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4 Books You Need to Read Before Buying a Home

4 Books You Need to Read Before Buying a Home

Before jumping into the housing market and buying a home, many prospective buyers seek advice from friends and family to better prepare themselves for what lies ahead. For those looking for additional perspective, books written for those going through the home-buying process can serve as a valuable tool.

Here are four great books that everyone looking to purchase a home should read.

  1. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced buyer, “100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask” by Ilyce Glink has you covered. Not only does it touch on all the questions that may be running through your head, it provides great insight into the things you worry about most.
  2. As one of the best-selling books on the market for homebuyers, the “Home Buying Kit For Dummies” by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown offers time-tested advice and updated strategies for buying a home in today’s market. Guiding buyers toward finding the perfect property, making savvy financial decisions and understanding taxes and other concerns, the book also comes with a CD full of information, materials and resources.
  3. Chock-full of interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, plus common pitfalls to avoid, “Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home” provides everything one needs to know in order to find the right type of home, the right mortgage and the right agent.
  4. Buying a home can be a confusing process, and making mistakes can be costly. That’s why “The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and How to Avoid Them)” by Gary W. Eldred is the perfect book when it comes to avoiding these mistakes. This eye-opening guide arms buyers with the information they need to become an educated consumer, ensuring that the property you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a great investment for the future. Eldred surveyed hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, homebuilders and mortgage lenders to find the biggest mistakes people make and provides solutions so you don’t fall into the same traps.

Contact me today for additional resources that will help you through the buying or selling process.

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Jamohl DeWald 
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Jamohl DeWald

One of my greatest joys as a real estate professional is handing over the keys of ownership to a first-time home buyer. As an experienced agent, I understand that preparation is important to avoid missteps with that first home purchase. I’m here to help with navigating the waters of those potential missteps.

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