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For renters who dream of becoming home owners, this comprehensive guide explains each phase of the home buying process in simple steps. We show you how to find and purchase your family's dream home. After completing this audio book, you will be prepared to get qualified and buy your own home with the help from your team of professionals, including your REALTOR® and mortgage lender. Learn each of the 9 steps to go from renter to owner. Each step is broken down into easy-to-follow tasks. The steps are:

  • STEP 1: Prepare For Home Ownership
  • STEP 2: Get Ready to Shop for Houses
  • STEP 3: Find A House
  • STEP 4: Write Your Offer
  • STEP 5: Purchase Contract
  • STEP 6: Negotiations STEP 7: Escrow Process
  • STEP 8: Closing Escrow
  • STEP 9: Your New Home

If your dream is go from renter to homeowner, you are in the right place. We will show you exactly how to get there.

©2012-2014 Regina P. Brown (P)2014 Queen Bee Publisher, Inc.

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One of the most perfect and comprehensive guide

If you could sum up Buy Your First Home in three words, what would they be?

Most perfect and comprehensive

Any additional comments?

The book begins by addressing your concerns and providing the solutions. It helps you plan the purchase of your dream home, at an in-depth level. The book elaborates how to find the best real estate, how to negotiate, how to conduct background checks, and how to protect your payments. It is written in an easy-to-comprehend tone and is a must read for anyone who desires to own their first home.

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Clear, articulated instruction offers first-time h

What did you love best about Buy Your First Home?

Clear, articulated instruction offers first-time home buyers a step-by-step guide for how to achieve their dream. The introductory preface explaining the author's purpose for writing the instruction along with her personal first-time home buying experience promotes the information in an approachable and inspirational way, while the well-paced organization of the lessons prepare first-time home buyers for success. Customers come away with the information and confidence they need to buy their first home.

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All the information in a well-organized form!

If you could sum up Buy Your First Home in three words, what would they be?

informative, useful, well-organized

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is a non-fiction book.

What does Suzan Lynn Lorraine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She gives it more personal feel. It is as though the author was talking directly to me and therefore I am more likely to remember all the great advice given.

What did you learn from Buy Your First Home that you would use in your daily life?

So many things! Especially the parts about loan management and urchase contract are amazing; I was taken through it in an ntertaining, information-packed way! Also, I am very motivated to find and purchase the home of my dreams on my own, with the help of a trusted real estate agent, now that I have all the information I need. I recommend it to everyone who is thinking about buying their own house - this audiobook will prepare you well.

Any additional comments?

I hope that more people will find this audiobook as helpful as I have.

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Simple and Easy to Follow Along Guide

What made the experience of listening to Buy Your First Home the most enjoyable?

As a Realtor we do this everyday with people but I remember being a first time buyer and it was overwhelming. This book makes it easy to understand and simplifies things.

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Great education for first time home buyers!

What made the experience of listening to Buy Your First Home the most enjoyable?

Providing a step by step plan makes it easy and takes the unknowns out of the process.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Buy Your First Home?

Understanding how a renter can become an owner in 9 easy steps and having a team of professionals on your side will help with any challenges that come along during the process.

Any additional comments?

If you're ready to stop paying somebody elses mortgage and buy your dream home, this audio book is a must!

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Practical & complete guide to buy your new home

Would you consider the audio edition of Buy Your First Home to be better than the print version?

Both versions are equally effective. I can listen to the audio book when I'm driving, or when I'm cooking, or doing my household chores. I can use the printed version to highlight important notes, tips and reminders.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the author giving her own personal experiences on how they purchased their very first home, and the lessons learned with her clients. I also admire her parents for teaching them to save at a very young age.

What about Suzan Lynn Lorraine’s performance did you like?

Yes, absolutely! She speaks very clearly and I love the tone of her voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Your dream of home ownership in 9 easy steps

Any additional comments?

This audio book has served its good purpose to guide home buyers achieve their goal of home ownership. You'll find the answers to your questions about the home buying process. Two thumbs up, highly recommendable!

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

What made the experience of listening to Buy Your First Home the most enjoyable?

I was able to listen "on the go" which made it fun and an easy read.

Which scene was your favorite?

The author shared how she and her family saved money by taking frugal vacations to visit great sites in California, such as Yosemite and the Highway 49 Gold Rush town areas.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Buy Your First Home?

I've talked to co-workers about how easy it is to listen to this book and act on the solid advice given.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend this audio book for renters, such as young couples starting out and wanting to buy their first home.

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So incredibly difficult to get through!

This book is painful. It's biased and one sided and offers opinions on lifestyle rather than what you actually need to know to buy an effing house!!! I'm not even half way through and my ears are bleeding. It's more of a lifestyle book rather than buying a damn home. It's repetitive and judgmental. It doesn't offer any real insight into the home buying process. It repeats and repeats on having garage sales not going over your credit limit and creating vision boards!!! Do not read/ listen to if you are interested in actually buying a home. I swear each chapter says the same thing over and over. I'm dying.

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Very basic

This book is written for people who have zero common sense. Way too basic and if you are buying a home it is things you already know/have considered.

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Meh...

If you're looking for an elementary school level overview of the process its good, but book doesn't contain many tips or resources, so can't say that if recommend it to friends or read it again

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