by David Weekley Homes
One of the most rewarding and self-fulfilling experiences anyone can undertake is buying a home. It also can be one of the most complex and frustrating.
Getting started is half the battle - from the beginning of the home buying process, questions, concerns and uncertainty abound. How much home can I afford? Should I consider building a home or buying a resale? How do I qualify for a mortgage loan and will I be approved?
"How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered" ($24.95 Worthing Brighton Press) answers these questions and many more, offering advice and helpful tips to consumers considering the purchase of a home.
This self-help book is written in a clear and easily readable format and covers a variety of topics, ranging from neighborhood and home selection, financing, design secrets to hidden costs of which buyers need to make themselves aware.
Since buying a home represents one of the largest investments most people will ever make, David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes, one of the nation's leading Home Builders, authored "How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered" to guide consumers throughout the process.
The book contains several brief anecdotal stories from Weekley's 25 years in the home building business, including his own personal experience of sleepless nights prior to closing on his first home and then losing his job 60 days after moving in.
"How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered" also assists consumers, whether first time or experienced home buyers, in determining whether to buy resale versus a new home, addressing construction expectations and dealing with warranties.
Addressing consumers' need for a book that breaks through the industry jargon, "How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered" is written in a casual style and relates to consumers on a personal level, providing a section for readers to take notes, as well as a neighborhood rating worksheet and house hunting wish list.
The 241-page book also includes a section on the ten biggest mistakes in home buying, ranging from not doing your homework to failing to check out a builder's reputation.
After reaching significant milestones in the home building industry, including selling more than 30,000 homes and being named to Forbes' list of the "500 Biggest Private Companies" and Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," Weekley decided to share his industry experiences, both good and bad, to shed light on what can be a very complex process.
"Buying a home represents one of the largest investments an individual or family can ever make," commented Weekley. "It also can characterize one of the most trying and stressful life experiences people will undertake. With my years of home building knowledge, I wanted to simplify this process and provide a useable book that educates consumers in terms they can understand."
"How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered" currently is available on Amazon.com.
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