July 6th, 2011
When you’re making a life-altering decision – like whether to buy a home, and the best way to go about it – you clearly want to do as much research as possible. But finding trustworthy, in-depth research can take a lot of time – and with a full-time job, children, and whatever else you have on your place, you may not have the time that it takes. So that’s when you leave it up to the experts.
This Bangor Daily News article from the Associated Press, “Reading selections to help homeowners, buyers,” suggests five books for homeowners and/or homebuyers who are seeking advice from authors who have spent years becoming real estate experts. Hitting the books is definitely be a great place to start because it gives you a leg up with real estate lingo, thus making the process less overwhelming when you’re finally ready to buy.
So here’s your summer reading list. Enjoy!
Before You Buy! The Homebuyers Handbook for Today’s Market, by Michael Corbett; Plume, an imprint of Penguin Group Inc.; $15 (paperback); Available for iPad, Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader.
Finding the Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home for the Lowest Possible Price, by Adam Leitman Bailey; Wiley & Sons; $19.95 (paperback); Available for iPad, Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader.
Buying Real Estate Foreclosures, by Melissa Kollen-Rice; McGraw-Hill; $22.95 (paperback); Available for iPad, Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Selling Your Home, by Katie Severance and Nancy Gentile; Alpha Books; $18.95 (paperback);Available for iPad, Kindle and Nook.
Decorate: 1,000 Professional Design Ideas For Every Room In Your Home, by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick; Chronicle Books; $35.