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The Smart First-Time Home Buyer's Guide: How to Avoid Making First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The Smart First-Time Home Buyer's Guide: How to Avoid Making First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Thomas.K. Lutz(Author),Adela Carter(Author)

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Do you want to avoid making those first-time home buyer mistakes!?

Buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming for all first-time home-buyers. If you have already started the search process, make sure you're not making some common first-time home-buyer mistakes. Most first-time home-buyers have never gone through the stressful experience of buying a home, and they often have to learn the hard way when buying their first home, but by making only a tiny mistake during the home buying process, it can be extremely costly and frustrating. In this Informative guide, you will discover all common mistakes most first-time buyers make and some of the most important features to look for when buying your first dream home.

Here is what you are about to discover..

• Your core priorities when searching a home • Why location is everything for real estate • Things your broker won't tell you • Tips from some of the top realtors • Buying or renting out your home

Thomas has been a financial adviser/Realtor in Vancouver, BC, Canada since 2002. He provided clients with advice on financial matters, as well as helping people who are in difficult financial situations. Thomas is also an experienced condo Realtor in Metro Vancouver. He had handled hundreds of home sales and purchases in the downtown core of Vancouver and all around British Columbia. Thomas is the author of the book "Quitting My Dead End Job". Thomas's goal is to provide different options for people who are not feeling satisfied with their current employment. He believes that everyone deserves to work in a comfortable and friendly environment, not just working to pay bills.

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  • By Mudrubble on September 13, 2015

    Reads like a long 6th grade English essay. English cannot be his first language. And home buying is certainly not his specialty. His 90 pages would be 20-25 if printed in regular sized novel/paperback print, and it mostly skins the surface of obvious, inescapable, basic considerations such as "don't move into an economically disadvantaged neighbourhood if you can afford a safer environment for your precious children", "think of how many people will sleep in the house before you settle on a number of bedrooms" and "think about your dream home but don't think too long because it won't buy itself" and the like. It's actually both funny and ridiculous at the same time.I will point out that across his "90" pages he did manage to jog my memory or thinking 3 or 4 times but to be fair, any book on the subject would. He presents literally no insights. Nor does he present any evidence of his fitness to the task of writing about buying a home. I wonder if he's an adult and I'm being serious when I say this. I suspect he's a young person who's never bought a house but did some extremely very Internet research on the subject. I mean VERY general - you get the impression that he doesn't know enough to know how little his writing makes him appear to know. He doesn't give any insights on mortgages, but he'll remind you that they exist with a grammatically jilting gem along the lines of "when purchasing a house it is very appropriate to be in consideration of the fact that it will require you to have to pay a mortgage if you want to buy it". There is scarcely a paragraph in the whole book that doesn't contain at least one grammatical gem that screams he must be a young person, as in a minor, living with his parents.That's both the level and the tone of the writing in this book. I really wonder if he's an adult. It was comical and I want to keep it for that reason, but there is literally no information beyond "if there is toxic and industrial plants in the surrounding parts, one is wise to himself think of their health since the emissions can be quite harmful."It's laughable stuff, but it's really quite charming. I think a kid wrote it. Either that or the author is joking and laughing at any favourable reviews.

  • By History & English Teacher on February 18, 2018

    Unfortunately, I cannot agree with the other purchasers of this book. After reading 4-5 pages, I noticed some serious flaws, including the following.1. It was poorly written, with required elements of complete sentences - i.e. verbs, articles, punctuation, etc. - missing from more than a few sentences. As a high school teacher of History and English, I found the quality of the writing to be less than expected, certainly not that of an educated professional in the real estate industry. Additionally, I noted that the font size of the text increased when there was less information/text on a page. It almost seemed like the font size of a children's book on many, many pages. I also noted that the spacing of the text changed from left-alignment, so that the limited text would take up entire lines and fill more space. Since this book is incredibly brief, and light on specific, detailed information, this was a problem.2. The book contained nothing about the author, specifically his credentials, professional background, professional experience, etc. This type of information I take very seriously and I considered the fact that it was missing form the text to be problematic.3. The book did not contain an index or glossary of real estate terms. These would have been invaluable to a first-time buyer such as myself.4. The book did not contain the publisher's information, something I also take seriously.5. I returned this product for a refund. It was not up to par as a professional guide when compared to other guides by real estate professionals.

  • By Jrk65 on March 16, 2015

    A complete waste of time and your money, I have no idea what useful information those giving this book a five star rating received from this book. My search will go on for something that offers some useful information for first time buyers.Much of what you read in this book will be repeated over and over again as if it was used as filler for each chapter. Is there anyone out there that does not know you should get pre-approved credit and have an idea of how much you can afford prior to shopping for a house? Or a good realtor can do good things for you? No kidding, wow great advice. One thing is for sure, there is still value in going to a book store, reading a few pages to see if the book is worth the cash.Keep looking, and if you find something with information for adults that have some common sense, please let me know and I will buy it, this book is not the one.

  • By CookinMaine on June 25, 2015

    This is simply a bunch of common-sense things, but it's in overkill. The things they list that you want to know about, the author does not tell you how to find the information, such as the crime rate information, or how to find out what others paid for homes in the area.

  • By Kristyn R. Dunlap on April 11, 2015

    This book is typo-filled and largely a waste of time. The information is very surface and generally obvious (i.e. crime-ridden areas should be avoided and families should look for homes with more than one bathroom). There was very little that I found to be truly helpful.

  • By latentimage on March 2, 2015

    My wife and I have recently decided to buy our first home, and it was a pretty scary proposition for us to say the least. We began to looking into as many resources as possible to help make the process a little easier. Thankfully, this very affordable guide has been taking us through the fine points step by step, so now we know what to look for. There is no doubt this is still a huge task, but Mr. Lutz has given us a good bit of confidence that this is something we can actually do now that we have some good information.Overall, we are both very satisfied with this book, and would recommend it to any first time home buyer, or even someone who is only in the consideration stages right now. You will learn how to inspect a property, and exactly what to look for. That has been by far the most intimidating part for us, since this is something we haven't done before. Check it out, and I don't think you will be disappointed.

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