How to Buy a House in California

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How to Buy a House in California

Format:  Paperback,

330 pages

Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp

Publish Date: Apr 2011

ISBN-13: 9781601624444

ISBN-10: 1601624441

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Buy a home in California using these effective strategies
A thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, "How to Buy a House in California" will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to:
. choose a house and neighborhood
. find the right agent
. get the most up-to-date information on mortgage options and rates
. take advantage of creative financing strategies - from seller financing to government loans
. figure out how much down payment you can afford
. make an offer and negotiate with confidence for the best price
. buy a new house in a development
. inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards
. juggle buying and selling houses simultaneously
. successfully go through escrow
This edition is completely updated to reflect a new housing market. You'll get the most up-to-date information on how to perform effective research before you decide on the price and terms of your offer. Plus, you'll get the lowdown on the ever-changing process of securing financing successfully.


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Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publish Date: Jan 2013
ISBN-13: 9781413318258
ISBN-10: 1413318258
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 363
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.0 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Your Legal Companion to Buying a Home in California
Describe Your Dream Home
How Much House Can You Afford?
Narrowing the Affordability Gap:
Raising Money for Your Down Payment
Working With Real Estate Professionals
How to Find a House
New Houses, Developments, and Condominiums
Financing Your House: An Overview
Fixed Rate Mortgages
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Government-Assisted Loans
Private Mortgages
Obtaining a Mortgage
Buying a House When You Already Own One
What Will You Offer?
Putting Your Offer in Writing
Presenting Your Offer and Negotiating
After the Contract Is Signed: Escrow, Contingencies, and Insurance
Check Out a House's Condition
Legal Ownership: How to Take Title
If Something Goes Wrong During Escrow
Welcome to California
Real Estate Websites
Planning Your Move
Worksheets
Index

Book description

Buy a home in California using these effective strategies

A thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, How to Buy a House in California will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to:

. choose a house and neighborhood

. find the right agent

. get the most up-to-date information on mortgage options and rates

. take advantage of creative financing strategies – from seller financing to government loans

. figure out how much down payment you can afford

. make an offer and negotiate with confidence for the best price

. buy a new house in a development

. inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards

. juggle buying and selling houses simultaneously

. successfully go through escrow

This edition is completely updated to reflect a new housing market. You'll get the most up-to-date information on how to perform effective research before you decide on the price and terms of your offer. Plus, you'll get the lowdown on the ever-changing process of securing financing successfully.

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