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Home Buying Guide

Finding It
It’s not easy finding the right home with so many factors in your decision, including how much you can afford, what your priorities are, and where you’ll be in 5 to 7 years. In this section, you’ll find articles to help you evaluate homes and neighborhoods, hire the right agent, and develop the vision you need to make the best decision.

Buying It
Now that you’ve chosen the right home, how do you make it yours? With the right information on negotiating the deal, closing it and financing it you can be sure to have the winning offer.

Making It Right
Just because a home is right for you doesn’t make it perfect. There are time-tested ways to build in value while creating the home of your dreams. In this section you’ll find information to help you figure out what kinds of renovation projects you should tackle, how much they should cost, and how to choose the contractors who can get the job done right.

Take It And Run
These days, it’s not enough to jump into the deep end and hope to learn about the process of home buying as you go along. We’ve put together tools, resources, summaries and checklists that will help smooth out the bumps in your home buying, financing and renovation experience.

Ilyce's Corner
Like a knowledgeable, experienced friend who has your best interests at heart, Ilyce will share insightful suggestions and practical tips for finding or making a home that's right for you. Ilyce Glink is a syndicated columnist and radio talk-show host, as well as the best-selling author of 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, 10 Steps to Home Ownership: A Workbook for First-Time Buyers and 100 Questions You Should Ask About Your Personal Finances.

Deciding What You Want

House-Hunting

The Perfect Home


BUYING IT

Making the Deal

Closing the Deal

Borrowing Money

MAKING IT RIGHT

Contractors

Planning and Budgeting

Home Improvement Basics


TAKE IT AND RUN

Legal

Financial

GETTING ORGANIZED

ILYCE'S CORNER

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