer's market - and here is the buyer's bible... Buying a home is the single most important financial move in most people's lives. This book covers a variety of topics including inspecting, evaluating, negotiating, financing, contracts, and legal issues. It also breaks down the roles of the key players and what these professionals, agents, brokers, and inspectors are responsible for - and when to go it alone. The thorough advice, covering everything from buying houses at auctions to what neighborhood to live in, will provide reassurance for every soon-to-be homeowner. - A necessary tool tool for those who plan to buy homes and even current homeowners in order to keep up with an ever-changing market. - Will be published in time for spring, when most people start looking into buying new homes. - Covers a broad range of buying options and homeowner's needs.

How to Buy a House in California

Author: Ralph E. Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413309232
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

This bestseller provides effective strategies for buying a house in California's unique real estate market. Home buyers learn how to: find a house and choose a neighborhood; raise money for a down payment; unearth the best mortgage; take advantage of creative financing techniques, such as private mortgages and probate sales; choose and work with a real estate agent; inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards; and make an offer and successfully negotiate a contract go through escrow and take title. It provides detailed advice on how to use the Internet to compare mortgages and apply for a loan, find and screen houses, gather community information and much more. The updated 12th edition reflects the reality of today's buyer's market, including an expanded discussion on what to look out for when buying a foreclosed home. It also includes all the necessary real estate forms and worksheets, including offer forms and disclosure statements.

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321876
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is a resource that every Human Resource manager, small business owner, or other general manager or supervisor should have. This book explains what workplace harassment and discrimination is, how it can be prevented, and how employers can comply with their legal obligations when responding to employee complaints. By using examples and answering frequently asked questions, The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination will help businesses of all sizes deal with the sensitive and difficult issues that arise with workplace harassment and discrimination.

Buying a Home The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449390722
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it's a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. Along the way, you'll use the book's expert advice and fill-in forms to identify the house you want, figure out what kind of neighborhood you want to live in, determine what a target home is really worth, make an offer, and close the deal. Throughout the process, this book helps you: Realistically determine how much house you can afford Assemble a real estate team that's looking after your interests and not the seller's Understand the different ways to finance your house, and which is best for you Create an attractive offer with the best chance of acceptance Learn what lenders look for so you can get your mortgage approved Inspect your new home to uncover potential problems Prepare all the right paperwork for a smooth closing

No Nonsense Real Estate

Author: Alex Goldstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1539178145
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre:

"This is a very thorough review of what the intelligent homebuyer needs to know... straight from an experienced pro that has seen millions of dollars exchange hands at the closing table." - Peter Voogd, #1 International Bestselling Author of 6 Months to 6 Figures There are countless real estate books on the market today, so why read this one? What sets it apart from all the others out there? Bestselling Author, Alex Goldstein, brings a unique perspective that many others do not. As a successful realtor and investor, Alex has been on both sides of a real estate transaction, so he knows what strategies and techniques will lead to a successful deal, and which ones should be avoided at all costs. That's why he chose the name, "No Nonsense Real Estate," for his third book. Goldstein offers practical, proven home buying techniques, free of fluff or confusing jargon. This book is for anyone who is getting ready to buy or sell a home and wants to be as informed as possible as they get ready to begin the process so there are no surprises - whether they will be working with a realtor or doing it on their own. 9 REASONS TO READ THIS BOOK NOW: 1. AGENT - Go through the pros and cons of working with a real estate agent, and the two ways that they can add the most value, 2. ECONOMICS - You'll understand the fundamental economics of the housing market in the simplest terms possible 3. INVESTING - Avoid the top five mistakes (almost) all new real estate investors make 4. NEGOTIATIONS - Five critical elements of a successful negotiation 5. FINANCING - Possible financing options, from traditional loans to seller financing 6. SELLING - Seven secrets that make selling a home as painless as possible 7. BUYING - Demystifying contracts and closing costs takes the fear out of the process 8. CLOSING - Walk through eight steps involved in a real estate transaction closing 9. PRACTICAL - Learn how all the different parts come together in a real life case study You also receive three free gifts. Goldstein has put together a special document answering the most popular questions every buyer, seller or investor has during a real estate transaction. You also get special access to an easy-to-understand glossary of the most popular real estate jargon. Last but not least, every reader is access to a free video training that will teach you how to choose the best home for your family. The free training is available at: http: //Bonus.NoNonsenseBook.com

Zillow Talk

Author: Spencer Rascoff
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455574766
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Business & Economics

THE HARDCOVER EDITION WAS PUBLISHED AS ZILLOW TALK: THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE. THE NEW TITLE OF THIS BOOK IN OTHER EDITIONS IS ZILLOW TALK: REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE. "THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE" IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE-ORANGE COUNTY. How do you spot an area poised for gentrification? Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market? Will a house on Swamp Road sell for less than one on Gingerbread Lane? The fact is that the rules of real estate have changed drastically over the past five years. To understand real estate in our fast-paced, technology-driven world, we need to toss out all of the outdated truisms and embrace today's brand new information. But how? Enter Zillow, the nation's #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today's housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In ZILLOW TALK, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate. Read this book to find out why: -It's better to remodel your bathroom than your kitchen -Putting the word "cute" in your listing could cost you thousands of dollars -You shouldn't buy the worst house in the best neighborhood -You should never list your house for $444,000 -You shouldn't list your house for sale before March Madness or after the Masters Densely packed with entertaining anecdotes and invaluable how-to advice, ZILLOW TALK is poised to be the real estate almanac for the next generation.

Essential Guide for First Time Homeowners

Author: Ilona Bray J.D.
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315394
Release Date: 2008-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

You bought your first home -- now what? Nearly 6.4 million homes were purchased in the U.S. last year -- and many of them are owned by young first-time buyers like you, who now find themselves wondering, What's next? And with the subprime crisis quickly becoming a general slide in the housing market, you're looking for guidance on how to stay on track financially. With Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, you'll get the crucial information that will make the difference between worrying about your home and enjoying every minute you spend there. Packed with tips and timely reminders, our latest USA TODAY book gives you the lowdown on: prioritizing purchases maintenance and repairs safety and security insurance neighbors and disputes taxes remodeling and working with contractors decorating and renovating on a budget mortgages and refinancing, and preparing your home for an eventual sale. This slim volume could potentially save you and your family thousands of dollars -- and perhaps even your home. Turn to this all-in-one resource for the tools and tips you need to keep home ownership simple and fun!