The complete single person's step-by-step guide to buying a house, condo, co-op, or mobile home Did you know that today more than a third of all home sales are to single persons? This user-friendly handbook is a must-have for the single, divorced, or widowed person, because buying a home can be a daunting prospect. Written by acclaimed real estate columnist and author Donna Albrecht, this friendly, down-to-earth guide puts single home buyers at ease by demystifying the home buying process. With the help of many helpful checklists, worksheets, forms, and a glossary of key real estate terms, she helps readers determine their price ranges, how to evaluate various types of housing, what kind of mortgages are available to them and how to qualify for one, the pros and cons of working with real estate agents, and much more. She also tutors readers in proven strategies for working with agents and appraisers and negotiating a favorable price. Donna G. Albrecht (Concord, CA) was a regular columnist with Entrepreneur and has written nearly 400 articles for Ms., Modern Maturity, the San Francisco Examiner, and other leading publications.
DONNA G. ALBRECHT is a professional writer with an expertise in real estate. She has written for such publications as Ms., Modern Maturity, the San Francisco Examiner, and Entrepreneur. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.