I was thrilled last night to receive this review of my book from Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant of Literary Wonders! on The Author’s Hideaway.
If you haven’t yet read my book on buying a home, I hope you will. And, when you do, please let me know what you thought and how it helped you.
Monday, January 9, 2012
REVIEW – The Essential Handbook for Buying a Home by Karen Rittenhouse
The Essential Handbook for Buying a Home by Karen Rittenhouse is a great tool for first-time homebuyers, those who have previously owned a home and those who currently own a home.
In the current down turn in the housing market, homeowners and potential homeowners need to be armed with as much information as possible to help them decide if owning a home is really for them and if now is the time to own one.
Rittenhouse’s book includes information that most real estate agents and lenders won’t necessarily tell you. For instance, there are opportunities available that will allow a buyer to lease a home before they buy, but many potential buyers may not get this information unless they know to ask.
The Essential Handbook for Buying a Home will arm its readers with valuable information such as the differences between pre-qualification and pre-approval, things that will hurt a potential buyer’s chance of getting a mortgage, the importance of credit, and buying options such as short sales, foreclosures and REOs.
This book is chock full of information that is imperative to a potential buyers ability to obtain and maintain a mortgage. I wish this book were around when I bought my first house.
Kudos to Karen for putting what can be a grueling and complicated process, in simple, laymen terms.