How to avoid buying a “lemon” house

(7 steps to discovering the truth behind your dream home –
before you buy it)

Find out the truth about your dream home – before you buy it

Are you worried about the hidden things that people don’t tell you about because they want to sell the house?

Homebuyers want to know about the kinds of things they need to be careful of, such as the home inspection, or the title of the house; these are examples of the hidden things that normally people don’t talk about because they want to sell the house.

As a homebuyer, you’re interested in learning about the information that tends to hide and how to pull it out. And then when all the “dirty stuff” comes out then the rest is easier.

The “Dirty Stuff” is, for example: what would happen if the inspection doesn’t expose everything, or how do you know that the paperwork for the house is in order?

What you don’t know could cost you dearly
If you don’t know what’s hidden, what if the house needs a repair in 5 years or in 2 years, what if it needs something fixed that it’s going to cost a lot of money?

Avoid hidden issues
Discover important
hidden issues

What happens when you don’t know if a problem with the house is supposed to show up in the home inspection report, or if the sellers are obligated to report it, or if you need to pay for it yourself anyway? Those hidden things turn into hidden expenses.

And there could be hidden expenses everywhere – not only in the house itself, but also with the title, and the loan, and all the fees that you are supposed to pay when you buy a house.

Then, to try to avoid not knowing what hidden expenses you might be missing, you try to find answers from a trusted source. You try to find the truth.

You feel that it’s very important that you learn the truth
You feel that it’s important that things are clear, especially when buying a house, because the cost of making a mistake is high. So it’s better to find the things that are hidden before they become expensive mistakes – and that can only be done by learning about the process, about what kinds of things are important, and what kinds of things you need to be careful of.

Buying a house without knowing much about it could be expensive
Buying a house and not knowing anything about it is like buying a car without knowing anything about it: in either case, you want to know enough so you don’t get stuck with a lemon.

Nobody wants to be stuck with a lemon!
Wouldn’t it be great to know how to discover the hidden things about the house that you want to buy – and make sure it’s not a lemon?

The 7 Steps to Finding the Truth About Buying a Home

The 7 Steps to Finding the Truth About Buying a Home
The 7 Steps to
Finding the Truth
About Buying a Home

Knowing about all the hidden things would make you feel less vulnerable to making expensive mistakes. Instead, you could feel confident and excited about the prospect of buying a new house.

In a perfect world, you’d be able to know how to find out about all the hidden things that have to do with buying a house, for example:

  • The top 3 mistakes homebuyers make when applying for a loan
  • How to avoid the top 5 mistakes of selecting a house
  • 5 Sneaky Closing Costs (and how to avoid them)
  • 25 Ways to make the most of a Home Inspection
  • 7 easy ways to decode seller disclosures
  • How to find the truth about the HUD-1 form – before settlement day

In The 7 Steps to Finding the Truth About Buying A Home,
you’ll also learn:

How a 5-minute overview of the buying process can give you the knowledge you need to get started
Many homebuyers feel overwhelmed with too many details and steps up front. To help ease the overwhelm, a quick overview of the buying process – right at the beginning of your journey- will give you just enough detail to give you an idea of what the process is all about, and make you feel comfortable enough to get your started.

Choose your buying team wisely
Choose your buying team wisely

How to avoid the top 7 mistakes when selecting the professionals who support your transaction
During a real estate transaction, there are several professionals who will be involved in the transaction on your behalf (as a buyer): the lender and the buyer agent, among others. It’s important to avoid making some serious mistakes while hiring your team; having the wrong team could put buying your dream home in jeopardy. Luckily, it’s easy to find out the top 7 mistakes that buyers make and how to avoid them.

Why not having a good buyer agent can cost you up to 20% of the home price
Many home buyers don’t know that a buyer agent can be their best ally; a buyer agent not only helps buyers find the right house. A buyer agent can also help you offer the right amount for a home, negotiate the best possible terms, and protect you from losing your deposit.

How to avoid loan rejection with the 1-2-3 Finances Ready Program
Some homebuyers go out shopping for homes, fall in love with one, and then find out that they are not ready to buy because they can’t get a loan yet. As a buyer, it’s very important for you to understand about all of the financial pieces that need to be in place in order to get a loan approval for buying a home – and avoid disappointment.

What you need to know to avoid $20,000 problems in your transaction
Once you start your home-buying experience, you’ll encounter new concepts and you’ll have questions about the process. It is then that you’ll also find potential pitfalls – so you’ll want to have detailed explanations to clarify these new concepts, to answer your questions, and to help you avoid any unpleasant experiences that may hinder your transaction’s success (and cost you serious money).

But learning doesn’t have to be boring…

“The 7 Steps to Finding the Truth About Buying a Home” has:

Cartoons, Checklists, etc.
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  1. Is Easy to read
  2. There are cartoons ON every page
  3. Is Well organized
  4. Has checklists
  5. The information is presented as needed
Plus, while you are having fun looking at the cartoons, you can find out:

  • How to finally understand which loan is the best one for you – in 2 easy steps.
  • Why a smart offer protects you from losing your $5,000 deposit
  • How to make sure you don’t default and put your $5,000 deposit at peril
  • Two ways to protect yourself against title defects that could cost you your home
  • How to make sense of the 63 lines of closing costs in the HUD-1 closing form (and avoid paying too much)

Real people share their experience

I already know enough about buying a house – after all, I’ve done it before
Having bought one house (or even 10) gives you a great advantage – now you know what to expect. But unless you buy and sell homes for a living, it would be difficult to collect all the knowledge that this book can offer you in just under 149 pages.

Chantilly VA Military Mom
“Before reading this book, I didn’t think that I would find new information that would apply to my specific situation
The first piece of information that caught my eye was how to prepare my finances to get the best loan. That, right there saved me several thousand dollars,and it felt great!”
— Wonder Woman, Chantilly, VA; Military Mom

Do I really have to learn all of this just to buy a house?
Of course not… some people buy a house and remain blissfully unaware of what could have gone wrong but didn’t… which is great in their case. But what about those extra fees that they could have saved? And what about the people who do end up finding trouble in their way and wish they’d known better?
For some people, it’s worth getting themselves educated in order to save several thousand dollars on an important transaction such as the one for buying a home.

“I quickly learned how to prevent potential issues that I wasn’t aware of…
Before reading this book, I didn’t think that I would find new information that would apply to my specific situation.
However, I quickly realized that there were many useful pointers and I learned how to prevent potential issues that I wasn’t aware of. The first piece of information that caught my eye was how to prepare my finances to get the best loan. That, right there saved me several thousand dollars over the life of the loan. Actually, one of my biggest fears for buying a house was to get a bad loan and have to pay for it dearly for a long time. And it was such a relief to feel in control and being able to choose the right loan for my situation. It felt great!”
– Happy Client, Anywhere, USA

Can I trust a book that has been written by a real estate agent?
Every book and author has its place. Would you rather buy a cooking book from an amateur cook or from an accomplished chef? Or would the cooking book be better if it were written by a food critic? The answer is: it depends. Each of these books have a different point of view, and there are good things to learn from each of them.In a similar way, a book about real estate written by a real estate agent has a specific angle with very good and valuable information – it’s like buying a cooking book from a professional chef.

Learning Client, Anywhere, USA
“I would have been a fool to try to learn all this on my own…
At first, I was reluctant to trust this book, but after I read through it, I realized that I would have been a fool to try to learn all this on my own. It would have taken so much time and effort and I would have not known half the stuff anyway. Instead, now I feel confident and relaxed that I know the most important aspects of buying a home and I didn’t have to spend my weekends fretting about whether I was making the right decisions or not.”
– Learning Client, Somewhere, USA

What if…
“What if this book is too bland, without data? What if it’s too wordy, full of marketing material? If it doesn’t help me learn anything then I’d feel worse after reading it.”

The No Fluff Guarantee

If it's not clear, call us
If it’s not clear,
call us

We have worked hard to make this book as informative as possible. We have included lots of detailed examples and tips to help you learn the concepts. However, if you feel that there is a part where you didn’t understand, or that you didn’t get enough information, then you can make use of The No Fluff Guarantee.

With the No Fluff Guarantee, you can email, call, Facebook, Tweet, or get in touch with us with your specific question and we guarantee to promptly reply to your request with more detailed information, or another example, or anything you need to make sure that the concept is clear.

Discover the hidden motivation of the agents involved in the purchase of your home

Discover the hidden motivation
Discover the hidden motivation

When you are buying a home, even when you know the process inside and out, you always wonder about the agents’ motivations.

The listing agent obviously wants to sell the house, but why does she want you to buy it? And what about the motivation of your own buyer agent? Are his/her interests always aligned with yours?

This book will help you discover the different motivations that the agents involved in your home purchase might have. And as they say: “Knowing is half the battle”.

Frequently Asked Questions

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BONUS: Discover the 9 basic concepts about loans

Get the right loan
Get the right loan –
the first time

Most home buyers get a loan to buy a house, and consider that getting a loan is one the most important aspects of buying a home. Unfortunately, most buyers are forced to make rushed decisions on the best loan for their situation with only a partial understanding of how the loans work; many buyers rely on their intuition to see them through this decision but would feel safer if they were making a decision based on facts.

By understanding the 9 basic concepts about loans, you will be much better prepared to make a decision about your loan. You won’t have to worry any more about understanding how an amortization schedule works, or how the interest rate affects both your current and future finances. Once you understand these basic concepts, choosing the right loan will be a breeze.

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P.S. When you are buying a house, you are excited and happy. Why spoil that feeling with worries about the hidden things that could cause you serious pain in the future? Wouldn’t you be much happier knowing how to protect yourself from making expensive mistakes?
Don’t wait – the sooner you start learning, the better prepared you’ll be to discover any potential issues… and you can go back to enjoying your home-buying experience.

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