O'Reilly logo

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Home by Peter Richmond

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2
Getting Started
In This Chapter
• Determining your wants and your needs in a home
• Identifying the different types of homes
• Figuring out how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need
• Looking at the land
• Checking out the neighborhood
Although it happens, most people don’t just wake up one day and say, “I think I’ll buy a new house.” The decision is usually the result of one or more changes in your life. In some cases, the catalyst may be a change in your employment situation—you accepted a new job, you were promoted and received a sizeable pay increase, you were transferred to a new city, or your apartment lease is due to expire in a few months. In other cases, the number of family members in your home is increasing or decreasing. These ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required