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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Tyson Narrator: Brett Barry Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In the market for a home, but don't know where to start? Not to worry! From financing, mortgages, and credit scores, to closing the deal, best-selling real-estate authors Eric Tyson and Ray Brown walk you step by step through the entire home-buying process.

Discover how to:

  • Harness the Internet to help in your search
  • Determine how much home you can afford
  • Select the right type of mortgage
  • Work with agents, brokers, lenders, and lawyers
  • Research neighborhoods and home values
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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kathy | 2/18/2014

    " i bought this years ago when i first considered buying a house, and while the info is a bit outdated for the current house buying climate (i.e. entire sections about arms and 0% down mortgages can be skipped because they don't exist anymore), i felt it really gave me a firm handle on the life decision i was about to make. in my case it pushed me off the fence and let me know i really was ready, but for some folks it may be a needed reality check that they still have a good deal of preparation to do. i'll also admit i didn't finish the book; i should have read it BEFORE trying to buy a house and not during so i could stay ahead of the process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/8/2014

    " I still feel like a dummy, but I at least feel like a little less of a dummy. I guess that's something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/29/2014

    " Very helpful book, written plainly enough to be understood by those of us not overly familiar with "fixed vs. adjustable rate" and the like, but not dumbed down to the point of being insulting. I feel better prepared to face the real estate market head on, and I now know never to close escrow on a Monday. Thanks, Dummies authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/27/2014

    " I'm completely clueless about the whole process.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Johnston | 1/18/2014

    " Very thorough, lots of help with calculating how much to spend on a house. Tyson's book on personal finance is great, too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " The book was too American, and talked about a lot of real estate terms that we don't use in Canada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Hubbard | 1/2/2014

    " This book is meant for people who know little or nothing about the home buying process. It is extremely thorough, covering everything from mortgages to escrow, insurance to how to shop for an agent and inspector. Terms are defined simply so that the book is not overwhelming. I took a lot of notes and learned a lot. Some sections I skimmed because I had already done some research and talked to a lot of people who have purchased houses. I do recommend that first time homebuyers read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabine | 12/30/2013

    " Good balanced book on buying a home. There are a lot of things I did not consider and this book covered all the little extras that home buyers could as well as should expect. Well outlined, easy to follow, this was a good book and prepared me for what I hope will be coming soon, A new house! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cailean | 12/26/2013

    " As cliche as it might sound, this book really did help us understand home buying from the "ground" up, no pun intended! I would recommend this book to anyone who really wants to understand more than they need to (that's always my M.O.). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/12/2013

    " An easy to understand, thorough resource for anyone who wants to know everything about buying a home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 12/8/2013

    " fun, interesting guide to buying a home. Answers all sorts of questions such as what kind of a home do I want? How do I find out what I can afford? How do I find a Realtor? Where do I get a mortgage? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bean | 11/7/2013

    " So far, this is much more accessible and informative than Nolo's Buying a House in California, which tells me a lot of what I already know without giving me any tools to apply to my own situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/16/2013

    " A great reference for first time home buyers. Tyson takes much of the fear out of the entire process, explaining all of the legal terms in simple layman's language. His Personal Finance for Dummies is also a great reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loretta | 10/12/2013

    " very plain speaking and informative! Good addition to the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 7/21/2013

    " Really, this book has a lot of basic information that Realtors sometimes forget that we, common folk need explained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 7/16/2013

    " A book that will help anyone not make some of the mistakes that we are seeing in the current real estate market today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley (angelashly) | 7/13/2013

    " Helped me a lot. I will probably go out and buy it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 6/28/2013

    " Really glad I bought this - it breaks it down and makes the mystery of buying a house really understandable. Now on to saving for our down payment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 5/6/2013

    " A good reference for first-time home buyers. As with any reference book, it does not cover all possibilities and scenarios and is specifically for the modern US real estate market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/13/2013

    " Easy to understand. Good resource for good time home-buyers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay Allen | 2/6/2013

    " I read the 2006 edition, which is too old. Also, when they say dummies, they really mean it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 12/28/2012

    " I thought this was just the right amount of information for a first time homebuyer: enough information to make informed decisions, but not so much I felt overwhelmed trying to process it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 12/21/2012

    " Very helpful and informative, but at the same time, some of it really IS for dummies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel C-V | 11/5/2012

    " Wahoo!! Such a fun book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hom Sack | 9/25/2012

    " Excellent! Somethings have changed since the last 18 to 34 years in the process of buying a house. It is good to be brought updated by this book. Next on the list to read is the sequel House Selling For Dummies, 3rd edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Manus | 8/9/2012

    " Understandable resource. My only wish is that the authors had created a website for those items they note as state specific. It would be much easier to have them break it down than to have to search through legal jargon on government websites that like to embed such items. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camilla Schulte | 2/19/2012

    " I'm not a natural-born non-fiction reader, but let me tell you, this book was a page-turner and I devoured it. Very helpful. A GREAT resource for home-buying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 8/25/2011

    " thank you, book, for explaining this shit to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle (labbie) | 8/13/2011

    " I have both this and the home selling book by the same authors. Very easy to read either straight through or to flip to a certain topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 6/25/2011

    " I'm now officially equal parts excited about home buying and terrified. Although I learned a lot, a lot from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 3/2/2011

    " Really glad I bought this - it breaks it down and makes the mystery of buying a house really understandable. Now on to saving for our down payment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle (labbie) | 9/13/2010

    " I have both this and the home selling book by the same authors. Very easy to read either straight through or to flip to a certain topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 5/4/2009

    " A good reference for first-time home buyers. As with any reference book, it does not cover all possibilities and scenarios and is specifically for the modern US real estate market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 5/3/2009

    " Very helpful and informative, but at the same time, some of it really IS for dummies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 4/2/2009

    " I still feel like a dummy, but I at least feel like a little less of a dummy. I guess that's something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/11/2009

    " I'm completely clueless about the whole process.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red | 1/14/2009

    " Lots of good info for first time buyers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/5/2009

    " thank you, book, for explaining this shit to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/1/2009

    " The book was too American, and talked about a lot of real estate terms that we don't use in Canada. "

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About the Narrator

Brett Barry graduated from Syracuse University’s television, radio & film program and worked as an associate documentary producer for several years before moving into a career in voice-overs. In 2002, he signed with a voice-over agent in New York and began working in this field full-time.

Brett’s training includes improvisational acting at Manhattan’s HB Studio, study of the Linklater voice techniques, and private coaching with some of the industry’s top voice performers. His voice can be heard on over 100 audiobooks. He and his wife Rebecca live in New York and run Silver Hollow Audio, an independent audio production studio.