A MUST for anyone thinking of buying a home. Lerner is an expert and experienced realtor who shares her vast knowledge of the pitfalls and joys of selecting a home to lease or purchase, and how to decide which one to do. She explains thoroughly and in easy to understand language how to secure financing, find a good agent or realtor, what to consider when selecting the neighborhood in which to prospect, and insights into the leagalities, taxes, insurance, closing issues, contracts, inspections, etc. Her very sage advice is to get EVERYTHING in writing. This is a great handbook for anyone seeking a new home and for realtors to use with their clients.
-- Bonnie Neely, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer, October 2009
HOMEBUYING provides solid advice for anyone contemplating buying a home, particularly first-time homebuyers. Michele Lerner's years of accumulated real estate expertise comes through in this practical, step-by-step guide.
-- Ray Chappell, Regional Vice President, Weichert Realtors
Michele Lerner has gathered the advice of financial and real estate experts from around the country into a simple, yet comprehensive guide which is valuable to anyone buying a home.
-- Jason Klein, President, City Line Mortgage
Michele Lerner's real estate expertise helped us make the right decision when we bought out first home. This book provides real-world advice for any potential buyer.
-- Benjamin Whelan-Morin and Kelly Campbell-Morin
“Buying a place you're going to call a home is no fleeting decision. "Homebuying: Tough Times, First Time, Any Time" is a homebuyer's guide who want to make their multi-thousand dollar investment one that is wise and won't come back to bite them in the behind. Buying and renting, real estate agents, good neighborhoods, the slew of legal nonsense that could fill a book itself, Michael Lerner seeks to educate readers on it all. "Homebuying" is a must read before one makes that serious purchase.”
-- Internet Bookwatch