"Here's a book that's so packed with sound, practical advice for home owners, I kept saying to myself "I wish I had written that!" -- Bruss, Robert J. Detroit Free Press, 2/23/97
The classic guide to getting the best deal when buying a home--from America’s #1 real estate expert
Featuring fully revised facts and figures that reflect the most recent changes in the real estate market, Tips & Traps When Buying a Home. Fourth Edition is helpful whether you're a first-time or experienced home buyer. It gives you practical, step-by-step information on a broad range of proven home buying strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance on buying in an "up" market, flipping, buying with options, bidding wars, and other important facets of real estate deals.
From the Back Cover
The ultimate guide to worry-free home buying
Can you afford to buy a home? Should you buy a single-family home, a co-op, or a condo? Do you always need a sizable down payment? How can you be sure you're getting the best possible deal? This completely updated new edition of Robert Irwin's classic guide for homebuyers provides authoritative, often -surprising answers to these questions and many, many more.
You'll find out how to get a great deal on a home. whether the market is
rising or falling; how to get a lender to put up all (or most) of your purchase price; and how to avoid getting caught in a bidding war over your dream home. Tips and Traps When Buying a Home, Third Edition gives you practical, step-by-step information; proven home buying strategies; and indispensable advice current market conditions, new rules and regulations, and recent changes in lending practices. Whether you're buying your first home or your fifth, you'll learn plenty that you need to know, including how to:.
- Boost your credit rating .
- Make successful counter offers .
- Get the best mortgage in town .
- Save money by buying direct .
- Analyze a home inspection .
- Avoid getting gouged at the closing .
Robert Irwin is one of America's most respected experts in all areas of real estate and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers in the McGraw-Hill Tips and Traps series. To date, his real estate titles have sold more than one and a half million copies.
About the Author
Robert Irwin is one of America's most respected experts in all areas of real estate and the author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers in the McGraw-Hill Tips and Traps series.