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There are numerous books available that deal with the subject of buying a house. Some are extremely valuable, some will give you further insight into a specific topic and others are of little or no value. We have provided links to those books that we feel offer the most information at the most reasonable price for the prospective home buyer.

General Home Buying

Buy Your First Home!
Real Estate expert Robert Irwin gives pointers on finding the right home, surviving the mortgage process and avoiding potential pitfalls.
The Unofficial guide to buying a homeUnnofficial Guide to Buying a Home
Takes what can be a unnerving experience (buying a home) and through a step-by-step process removes much of the mystery and the fear.
10 steps to home ownership10 Steps to Home Ownership
A step-by-step approach to buying a house that is both concise and easy to understand.
home buying for dummiesHome Buying For Dummies
We highly recommend this source of additional information. It makes a great compliment to this web site.

Home Inspections

Mortgages and Budgets

home inspection handbookHome Inspection Handbook
Walks a "middle ground" between personal and professional inspections. Numerous checklists are available to keep track of the inspection process.
How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage
The best selling mortgage book in the country, for good reason. A no-holds barred glimpse into the entire mortgage process and industry, from an insider. Highly recommended!

Building a Home

book of home inspectionComplete Book of Home Inspection
An excellent resource for home inspections. What to look for in all aspects of property evaluation.
Better Houses, Better Living by Myron Ferguson
A must-have if you are planning to build a home. How to avoid the most common (and costly) construction mistakes. An approach that is both detailed and easy to understand. Strongly recommended. Available

Additional Topics

Buying a Home When You Are Single A guidebook for the special needs of single home buyers.
Steiner's Complete How-To-Move Handbook A Complete guide to the entire moving process.
Investing in Fixer-Uppers A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High

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