Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies

Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies

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Property advice for the first time buyers and seasoned wheeler-dealers No one obsesses over property quite like the British, even though buying and selling a home is a personal headache and a financial lucky-dip. There is a steady stream of people needing first-time buyer information and plenty of people looking for advice on selling profitably. Buying and Selling a Home for Dummies is an independent, plain speaking guide to every aspect of the whole process.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 26mm | 739.37g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • UK ed
  • 0764570277
  • 9780764570278

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: So You Want to Buy Your First Home?Chapter 1: Why Getting Your Foot on the Property Ladder Is a Smart Move.Chapter 2: Affording to Buy and Getting the Timing Right.Chapter 3: Determining What You Want.Chapter 4: Dealing with Estate Agents.Part II: Finding The Right Property.Chapter 5: Handling Viewings.Chapter 6: Looks Are Everything: Period Homes.Chapter 7: New and Self-Build: No Previous Owners.Chapter 8: Renovating Wrecks: Property In Need of Work.Part III: Making an Offer and Finding the Readies.Chapter 9: Making an Offer: What Happens Next?Chapter 10: Going, Going, Gone: Buying Property at Auction.Chapter 11: Getting a Mortgage.Chapter 12: Insurance: Ignore at Your Peril.Chapter 13: When Money's Too Tight to Mention: Low Cost Routes to Homeownership.Part IV: Selling Your Home.Chapter 14: Deciding When It's the Right Time to Sell Your Home.Chapter 15: Creating the Right First Impression.Chapter 16: Using a Pro to Sell Your Home: Getting the Most from Estate Agents.Chapter 17: Going It Alone: Selling Your Property Privately.Chapter 18: Negotiating a Successful Sale.Part V: The Legal Process of Buying and Selling.Chapter 19: Conveyancing for Buyers and Sellers in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.Chapter 20: The Scottish House Buying Process.Chapter 21: Selling Your Home in Scotland.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 22: Ten Things a First-Time Homeowner Should Do.Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Sell Your Home.Chapter 24: Ten Tips on Dealing with Estate Agents.Appendix: Resources.Index.
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About Melanie Bien

Melanie Bien is the personal finance editor for the Independent on Sunday and author of the bestselling Renting Out Your Property For Dummies
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"The latest must read property title to hit the shelves..." (Perfect Home, April 2004)
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