The Smart First-Time Home Buyer Collection: 3 Books in 1 Volume

How to Avoid Making First Time Home Buyer Mistakes
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to avoid first-time home buyer mistakes? 

Buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming for all first-time home-buyers. If you have already started the search process, make sure you're not making some common first-time home buyer mistakes. 

Most first-time home-buyers have never gone through the stressful experience of buying a home, and they often have to learn the hard way when buying their first home, but by making only a tiny mistake during the home buying process, it can be extremely costly and frustrating. 

In this informative three-in-one-volume guide, you will discover all common mistakes most first-time buyers make and some of the most important features to look for when buying your dream home. 

Planning Ahead Is the Key 

Buying a home is the pinnacle of adulthood, but as we all aware, home ownership isn’t exactly easy to navigate, especially for younger folks. Unless you’re completely debt-free, get help from parents, and disciplined enough to live below your means to save money, buying your first home in the future can seem more like a fantasy than an actual possibility. 

In The First Time Home Buying Guide, we will be mainly focus on why and how to save up our money to have the down payment for our first home purchase, so we can be prepared when there is a home buying opportunity. 

What to Look for When Buying a Condo 

So you want a condo as a first time home buyer, but you’d like more information. What are the pros and cons of living in a condo? What about amenities? How much will you have to pay? Are there people who don’t like condos? If so, why don’t they? This book will explain all of these questions in detail. This three-in-one volume is specifically written for first time home buyers or someone who is planning to get his/her home in the near future. 

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©2019 Thomas.K Lutz (P)2019 Thomas.K Lutz

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GREAT book! I'm actually just finishing the book. my husband and I are going to buy a house in a few weeks! it's packed with information and simplified for someone like me who is totally clueless. Some very minor grammar mistakes, but otherwise they are to the point and helpful. I would recommend this!

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Save me a lot of money

I actually got this bundle quite a long time ago, some of the tips in the book really saved me a lot of money, so yes. 5/5 for sure.

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Extremely thorough guide

I've learned this info and can refer back to it before I buy my next house in a few years. Highly recommended. The quality of information in books these days is mixed, but this is a really good one.

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Wish I had this book when I purchased my home!

Amazing insights! Makes the reader feel empowered with a wealth of information. I will be recommending this book to all my friends who are looking to buy a new home!

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Super!

So I loved this! I thought it was super helpful, it made potentially buying a house way less intimidating. Really liked the checklist and the credit score information. As a non-home owner, and like as SUPER new to this as it gets it made me feel way more confident and gave me a really good foundation to get started. Really loved it! Super helpful for novices like me!

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Very good

This book provides all the education any buyer would need to prevent making the common mistakes that many buyers’ especially first time homebuyers make. Thomas's book gives the buyer the smoothest most enjoyable purchasing experience for one of the largest investments that they will make in their lifetime.

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Great resource!

Gave it as a gift to a first time home buyer. Definitely helpful in the what do I do next phase once you decide you ready to buy a home.

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Finally

At 38 years old I finally feel ready to settle down long enough to buy a house. Unfortunately due to previous horrible stupid life decisions, I'm forced to start with a zero balance in my savings account. On the bright side, the huge amount of debt - consequence of those bad decisions will be payed off next month! This audiobook is giving me the preparation once I am ready to BUY my first home!

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Don’t buy the WRONG home!

Having purchased this homebuying audiobook. I found this audiobook to be far more comprehensive, direct, and useful. It does not try to be snazzy. Instead, it is an immensely practical book that gets to the point and provides extremely important and useful information. I'm indeed grateful for buying this audiobook. : )

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Great for average guy

I think this is an awesome, thorough resource for home buyers. It walks through the process clearly, providing all kinds of tips that the average person may not think of.

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  • 02-27-19

Extremely useful and exceedingly helpful

The book succinctly disseminates very practical suggestions and provides realistic scenarios and expectations (i.e. potential of periodic negative cash flow) and truthful disclosures for various situations without any sugar coating involved unlike many get-rich quick schemes.overall great guide.

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  • Brantley
  • 03-02-19

Great grab

This book breaks down the complexity and also helps readers become familiar with the language of real estate. Very thorough, yet understandable from start to finish. I wish I'd had this resource for my first-time home purchase--I know I'll refer to it for my second!

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  • Alexander Axel
  • 02-25-19

Great intro

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone considering buying a house or anyone who is just curious about the process.

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  • Charlene
  • 10-22-20

Basic INfo, better aim for USA buyers

Not really relevant for today’s buyer and more for the American market. The info is good for basic rules of buying for beginning.

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  • Bart
  • 03-02-19

Excellent

if you're a first-time home buyer. If only I had this book when buying my first home. Still many gems even if you’re not a first time home buyer!!! This is a for sure stocking stuffer!!

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  • Moss
  • 03-02-19

Terrific resource for first-time home buyers

This book is a fantastic one-stop-how-to-buy guide to purchasing a home! It’s easy to read, easy to follow, and really easy to navigate.

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  • Amelia Thomas
  • 02-27-19

Highly recommend!!

This book gives light to my confused mind about first time home buying.Very good guide and has all the pertinent information to get you through the process.

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  • Lewis Ava
  • 02-27-19

Practical Advice

For real estate professionals to learn the ins and outs of the other side (the side that makes the purchase possible). I think the book will give me help, I am looking for my home here first time, after I read it, I will give the review.

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  • Josefine
  • 02-27-19

so it is interesting

A good-book for any new homebuyer!Thomas offers a comprehensive and essential step-by-step guide for taking on new home ownership with confidence.

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  • Alicia Liam
  • 02-27-19

Awesome guide

Every detail oriented I enjoyed this audiobook the specific parts of where I am currently in the home buying process, helped alleviate some of my stressors and confusion.