Everything the first-time buyer needs to know to avoid the 106 mostcommon mistakes in purchasing a home or condo.

Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turnsyou into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo youbuy is both a comfortable place to live and an investment thatappreciates in value. Compiled from the experience of hundreds ofhomebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgagelenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make andillustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the sametraps.

Now revised and expanded, this invaluable resource coverseverything from negotiating with sellers and making the downpayment to shopping for the best mortgage and handling the closing.The new Third Edition also includes two totally new chapters thatoffer advice on writing a purchase contract and using the Internetto find a home. Discover how to save time, money, and frustrationby avoiding:

Mistake No. 35: We looked at selling prices but still overpaid.
Mistake No. 39: My agent told me this was a good schooldistrict.
Mistake No. 41: We bought into an upscale development that's movingdownscale.
Mistake No. 65: We should have looked at the utility bills.
Mistake No. 82: We let our agent negotiate for us.
Mistake No. 105: We didn't buy. We were afraid of making amistake.

Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts andpacked with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Third Edition will give you theconfidence-and the wisdom-to buy the right home at the right price.
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