House Selling for Dummies

House Selling for Dummies

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If you're like most people, your biggest investment is your house. Sell your house wisely and you not only save loads of time, but you also pocket thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars more than you would otherwise. Making a big mistake in the sale of your house, on the other hand can easily cost you additional weeks perhaps even months of work and headache as well as half a year's worth (or more) of your take-home income. If you want to sell your house and don't know where to start, "House Selling for Dummies, Second Edition" can show you the way. If you've researched this topic and would like to discover more about certain aspects of selling your home, then look no further. "House Selling for Dummies, Second Edition" is a user-friendly, holistic book totally oriented to your needs as a seller. This friendly guide cuts through confusing real estate lingo and explains in plain English how to make the best possible decisions for your situation whether that decision means staying in your current home rather than selling or if it means selling through a good local real estate agent.
This updated edition can help you avoid making mistakes in your selling decisions and will ensure that you sell your home in the best way possible. This down-to-earth guide shows you how to: research your options and the personal finance ramifications of your decision to sell or not to sell, decide whether you should sell your house yourself or bring in an agent, find the right team of real estate professionals to work with, prepare your house before you put it on the market, determine the value of your house, time the sale of your house, negotiate the sale of your house, and file your income taxes after the sale of your house. "House Selling For Dummies, Second Edition" includes handy checklists, Internet resources, and a variety of tools and techniques you can use when selling a home. Here is the best way to save time, money, and your sanity when selling your home with or without an agent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764554255
  • 9780764554254

Table of contents

Introduction. The Eric Tyson/Ray Brown Difference. How to Get There from Here. Part I: The Selling Decision. Part II: The Finances of Selling. Part III: Tactical Considerations. Part IV: Getting Top Dollar When You Sell. Part V: The Brass Tacks of Getting Your House Sold. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Part VII: Appendixes. Icons to Guide Your Journey. Part I: The Selling Decision. Chapter 1: Deciding Whether to Sell or Stay Put. Chapter 2: Selling and Your Personal Finances. Part II: The Finances of Selling. Chapter 3: Exploring the Economics of Selling. Chapter 4: Confronting Financing Issues. Part III: Tactical Considerations. Chapter 5: Sell First and Then Buy, or Vice Versa? Chapter 6: For Sale By Owner. Chapter 7: Your Real Estate Team. Chapter 8: Listing Contracts and Commissions. Part IV:Getting Top Dollar When You Sell. Chapter 9: Preparing Your House for Sale. Chapter 10: Determining Your House's Value. Chapter 11: Price It Right, and Buyers Will Come. Part V: The Brass Tacks of Getting Your House Sold. Chapter 12: Marketing Your House. Chapter 13: Negotiating Strategies for Sellers. Chapter 14: It Ain't Over 'til the Check Clears. Chapter 15: Income Tax Filings after the Sale. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten House--Selling Tips for the Computer Age. Chapter 17: Ten Things to Do After You Sell. Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Selling Rental Real Estate. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract. Appendix B: Example of a Good Inspection Report. Appendix C: Glossary. Index. Book Registration Information.
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About Eric Tyson

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a financial counselor, columnist, and the bestselling author of For Dummies books on personal finance, investing, and taxes. Ray Brown is a veteran real estate consultant and talk--show host.
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