Selling Your House

Nolo's Essential Guide

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts! Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too. Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on: deciding between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse exploring your local market for the best value creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget qualifying for and securing loan financing getting the right inspections and insurance negotiating with sellers or new home builders successfully closing the deal, and more. Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including: real estate brokers attorneys who specialize in real estate a home inspector a neighborhood researcher a mortgage specialist and more! The 6th edition of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at Nolo.com

For Sale By Owner in California

Author: George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Sell your California home yourself and save big! Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price -- in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can spend up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting your house on the market to transferring the title. Find out how to: - select the best time to sell - prepare your house for sale - price and market your home - coordinate the sale of one house with the purchase of another - screen buyers for financial feasibility - make required disclosures - work with or without real estate agents - attract potential buyers with creative financing - handle multiple offers - write and negotiate a contract - complete the escrow process This edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes additional discussion of the importance of pricing a house to sell and performing a thorough vetting of potential buyers financial cresources. It also provides all the forms and instructions you need, including: - disclosure forms required by law - offer and counteroffer - sales contract - contingency releases - deeds - second mortgage note - and more Not a resident of the Golden State? Check out the Nolo books Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home for real estate help in your state.

A Survival Guide to Selling a Home

Author: Sid Davis

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814472743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Using handy checklists, worksheets, and examples, Davis helps readers face the challenges of deciding whether or not to use an agent, how to find one, estimating a price, and deciding which upgrades are worth making--and which ones are not--to add to their home's value.

How to Sell a House Fast in a Slow Real Estate Market

A 30-Day Plan for Motivated Sellers

Author: William Bronchick,Ray Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470462621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In a slow real estate market, selling your house can be difficult– especially if you owe more on your mortgage than your house is worth. In times like these, it's not enough to simply list your home and wait; you actually have to sell your home. This practical, important book shows you how to use marketing techniques, advertising, repairs and upgrades, home staging, and other creative, effective tactics to get your house sold fast— no matter how bad the market is.

Sell Your Home Now

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Common Mistakes, Selling Faster, and Making More Money

Author: Laura Riddle

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601380259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book is a must-have for any individual looking to effectively sell their home for the best price. Put your home at the head of the market with the help of Laura Riddles expertise. Riddle, a Masters-level, award-winning real estate broker, walks today's home sellers through everything they need to know to get the best price in today's real estate market. Laura guides readers through the basics of the home selling process. Readers will learn how to determine the value of their home, prepare the home to be sold, stage the home inside and out, know when the time is right to list the home, plan for showings and open houses, accept an offer, and ultimately sell for top dollar. A firm believer in making your home stand out to sell faster by assisting potential buyers through the complicated loan process, the book carefully compares loan options, from low down payment FHA, and 0% down payment USDA, and VA loan programs, allowing readers to choose the loan that works best for their successful sale. Also covered are different Buyer Down Payment Assistance Programs, making this a complete guide to give you everything you need to put your house up for sale. Sell Your Home Now also includes timely information for sellers including resources on: Short sale versus Foreclosure options, Foreclosure prevention programs, The Homeowner Affordability and Stability Act passed in February 2009, and Loan modification options. This complete guide includes information about: selling techniques for selling up to 80 percent faster, and advertising to sell for 15-20% more, and where to list your home online to get the most exposure. Plus the book has a section on staging the home for the quickest sale in order to gain an advantage over other homes (particularly foreclosures) in your neighbourhood. Tips are given on common mistakes home sellers often make that could hinder your efforts so thoughtfully included are sample real estate contracts, titles, and home inspection reports. Selling the home For Sale By Owner? All of the information the book contains is exceptionally helpful to the do it yourselfer, plus, Laura has included case studies from agents and sellers around the country to provide readers with proven tips and tricks for selling a home in the quickest time possible and for the most money.

Selling Your House in a Tough Market:

10 Strategies That Work

Author: Ilona Bray J.D.

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Sell your house quickly at the best price in any market! National median home prices dropped 7.9% between 2005 and 2008, and the downward trend shows no signs of slowing. So what do you do if you want to sell your home now, when the getting a good price for your investment seems nearly impossible? If you want to maximize your return and close the deal quickly, Selling Your House in a Tough Market provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including: knowing your local market picking the right price hiring the best professionals marketing and setting your house apart from the pack how and when to consider options other than a sale, such as renting negotiating the sale Selling Your House in a Tough Market is the only book available that gives you proven strategies to maximize the return on your investment in your home, no matter what the state of your local housing market.

House Selling For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer

Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119191718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.

Check, Check, Sold

A Checklist Guide to Selling Your Home for More Money Without an Agent

Author: Jake Posey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518637001

Category:

Page: 72

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WARNING: The author is not a real estate agent trying to make the process seem complicated and secretly hoping you will fail so you will hire him. Check, Check, Sold is a step-by-step guide full of checklists, how to's, scripts, templates and tips. In this book, you will get: * 49 checklists to ensure nothing is missed * 21 step-by-step guides to walk you through the entire process * 166 tips throughout the book aimed at helping you sell your house for more money in less time * 8 bonuses giving you more insight and examples Best of all, it is short. This is not a book on why you should sell your house by owner. It does not go into why you should do certain steps. You are given the steps you need to take and different checklists to help you along the way. The content in this book was created through interviewing 50 homeowners selling their home on their own and other real estate professionals. The advice and steps were put into practice and refined by helping others sell their house on their own. Check out the table of contents for the full listing of what you will get. Note that I've also moved the "fluff" to the back of the book so you get more content in the preview of the book. If you have any further questions, jump over to my author page to contact me. Good luck. You can do this!!!

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

Author: David A. Morton III

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324851

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression and anxiety, and 200 more medical conditions. Learn how to match the medical details of your disability to Social Security regulations to make sure you have the right evidence to qualify for the benefits you're due when you apply. This guide is written by a former Chief Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration whose expert deciphering of the medical portions of SSA regulations will help you understand how you can get benefits. If you've been denied benefits already, this book will tell you how to find out why and what steps to take to prove that you should get benefits on appeal. This edition is completely updated with the latest rules and information plus updated figures for 2018 and many updated medical listings.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324355

Category: Law

Page: 392

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When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you and the other parent can create your own custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex where to find your state’s child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.

Healthy Employees, Healthy Business

Easy, Affordable Ways to Promote Workplace Wellness

Author: Ilona Bray,Ilona M. Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413316255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

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"Helps business owners and managers target the main health concerns in the workplace and implement low-cost or free programs to increase productivity, boost morale, lower workplace stress, and potentially lower health insurance costs"--

How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days

Third Edition

Author: Bill G. Effros

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761148469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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The proof is in the testimonials that have arrived by the thousands: "This is a really great book. It's simple. It's straightforward. We read it. We ran our ad. We got over 100 telephone calls. We sold our home."—John Henke, Boise, ID. "Our real estate broker was green with envy. In 5 days we got 24 bids higher than the highest bid she got us in 11 1/2 years. You're our hero!"—Elizabeth & Tim Hunter, South Berwick, ME. "I had a business opportunity I couldn't take advantage of unless I sold my home immediately. I saw your book in a bookstore and sold my home the next weekend. Thanks!"—Doug Walker, Salt Lake City, UT. "Thanks to your system I sold my home in 5 days at $1.26 million. You saved me $78,000 in real estate commission!"—V., Potomac, MD. Now in its third edition and timed perfectly to address a challenging real estate market, How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days turns the conventional on its head to present an innovative, practical, and foolproof alternative that makes the market work for you, the seller. Based on the one basic truth of free enterprise—that your home is worth exactly what the highest bidder will pay for it— this step-by-step plan shows exactly how to price your home attractively; make a timetable; write an effective ad; use buyer psychology, price points, and magic numbers to get the best price; and conduct round-robin bidding. It includes new information on the Internet—including a supporting website, www.5-day.com—the most recent testimonials, and updates to every phase of the process, from whether or not to renovate a kitchen before selling to the ins and outs of transferring ownership. Homes sold through the five-day plan sell for an average of 5% more than through conventional sales, plus, the seller doesn't have to pay a broker's fee—making this book among the best deals of the century.

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Author: Nancy Conner

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it's a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. Along the way, you'll use the book's expert advice and fill-in forms to identify the house you want, figure out what kind of neighborhood you want to live in, determine what a target home is really worth, make an offer, and close the deal. Throughout the process, this book helps you: Realistically determine how much house you can afford Assemble a real estate team that's looking after your interests and not the seller's Understand the different ways to finance your house, and which is best for you Create an attractive offer with the best chance of acceptance Learn what lenders look for so you can get your mortgage approved Inspect your new home to uncover potential problems Prepare all the right paperwork for a smooth closing

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Every day, it seems, another company is in the news for the wrong reason: It’s been accused of harassment or discrimination against employees. Your company can avoid this fate by making sure managers and employees recognize and know how to respond to illegal conduct promptly and effectively. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination gives you a straightforward explanation of what the law requires of an employer and breaks down the steps to follow to make sure your company is in compliance. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter. The book gives you thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors must understand in order to deal with harassment and discrimination in the workplace. You'll also get samples, quizzes, and real-world scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in situations you actually confront. Find guidance on: what harassment is and how to stop it when and how discrimination occurs how to draft and communicate effective policies how to conduct training how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly how to protect the company with proper documentation, and what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees—and the company—from workplace harassment and discrimination. This guide is the essential reference book for anyone who is responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. This book has forms and are downloadable through a special link in the book.

Next Generation Real Estate

New Rules for Smarter Home Buying and Faster Selling

Author: Brendon Desimone

Publisher: Changing Lives Press/Never Sink Books

ISBN: 9780984940059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Everything you thought you knew about real estate has changed, which is why Brendon DeSimone has written his first book. He wanted consumers to be informed on how to navigate this next generation of real estate. But, the changes aren't just about real estate. Technologically, behaviorally, and culturally the world is more dynamic than ever. The result is a new portrait of the American Dream, one that is much more eclectic and complex and in need of new ground rules. No matter who you are, what generation you are from or how much experience you have, this book will help you buy smarter or sell faster. Zillow's top blogger, DeSimone's writing speaks to the concerns, behaviors, and goals of all home buyers and sellers; from Millennials to Gen Xers to BabyBoomers. Some of the progressive and contrarian perspectives, unique tips, and out-of-the-box advice that fill the pages of Next Generation Real Estate were born out of Brendon's feet-on-the-street experiences selling residential real estate in California, at one of the most dynamic times for real estate. DeSimone provides buyers and sellers concrete advice and tips for getting into the market today. Next Generation Real Estate provides the new rules for smarter buying and faster selling.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323057

Category: Law

Page: 360

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Everything you need to become a naturalized U.S. citizen For a green card holder, taking the next step to U.S. citizenship offers a host of benefits. But the application process itself can be long and confusing. With Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can save months, or even years. Best of all, you’ll know that you are taking each needed step in the most efficient way. Learn how to: make sure you are eligible for citizenship understand the risks and rewards of applying fill out application forms study for the citizenship exam interview successfully deal with any setbacks help family members immigrate enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special benefits and procedures if you have a disability, are in the military, or are the spouse of a U.S. citizen. This new edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures.

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country

Author: Ilyce R. Glink

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307834506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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From the most trusted name in real estate: the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Now revised and updated for today's marketplace. ¸ How do I know if my broker is doing a good job? (See question #18.) ¸ How should I decide how much to offer for a home? (See question #29.) ¸ How does the negotiation process work? (See question #37.) ¸ How much of a down payment will I need to buy my home? (See question #61.) ¸ What are the different types of mortgages available? (See question #75.) ¸ What if I'm rejected for my loan? (See question #86.) ¸ What exactly is the closing? And where is it held? (See question #89.) ¸ Will I need homeowner's insurance? What should it cover? (See question #93.) What's new in this edition? Internet resources for home buyers: Where to shop for a loan on the web, how to apply online for a mortgage, and how to contact the agency that regulates real estate brokers and mortgage lenders in your state Tax laws and what they mean to you: Why the Taxpayer Relief Act is a windfall for homeowners, and how you can take full advantage of it Buying new construction: How to compare developers and negotiate the best deal The competitive mortgage market: How to find a reputable lender, how to find a true zero-down loan, and what service premiums tell you about your loan

Fiancé and Marriage Visas

A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322972

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The book that’s helped thousands of couples around the world You’re engaged or married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and all you want is the right to be together in the United States. Should be simple, right? It’s not. The pile of application forms can be overwhelming, the bureaucracy isn’t helpful, and delays are inevitable. This book will help you succeed. Discover the fastest and best application strategy. Avoid common—and serious—mistakes. Prepare for meetings with officials. Prove your marriage is real—not a fraud. Deal with the two-year testing period for new marriages. The 9th edition covers the expanded provisional waiver opportunity, and changes to application processes. It also provides checklists and sample forms throughout. Use this book if you are living in the United States or overseas and: your fiancé is a U.S. citizen your spouse is a U.S. citizen, or your spouse is a U.S. permanent resident.