This is a practical tool for people in the market for a house. It is a comprehensive guide, covering all the basics on mortgages, how to find your dream home, and how to get a good deal when you do find it. This guide also covers how to budget for buying a home and how to get all finances in order to get the best mortgage, and thus the most house for the money. With its clear style, the "Geek's Guide to Home Buying" makes readers instant experts, saving them time and money and making the entire home-buying process stress-free. Buying a home is a big decision, and a geek knows all the things to do to make a smart decision quickly.
Table of Contents
Buying into the American Dream; Deciding to Take the Plunge; Preparing for the Purchase; Getting to the Core of Your Credit Score; Estimating Your Expenses Easily; Looking for a Money Tree; Getting Approval from Others; Applying Yourself; This Loan's for You!; Homing in on Homing Options; Deciding on Your Dwelling; Understanding the Role of Agents; Signing with an Agent; Taking the Grand Tour; Let's Make a Deal; When the Deal Goes 'Through; Sealing the Deal; Geek Glossary; Index.