You drive down a beautiful road, gazing at the large homes with plush green lawns and sparkling lights inviting you inside for just a moment. Your car zips past and you can't help but wonder: How did they manage to get that big home of their dreams?
You wake up every morning, work hard, and come home. When that home means rent, a part of you, even if not fully awakened, longs for a home of your own, some small piece of paradise. You start to fantasize about it: a condo in the city with tall ceilings and river views; a single-family home with two stories so your children can go to the best schools in the area; or maybe a ranch with a really great garage where you can work on your car at all hours of the night. You playfully fantasize about a beach home, no matter how impractical, and somehow, that longing turns to action. Every longing eventually becomes a reality, even homebuying.
As you hold this book in your hands, know that guidance is everything when it comes to achieving success; homebuying is no different. On these pages, experts from across the nation guide you through the homebuying process, explaining:
- Tactics to help you improve your credit score
- How to be financially prepared to buy
- Why a home inspection will save you money
- What to look for in a great real-estate agent, lender, and inspector
- How to shop a neighborhood and home with a trained eye
- How to negotiate the price and contract — looking out for your interests
- Blunders to avoid
- How to have a smooth closing
- How to protect your investment
- And so much more
We will get you on the path to homeownership and guide you through the steps of becoming a buyer with purchase power. There is no greater relief than being able to call a lender, tell them your situation and how you have been preparing to buy (after reading The Everything® Homebuying Book, of course), and hear them say, “Your income and credit look great. Your debt is minimal. We can definitely get you in a home.”
You're one page closer to your dream home.