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

How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker

Author: Bill Carey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471668540
Release Date: 2004-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Invaluable advice, tips, and guidelines for selling your home the affordable way--yourself With the high commissions being charged in today's housing market and the convenience of the Internet as a selling tool, many Americans find it more affordable to sell their own homes. This new edition of the indispensable home seller's how-to guide can save you thousands of dollars in real estate fees and commissions by showing you how to successfully market, negotiate, close, and wrap up the sale of your home-without paying a broker's high fees. Updated and revised to reflect all the latest trends in real estate, this popular classic takes you through the ABCs of doing it yourself-from making a plan to making a profit when you close. Selling your own home can be tricky; this Fourth Edition provides all the tools and advice you need to save on fees, with: * Worksheets, checklists, sample contracts, and other helpful documents * New chapters on seller financing and second mortgages * The latest tax law changes that affect home sellers * Tips on how to get a buyer to assume your existing mortgage * Guidance on using the Internet to sell your home * Information on using land sale contracts, contracts for deed, wrap-around mortgages, and all-inclusive trust deeds (AITDs) With its step-by-step guidance and its wealth of helpful tools, How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker will help you find a buyer as quickly-and cheaply-as possible.

Sell Your Home Now

Author: Laura Riddle
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601380258
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a must-have for any individual looking to effectively sell their home for the best price. Put your home at the head of the market with the help of Laura Riddles expertise. Riddle, a Masters-level, award-winning real estate broker, walks today's home sellers through everything they need to know to get the best price in today's real estate market. Laura guides readers through the basics of the home selling process. Readers will learn how to determine the value of their home, prepare the home to be sold, stage the home inside and out, know when the time is right to list the home, plan for showings and open houses, accept an offer, and ultimately sell for top dollar. A firm believer in making your home stand out to sell faster by assisting potential buyers through the complicated loan process, the book carefully compares loan options, from low down payment FHA, and 0% down payment USDA, and VA loan programs, allowing readers to choose the loan that works best for their successful sale. Also covered are different Buyer Down Payment Assistance Programs, making this a complete guide to give you everything you need to put your house up for sale. Sell Your Home Now also includes timely information for sellers including resources on: Short sale versus Foreclosure options, Foreclosure prevention programs, The Homeowner Affordability and Stability Act passed in February 2009, and Loan modification options. This complete guide includes information about: selling techniques for selling up to 80 percent faster, and advertising to sell for 15-20% more, and where to list your home online to get the most exposure. Plus the book has a section on staging the home for the quickest sale in order to gain an advantage over other homes (particularly foreclosures) in your neighbourhood. Tips are given on common mistakes home sellers often make that could hinder your efforts so thoughtfully included are sample real estate contracts, titles, and home inspection reports. Selling the home For Sale By Owner? All of the information the book contains is exceptionally helpful to the do it yourselfer, plus, Laura has included case studies from agents and sellers around the country to provide readers with proven tips and tricks for selling a home in the quickest time possible and for the most money.

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.

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

Nolo s Essential Guide to Divorce

Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413325324
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Law

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.

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 the Right Way

Author: Mark Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1469909502
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

America is in the midst of the greatest real estate buyer's market in history. Yet, many home buyers get taken advantage of every day by unscrupulous sellers, real estate agents and mortgage lenders. This book is your defense against those “wolves in sheep's clothing.” Nothing is more powerful an educated buyer. With the knowledge gained from this book, anyone can become an expert home buyer – not matter if this is their first or thirty-first house purchase.How to Buy a House the Right Way is a complete home buying guide for both first-time home buyers and those who have bought several homes. Mark Kennedy, a 20-year real estate and mortgage industry veteran, shares all of his tips, tactics and secrets for making the home buying process both smooth and enjoyable. After all, buying a new house is supposed to be fun!Mr. Kennedy discusses all aspects of home buying, from the mortgage process to finding and buying the right home. This book, updated in 2012 for today's real estate and mortgage market, includes great information, such as: everything you need for a successful mortgage transaction (including what not to do); how you can still buy homes for as little as $100 down; how to shop for your home the right way; home buyer traps to avoid; and much more. He even shares the secret tricks and scams that mortgage lenders have used for years to steal money and profits from unsuspecting buyers. This book can save you time, money and frustration in your next home purchase. Don't allow yourself to be an uneducated buyer. This book is the second printing of How to Buy a House the Right Way and is part of Mark Kennedy's Smart Living series, which also includes The Credit Repair Black Book - Credit Repair Secrets and Strategies the Credit Bureaus Won't Tell You (available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions).

The Essential Handbook for Buying a Home

Author: Karen Rittenhouse
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780983775256
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: House & Home

Buying a home should be fun and easy. You'll start with a ton of questions-inside this book are the answers! What you'll learn: How to increase your chances of getting a mortgage How to determine property values The difference between a Foreclosure, a Short Sale, and an REO All about home inspections, title search, closing costs and more!

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.

Check Check Sold

Author: Jake Posey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1518637000
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre:

WARNING: The author is not a real estate agent trying to make the process seem complicated and secretly hoping you will fail so you will hire him. Check, Check, Sold is a step-by-step guide full of checklists, how to's, scripts, templates and tips. In this book, you will get: * 49 checklists to ensure nothing is missed * 21 step-by-step guides to walk you through the entire process * 166 tips throughout the book aimed at helping you sell your house for more money in less time * 8 bonuses giving you more insight and examples Best of all, it is short. This is not a book on why you should sell your house by owner. It does not go into why you should do certain steps. You are given the steps you need to take and different checklists to help you along the way. The content in this book was created through interviewing 50 homeowners selling their home on their own and other real estate professionals. The advice and steps were put into practice and refined by helping others sell their house on their own. Check out the table of contents for the full listing of what you will get. Note that I've also moved the "fluff" to the back of the book so you get more content in the preview of the book. If you have any further questions, jump over to my author page to contact me. Good luck. You can do this!!!

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.

Nolo s Guide to Social Security Disability

Author: David A. Morton III
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322248
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily Here’s the step-by-step guidance you need if you’re dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. This comprehensive and compassionate book covers both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Newly updated, it shows you how to prove a disability and explains how your age, education and work experience affect your chances. Parents will find special information about benefits available to children with a disability. Learn how to: find the disability criteria for your medical condition prove the severity of a disability appeal if you're denied benefits work part time while keeping your benefits prepare for a Continuing Disability Review, and more. Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is written by a former Chief Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration whose expert deciphering of the medical portions of SSA regulations will help you determine whether your condition will qualify you to receive disability payments, including breathing disabilities, heart disease, mental disorders, speech impairments, cancer, immune system disorders -- and much more. Plus, this book is packed with samples of all the major forms you’ll need.

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