Clicks & Mortar

A Real Estate Blog - Est. 2009

Summer Reading (for 1st Time Home Buyers)

With the new trend of delivered groceries and basic daily necessities, it seems like nobody has time to run to Publix to pick up some milk, let alone, time to sit down and read. However, if buying a house is anywhere on the horizon for you, please do yourself a favor, take the trip to Barnes and Noble, pick up one (or all) of these essentials for first time home buyers, and tell your kids it’s summer reading for grown ups.

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100 Questions Every First Time Home Buyer Should Ask→ written by Ilyce R. Glink, this page turner is crucial for those who want to land their dream home the first time around. The expert herself gives a thorough background on the housing boom, the history of mortgage lending, the evolving habits of first time home buyers, and inexpensive ways to test for environmental hazards (eww mold).

A Survival Guide for Buying a Home→ Sid Davis provides a step by step process for searching for and buying a new home such as hiring the best agent for you, developing relationships with lenders and bankers, looking at a community as a whole, and negotiating price points and terms. In addition, it gives you a 15 point checklist of “DON’Ts” and how to avoid them.

The 106 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make (and How to Avoid Them)→ For all you first timers out there, this book is a game changer! Sit back and enjoy Gary W. Eldred tell story after story of common mistakes made by mortgage lenders, real estate agents, builders, and you- new home buyers, as well as plenty of illustrations to make sure you don’t follow in their footsteps!

Before You Buy!: The Home Buyer’s Handbook for Today’s Market→ author of Find It, Fix It, Flip It and Mansions and Millionaires, Michael Corbett does it again! Read this essential guide and learn how to survive the current real estate market with its fluctuations- dips, flips, and rebounds to ensure that you are buying at the best time.


Finished reading? Let’s find your dream home!