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Clark Smart Real Estate

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$13.95 US | $17.50 CAN
Available April 10, 2007

Paperback
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Age Range: 13 & up
  • Grade Level: 8-17
  • Pages: 156
  • Dimensions: 7-1/4" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9781401307851



  About The Book

One of America's leading consumer advocates and popular talk show host Clark Howard offers his tips and tricks to success in buying and selling real estate.

If you're looking for a book that will tell you how to get rich quick in real estate, how to make money by buying houses with no money down, watching their value soar and then selling them without ever living in them, you have the wrong book. If you've listened to Clark Howard's nationally syndicated radio show, read his previous books, or followed his consumer advice, it should come as no surprise to you that his philosophy is 180 degrees different from the real estate fever that has swept over the country in the last decade. Clark Howard believes that real estate is a way to get rich, but not to get rich quick. It's a way to build wealth slowly over time, through good decisions. In this book, he will tackle topics including:

BUYING:

  • Your first house
  • Buying a new house versus buying a used house
  • Should you buy a condo in the suburbs?
  • Dealing with a fixer-upper: what to do if you want to make major renovations within a year of buying
  • The hidden costs of closing
  • More ways to save (energy)
  • Owning a vacation or second home
SELLING:

  • Should you sell it yourself?
  • Hiring a broker
  • Getting your house ready to sell
  • Slow sellers
  • Should you sign over your house to your child?
FINANCING:

  • The down payment: How to save for it and how long the money needs to be in the bank.
  • Shopping for a mortgage--good faith estimate, mortgage broker vs. bank.
  • Types of mortgages: interest-only loans, 80-10-10s, 80-15-5s, ARMs, no down payment loans--first-time homebuyers, jumbo loans.
  • Refinancing
  • Mortgage insurance
  • Title insurance
  • Homeowners insurance




  Author

Clark Howard is the host of The Clark Howard Show, a radio talk show syndicated in more than ninety cities around the country. He is also a featured commentator on WSB-TV in Atlanta and a columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mark Meltzer is an editor at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Both authors reside in Atlanta.



Clark Howard is the host of The Clark Howard Show, a radio talk show syndicated in more than ninety cities around the country. He is also a featured commentator on WSB-TV in Atlanta and a columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mark Meltzer is an editor at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Both authors reside in Atlanta.



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