Buying and selling a home are the biggest financial transactions most people will ever tackle. Well, help has arrived. This revised edition of Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies prepares you to get what you need and want when buying a new home or selling the one you're in. Everything from arranging your finances and hiring an agent, to inspecting prospective homes and assessing home values, to making or fielding offers is presented in a clear and humorous way to help you get the most out of the process.
No-one obsesses over property quite like the British, even though buying and selling a home can be a personal headache and a financial lucky-dip. British newspapers groan under the weight of property supplements; TV reports constantly track house prices; young people fret about getting on the property ladder, while established homeowners worry about how to increase the value of their home or the market crashing. Buying a property is rarely straightforward and can be very time-consuming. There are numerous choices to make, from the style of building and location, to proximity to schools and other amenities. Most of all, there are plenty of opportunities to make the wrong decisions. Selling your home is also fraught with stress; from deciding to move and evaluating your property’s worth to finding an estate agent and putting your home on the market, every step comes with it’s own difficulties. Plus the advent of the Home Information Packs has also created a new headache for potential vendors. Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers everything from finding a property and getting a mortgage to preparing your home for sale and moving on. It is also one of the few guides to cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland as separate entitles from Scotland, and to cover the Scottish property market. This updated guide also contains coverage of HIPS (Home Information Packs), which were made compulsory in September 2007 and apply to all properties with three or more bedrooms.
Whether you are renting out part of your home, or investing in a property, this guide to the constantly changing market and its laws will prove to be invaluable. Whether you've inherited a home you now need to rent or you're aiming to become a property tycoon, this friendly guide is your road map to success.
Sell your home for the best possible price Thinking of selling up but not sure whether it's the right time, or how to go about it? From helping you decide whether selling really is the best option for you, to finding an agent and choosing a sales method, all the way to exchanging contracts, this step-by-step guide covers all the practical, financial and legal aspects of selling your home. Work out whether you're ready to sell – consider all the options and decide if selling is the way to go Find out when you should sell – understand supply and demand, and time your sale perfectly Choose a real estate agent who's right for you – find the best fit for you and your home Set the right price – understand what drives the value of property and determine a realistic asking price for your home Get your home looking its best before selling – find out whether a clean-up will do, or if it's worth renovating before you sell Choose a selling method – get step-by-step instructions for selling by private treaty and auction Understand the legal stuff – do the paperwork properly to ensure a smooth sale Open the book and find: In-depth information about working with property professionals Strategies for selling first then buying, or buying first then selling Tips and tricks for sprucing up your property for inspections How to avoid over-capitalising Everything you need to know about selling a holiday or rental property Learn to: Determine the best time to sell Get your property ready for inspection Set the right price Choose between an auction or private treaty sale
When it comes to buying and selling real estate, knowledge is power – and this book lets you in on the secrets. Everything You Need to Know (But Forget to Ask) When Buying or Selling Property is a concise, authoritative guide. In plain, simple language, real estate agent Mary Smits looks at the many issues that confront both buyers and sellers, including: choosing a home or investment property wisely negotiating to save money understanding the paperwork dealing with and choosing real estate agents preparing to sell your property moving home. Mary explains how to search for property on the internet and provides tips to help you use buying and selling tactics to your advantage and avoid potential traps. The book features useful check lists to take with you to inspections, along with sound, practical advice.
America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
Your must-have guide to buying and selling on eBay Over 160 million buyers can't be wrong! That's how many people are buying on eBay, and that number only continues to grow. If you're an eBay beginner looking to find bargains or make money by selling, look no further than eBay For Dummies. Inside, you'll find all the tips and strategies you need to become a successful buyer or seller on the world's #2 e-commerce site. Written by Marsha Collier—who was one of the earliest sellers on eBay and one of their first elite 'PowerSellers'—this new edition offers the latest updates on eBay's selling tools, payment options, how to enhance your eBay experience through social media, and so much more. Buyers will discover how to find bargains, evaluate items, choose between bidding or buying outright, select the best shipping option, and close the deal. If you're a seller, there's a ton for you, too! You'll find tips on researching what to sell, creating effective listings, packing and shipping your items, and offering excellent customer service. Create an account and search for bargains Make extra money by selling items on eBay Master the art of packing and shipping items Use social media to build your eBay business Whether you want to buy like an expert or make money the eBay way, there's something for every aspiring eBay aficionado in this time-tested guide!
With so many differing opinions about real estate these days, buying or selling a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for the everyday person who has little or no real estate experience. But as author Sarah Daniels explains, the process doesn't have to be painful, and people can come away from the experience feeling happy with the outcome. Covering the basics from A to Z, Welcome Home walks the reader through the various stages of home buying and selling in Canada, all the while adding her own insider secrets and tips. Filled with entertaining, instructive stories and written in an approachable, coversational tone, Daniels offers helpful advice on mortgage financing, interest rates, brokers, and the questions you need to ask about mortgages; how to find a good realtor, the right property, and negotiate a fair deal; how to get your home ready to sell, what renovations to consider and how to effectively stage your home; buying resale vs newly built; and renting out your basement as a mortgage helper.
Created especially for the Australian customer! Learn to: Find the perfect property for you Finance your dream Choose from an established home, brand-new property or a 'fixer-upper' Get your foot on the property ladder! Open the book and find: Strategies for getting your deposit together Pros and cons of buying a period home What's involved with becoming an owner–builder Pitfalls to consider when buying 'off the plan' How to secure a home loan if you're self-employed Tactics to beat the auctioneersat their own game Unearth your dream home and negotiate the mortgage maze Do you search property websites, wondering whether a particular property could be your dream home? Do you feel like you're wasting money on rent but are confused by the world of real estate – and real estate agents? Relax! This practical guide covers all aspects of buying property, from buying a piece of history to building from scratch to signing on the dotted line. Work out whether you're ready to buy – find out whether you're ready for the commitment of buying property, financially and psychologically Focus in on the right property for you – determine your 'must haves' and 'like to haves', and whether you'll need to make a trade-off between these and your preferred location Decide what kind of property you want – discover if your best option is to buy off the plan, find an established property or build yourself Deal with property professionals – cut through real estate agent spin and understand how buyers' agents work Find the right finance – choose the home loan that suits you and your finances Negotiate a great deal – move smoothly through the buying and settlement process, whether buying at auction or through private treaty sale
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, language: English, abstract: Selling and buying behavior in business to business markets has rapidly changed over the past decades as markets become more competitive, technology evolves fast and customer expectations have changed. Thus, the focus changed from the buyer or seller to being the sole individual responsible for handling business relationships. Nowadays, everybody in a company who can provide an input to the process is actively involved as the boundaries of different horizontal and vertical levels are fading which used to determine the scope of responsibility in the past. Therefore, the general terms of 'Buying Center' and 'Selling Center' have become important as they define the people being involved in a purchase. The aim of this dissertation is to provide an overview of the significant determinants of a buying and a selling center, the roles the individuals play in a purchase and the influences on buying and selling behavior on different levels. Additionally, the buying and selling process and the collaboration of the respective centers in the process are being considered. The first chapter focuses on the major changes of selling and buying in the past decades. Chapter three provides the general definitions of B2B markets, the goods being purchased and th...
If you've ever bought, owned, or sold a home–or are about to–you know how exciting and how daunting it can be. Buying, Owning and Selling a Home in Canada, Second Edition, completely revised and updated, tells you absolutely everything you need to know about the joys and headaches of owning a home. Complete on-volume reference on every stage of owning a home. Covers shopping for a mortgage; negotiating your agreement of purchase and sale; signing contracts with renovators, movers, and others; understanding those mpenetrable insurance policies; dealing with problem neighbours and much more. Your «operating manual» for legal issues as well as the everyday problems of home ownership. Written in plain English that's easy to understand. Includes helpful, practical checklists and forms. Tells you what you need to know to prevent and solve many problems on your own. What you need to ask lawyers and other professionals–it may even help to reduce the fees you'll have to pay. Completely revised and updated including: how to look for a home on the Internet and how you can use your home to save, or get more money. Expand information on such topics as: condominium ownership, making offers on a home, and homeowner's insurance, to name just a few.
Your guide to the most up-to-date selling strategies and techniques No matter your skill level, this new edition of Selling For Dummies helps you lay the foundation for sales success with the latest information on how to research your prospects, break down the steps of the sales process, follow up with customers, and so much more. Selling, when done right, is more than a job—it's an art. With the help of Selling For Dummies, you'll discover how to stand head-and-shoulders above the crowd by knowing your clients, and approaching selling with passion and a positive attitude. The book covers making killer sales pitches and presentations, using the latest technologies to your advantage, establishing goals and planning your time efficiently, partnering with others, addressing clients' concerns, and closing more sales. Includes expert tips for harnessing the power of the Internet to increase sales Covers the latest selling strategies and techniques in the Digital Age Explains how mastering selling skills can benefit all areas of your life Explores the newest prospecting and qualification strategies If you're brand new to the sales scene or a seasoned salesperson looking to win more clients and close more sales, Selling For Dummies sets you up for success.
Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow – without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies «This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike.» —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping
Wine basics in a day? Easy. Wine can be an intimidating topic, but doesn't have to be—and this handy little guide gives you just what you need to buy and serve wine with confidence. Buying & Serving Wine In A Day For Dummies covers everything from navigating wine shops, lists, and varietals to opening and serving wine properly. Plus, you'll get tips and advice for storing both unopened and leftover wine. Navigating wine shops and restaurant wine lists How to open a bottle, choose a glass, and serve the wine Serving temperatures for wine, and guidelines for storing leftover wine Understanding more about wine from its label Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!