100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country (Paperback)
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From the most trusted name in real estate, a new and fully updated edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams
What does "location, location, location" really mean? How do I decide what to offer on a house? What exactly is the closing?
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in any person's life. It will be the place where you plant your roots, come home after a long day, raise a family, or make a successful investment. But how, with everything from student loans and an uncertain marketplace stacked against you, do you get to that idyllic future? In 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Ilyce Glink, one of the most trusted names in real estate, answers all of your questions about home buying--and some you didn't know you had--and takes you on a personal journey from open houses to moving day. Weaving together advice from top brokers around the country with illustrative stories and her own unparalleled expertise, 100 Questions is a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams.
About the Author
Ilyce Glink is an award-winning television and radio personality, a communications and media strategist, an innovator in content marketing, and the founder of four Chicago-based companies. She is also an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, a top blogger for CBSNews.com and Yahoo!, and the bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Glink hosts the Monday Morning Marketing with Ilyce Glink and John Byrne podcast, and is a frequent guest on WGN Radio.
“Exploring home ownership? Not sure whose advice to trust? Ilyce Glink is my go-to real estate expert. She's helped me and millions of people achieve the American dream with confidence. True story: I pored through this book and read all of Ilyce's advice when navigating housing for the first time. Thanks to her I scored a great deal, made some smart upgrades, and in ten years sold my home at a 70% price increase!”
—FARNOOSH TORABI, financial expert, author, and host of the award-winning podcast So Money
“From the moment I was introduced to her writing, I recognized Ilyce Glink as an ally in helping ordinary people get the knowledge they need to make the most important financial decisions of their life. She writes clearly and helpfully, but not just for novices: I still find it impossible to read Ilyce’s book and not come away with some new insight about the home-buying process. This remarkable book should be a Bible.”
—ERIC SCHURENBERG, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine and former editor of Money and CBS Moneywatch
“From wish list to closing, every stage of the home buying process gets a deep dive here. Ilyce Glink walks new buyers through each step, addressing not just real estate questions but also the life, family and relationship issues that can come into play with such a big financial commitment. With personal tales fleshing out the book — offering both happy endings and horror stories — Glink has created a vital guidebook for new homeowners. Buy this book if you're hunting for a home.”
—RACHEL F. ELSON, deputy editor, Money
“Ilyce has knocked it out of the park with this new edition of 100 Questions, zeroing in on how to use all of the new tools and technology at your fingertips to maximum advantage. At the same time, you’ll benefit from her simple strategies and expertise to get the best deal and right home for you and your family.”
—CLARK HOWARD, Consumer Expert and host of the nationally-syndicated Clark Howard Show
"Buying your first house can feel overwhelming. Not only is it likely to be your first really big investment, it requires understanding a litany of complex issues from appraisals and credit reports to loan-to-value ratios and mortgage insurance. In her easy-to-read, ‘let-me-tell-you-girlfriend’ style, Ilyce leads readers through all the things you need to know."
—KATHY KRISTOF, author of Investing 101