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Home Buying 101

From Mortgages and the MLS to Making the Offer and Moving In, Your Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

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Learn all the ins and outs of buying a home and give yourself an advantage in the real estate game with this essential house-buying guidebook.

Buying a first home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Will you qualify for a mortgage? Is your dream home achievable? How do you make sure your offer will beat others? Don’t worry—now you can arm yourself with the information you need to know before you begin the hunt!

In Home Buying 101, you will learn all the skills you need to find the right house at the right price, with financing that fits your budget. Full of nuts-and-bolts advice and organized in an easy-to-read format, this book will teach you all the basics of:
-Deciding the right time to buy
-Getting your finances in order
-Choosing a realtor—or going solo
-Assessing neighborhood/comps
-Deciphering the MLS/reading the listings for clues
-Buyers’ vs. sellers’ markets
-Types of mortgage loans
-Property insurance
-Making a smart offer

With the help of this guide, you’ll learn how to find the house of your dreams at a price you can afford!

Jon Gorey is an award-winning freelance writer covering real estate, home improvement, travel, family, and personal finance. Based in Boston, Jon writes most frequently for The Boston Globe and The Boston Globe Magazine, as well as his real estate and home improvement blog, House & Hammer; other notable bylines include Apartment Therapy, Mommy Poppins, and Boston Magazine. Jon has received a dozen awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE), including the President’s Gold Award for Best Freelance Collection in 2019. 

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