Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies
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.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 186 x 230 x 26mm | 739.37g
- 23 Jul 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- UK ed
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.
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
"The latest must read property title to hit the shelves..." (Perfect Home, April 2004)