Buying a House on a Shoestring: Find and Purchase the Home of Your Dreams Without Breaking the Bank

You know that you want a good deal on your new house, but don't know where to begin? Start with Buying a House on a Shoestring.

This all-in-one guide brings together the specialists--realtors, investors, real estate attorneys, credit and mortgage professionals--to carry you through the home-buying process one step at a time. Everything is

covered, from understanding your credit to understanding closing costs. And the best part is that you'll see how to save money too.

Find out where you can look for your dream home, how much you can afford, and how you can pay for it. Other topics in the book include:
* Improving your credit.
* Researching a neighborhood before you buy.
* Scoring the best mortgage.
* Negotiating the best contract.

Buying a House on a Shoestring gives you straight-talking, no-nonsense advice from the professionals. You'll get insider tips on: house values, online vs. traditional lenders, tax perks, legal rights, and a hassle-free closing.

It also includes sample contracts, home inspections, first-time homeowner programs, down-payment assistance programs, home-buying Websites, great Q&As, as well as a mortgage and real estate glossary.

* And as a bonus to readers of Buying a House on a Shoestring, Quicken Loans will be offering a special hotline and a Website for home buyers who are seeking an asset-verified mortgage approval.

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By Jacqueline (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · May 03, 2008
I can't believe I'm old enough to be reading a book like this. ...more