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

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Chapter 12
Is It Your Dream Home?
In This Chapter
• First impressions count
• What you want versus what you need
• Looking at possibilities
• Flood zones can wash away your dreams
• Getting the disclosures
If you’ve been following the guidelines in the book, you’ve been doing your homework about the real estate market you’re looking in. You’ve made a list of wants and needs, and you’ve figured out your budget. You’ve researched and found a real estate agent and a mortgage broker, who has preapproved or prequalified you. You’ve searched the Internet and looked for homes for sale, and your agent has taken you to see several that have attracted your attention. You might have even attended some open houses and found a home that you think is “the one.” ...

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