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Publisher's Summary

In the market for a home, but don't know where to start? Not to worry! From financing, mortgages, and credit scores, to closing the deal, best-selling real-estate authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown walk you step by step through the entire home-buying process.

Discover how to:

  • Harness the Internet to help in your search
  • Determine how much home you can afford
  • Select the right type of mortgage
  • Work with agents, brokers, lenders, and lawyers
  • Research neighborhoods and home values
©2006 Eric Tyson and Ray Brown; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Tyge
  • Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 09-03-12

Great Book

Would you listen to Home Buying for Dummies, Third Edition again? Why?

The book does a good job of explaining the basics of home buying in a chronological order that makes sense to the reader or listener. Highly recommended for those simply trying to understand how the process works.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • M. Wade
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • 03-17-03

Good, but not great

It gives you phone numbers to call, checklist questions and financial equations to apply to your situation. It covers things throughly, but doesn't seem to cover everything that it could. While it wasn't as insightful and helpful as I had hoped, I don't feel it was a waste of money.

The first reader's voice is somewhat dry, while the second reader's voice is more tolerable.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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It might be 1972

There is a lot of advice about looking up information in the phone book. Really?
Otherwise, it's good standard dummies fare: clear, simple. Because of state laws, however, there are an unfortunate number of instances of "here's the info, however it can be locale dependent, so do further research to determine the real story."

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Very Good

covered not only money factors, also covered psychological part of home buying. which is great

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I was hoping this would be more helpful

I suppose the caveat will always be "it's for 'Dummies'" but I found the information in here to be minimally helpful. I did learn something so I won't give it a negative review, but I think you'd benefit more from some google searches than you will from purchasing this book.

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A must for experienced, or new home buyers!

they say that with an educational book, if you get at least one good nugget of information then it could easily pay for itself in just one sentence. This book has several of these "golden nuggets", that could easily pay for itself hundreds of times over!

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Great book

Have the essentials of home buying and more. I feel more confident purchasing a home.

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Explains the obvious in details

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book missed the first important steps and went right to where the house is already purchased then ten bucks should be spent on this and that...