My First Home: A Step-by-step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream, by Shashank Shekhar ISBN 9781542570121
Five out of five stars
Over the course of my life, I have purchased four homes, two privately and two through realtors. Therefore, I consider myself qualified to evaluate a book about the hoops you need to jump through in order to purchase a home. The process is a complicated one, in the world we live in now, the pile of forms in order to complete a home mortgage is nearly an inch thick. This is true even in the cases where the buyer’s credit is excellent, all things move smoothly and other complications such as inspections are not present.
The content of the book is presented in an understandable style and in a logical sequence. All of the basics of purchasing of a home from the perspective of a buyer are covered. It is an excellent primer on the steps you need to go through in order to buy a home, including some of the potential pitfalls. While it is no substitute for professional advice when appropriate, it will properly prepare you for the process, from making the offer to closure.