Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting and stressful endeavor. The myriad questions and issues that arise can be overwhelming, resulting in an experience completely different from what first-time buyers were expecting. Sandra Rinomato, the host of the hit HGTV show Property Virgins, delivers a "realty check" by pointing buyers to homes that fit their budget, satisfy their needs, and most importantly, achieve their goal of home ownership. Realty Check covers such topics as:
- How to finance your home purchase without going broke.
- How to look past home staging and focus on the crucial elements of a potential property.
- Home inspection and exactly what it entails.
- Tips for condominium buyers.
- How to find and work with a good Realtor.
- Mortgage fraud and other legal issues.
Buying a first property is a major commitment, but readers of this book will be well-prepared to take the leap into home-ownership, with their eyes wide open.