The Wall Street Journal. Complete Home Owner's Guidebook

The Wall Street Journal. Complete Home Owner's Guidebook

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Your Map for a Brave New Real-Estate World The days of real-estate maniaa€”when you really couldna€™t go wrong with buying a home, then selling it in a few years for a lot more than you paid for ita€”are over. Inflated prices and the a€œsubprimea€ mortgage crisis have finally burst the bubble. Now, more than ever, ita€™s important for current and prospective home buyers to understand just what theya€™re getting into when they take that plungea€”and to think smarter when it comes to making the most of their biggest asset. The Wall Street Journal. Complete Home Ownera€™s Guidebook shows readers how to become savvy home buyersa€”and eventually ownersa€”not only in this new, uncertain era but in any market: a€c Understand the benefits and pitfalls of owning versus renting a€c Make sense of the housing marketa€”ask the important questions, factor in the unforeseen costs, and explode the big myths of home ownership a€c Take advantage of current opportunities if youa€™re a first-time home buyer a€c Overcome the challenges if youa€™re looking to trade up or cash out on your home for retirement a€c Make the best profit on your home in any market a€c Understand why your homea€”your number one asseta€”really isna€™t such a great investment From the Trade Paperback edition.Remember: refinancing should save you money in the long term as well as the short. ... prudent home owner should never take money out of a house to use for current spending or consumer purchases. ... The very best time to refinance a first mortgage is when it will enable you to both lower your monthly payment andanbsp;...

Title:The Wall Street Journal. Complete Home Owner's Guidebook
Author:David Crook
Publisher:Crown Business - 2008-12-30


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