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Personal Finance For Dummies, 9th Edition by Eric Tyson

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Chapter 14

Investing in Real Estate: Your Home and Beyond

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Choosing between buying and renting

check Determining how to finance your real-estate purchase

check Finding a great property

check Working successfully with real-estate agents

check Negotiating your best deal

check Handling money issues after you buy

Buying a home or investing in real estate can be financially and psychologically rewarding. On the other hand, owning real estate can be a real pain in the posterior, because purchasing and maintaining property can be quite costly, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. Perhaps you’re looking to escape your rented apartment and buy your first home. Or maybe you’re interested in becoming a local real-estate investing tycoon. In either case, you can learn many lessons from real-estate buyers who’ve traveled before you.

Note: Although this chapter focuses primarily on real estate in which you’re ...

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