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The 90 Second Lawyer Guide to Buying Real Estate

ISBN13: 9780471165750
ISBN: 0471165751
Published: February 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

A total home-buyer's guide to all important legal and financial aspects of buying a home For anyone considering a real estate purchase, for either a residence or an investment, this book could save them hundreds, even thousands of dollars in legal fees and financing charges. It covers all the bases, from deciding what to buy to making sense of contracts, from financing to closing, and all the way up to post-closing events. There is also helpful advice on maximizing the return on your investment and on avoiding the host of legal traps and loopholes that can crop up in any real estate deal. ROBERT IRWIN (Palos Verdes, California) is the author of the bestselling Tips and Traps real estate guides. DAVID GANZ (New York, New York) is a managing partner in the law firm of Ganz, Hollinger, and Towe.

Partial table of contents: PURCHASING PROPERTY. Understanding the Purchase Agreement. Do I Need a Lawyer When I Buy a Home? How Do I Back Out of a Deal Gracefully? SELLING PROPERTY. What Should I Look for in a Listing Agreement? Should I ""Counteroffer""? GETTING A NEW MORTGAGE. What Is a Mortgage? Should I Use a Mortgage Broker? FORECLOSURE. How Do I Cure a Default on My Mortgage? Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure--Pros and Cons. How Can I Renegotiate My Mortgage? TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY. Do I Need Title Insurance When I Buy Real Estate? Why Should I Worry about Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions? OWNERSHIP OF REAL PROPERTY. How Can I Purchase a House with My Companion? TAKING POSSESSION OF A HOME OR OTHER REAL ESTATE. What Do I Need to Take to the Closing? IMPROVING THE PROPERTY. Can I Present My Own Case for a Variance to the Zoning Board? CONDOS AND CO--OPS. How Do I Deal with a Homeowners' Association? LANDLORD AND TENANT. What about Rent Control? REAL ESTATE TAXATION. What Are the ""Rollover"" Rules? Appendix. Index.