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Description - Buying Property for Dummies, Second Australian Edition by Karin Derkley

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

Buy Buying Property for Dummies, Second Australian Edition by Karin Derkley from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780730375562
ISBN-10: 0730375560
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: For Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Karin Derkley

Karin Derkley is the former deputy editor of Personal Investor magazine, and continues to write for The Age and AFR Smart Investor magazine. She has also lived through the pleasures and pitfalls of purchasing and renovating her own home.

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