Buying Property For Dummies

Product Number: EB00056857
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780730375586
Publisher: For Dummies
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Description

Created especially for the Australian customer! Learn to: - Find the perfect property for you - Finance your dream - Choose from an established home, brand-new property or a 'fixer-upper' - Get your foot on the property ladder! Open the book and find: - Strategies for getting your deposit together - Pros and cons of buying a period home - What's involved with becoming an owner-builder - Pitfalls to consider when buying 'off the plan' - How to secure a home loan if you're self-employed - Tactics to beat the auctioneersat their own game Unearth your dream home and negotiate the mortgage maze Do you search property websites, wondering whether a particular property could be your dream home? Do you feel like you're wasting money on rent but are confused by the world of real estate-and real estate agents? Relax! This practical guide covers all aspects of buying property, from buying a piece of history to building from scratch to signing on the dotted line. - Work out whether you're ready to buy-find out whether you're ready for the commitment of buying property, financially and psychologically - Focus in on the right property for you-determine your 'must haves' and 'like to haves', and whether you'll need to make a trade-off between these and your preferred location - Decide what kind of property you want-discover if your best option is to buy off the plan, find an established property or build yourself - Deal with property professionals-cut through real estate agent spin and understand how buyers' agents work - Find the right finance-choose the home loan that suits you and your finances - Negotiate a great deal-move smoothly through the buying and settlement process, whether buying at auction or through private treaty sale

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Author(s): Karin Derkley
Series: For Dummies
Original Publish Date: Mar 23, 2011

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