ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
156 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate is a work of non-fiction in the business, finance, real estate, and advice subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Thaddeus Faulknor. This concise work provides a comprehensive guide tailored to individuals aspiring to enter the real estate market but who are unsure of where or how to start. Drawing from years of experience as a realtor, vocational instructor, and mortgage broker, the author offers a wealth of knowledge to both buyers and sellers. With a deep understanding of the industry, Faulknor covers various aspects of real estate, from buying and selling properties to utilizing credit cards wisely to avoid financial pitfalls. The book not only provides practical advice on real estate transactions but also emphasizes the importance of personal empowerment and growth.

Author Thaddeus Faulknor takes readers on an educational journey that provides valuable insights into the world of real estate whilst also being a genuinely enjoyable and engaging reading experience. Faulknor's diverse expertise adds credibility to the advice shared in the book, making it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to navigate the complexities of real estate transactions, and the narration of his own experiences lets you into his world with a friendly, amusing style. The author's philosophy of empowerment and education resonates throughout the book, encouraging readers to take control of their financial future rather than feel bogged down by it every month. Overall, I would highly recommend ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate as a first-time primer for anyone wishing to engage with the real estate world for the first time.

Pikasho Deka

It's undeniable that inflation and the rising costs in the housing market have made buying or selling a home a major, potentially life-altering decision in people's lives. Thaddeus Faulknor draws upon his years of experience as a realtor in this all-in-one guidebook to help you buy, sell, or invest in real estate. In ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate, Faulknor takes readers through a step-by-step process to help you find your first home, starting with how to choose a home that's compatible with your needs and income, hiring a realtor to guide you through every step of the way, and applying for a mortgage, complemented by some insightful house hunting tips. The book also shows you how to make an offer, handle mortgage payments, set a price on the house you want to sell, and much more.

As the cost of living increases and housing prices continue to go up, books like ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate have become increasingly relevant in the current economy. With meticulous attention to detail, Thaddeus Faulknor provides you with the required information and knowledge to help you find your dream house, invest wisely in the real estate market, and, if you want, sell your house at the right price. This book is a must-read for anyone who is about to delve into the real estate market. Faulknor presents the content in an accessible writing style to ensure everyone grasps the discussed material within the pages. All in all, I found the book to be very informative and educational. Highly recommended.

Joe Wisinski

ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate by Thaddeus Faulknor is a handbook for home buyers and sellers. It’s for those buying their first home and experienced buyers or sellers. The Table of Contents includes “Buying your First Home,” “What Price Home Can I Afford,” “Things You Should Look For When Buying A Home,” “Home Owners Tips,” “Something That Will Make Your Home Sell,” “How Do I Price My House?” and many more. The author is an experienced real estate agent who has incorporated many true stories about real estate transactions into his book. The book could be thought of as being written in sections rather than consecutive chapters, meaning that readers can look at the material that’s most relevant to them. There is also an amortization section that shows what monthly payments buyers can expect based on the amount they borrow and the interest rate.

ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate is full of excellent advice for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Author Thaddeus Faulknor’s real estate agent experience and sage advice leap off every page. Faulknor clearly has a passion for real estate and knows the value to be had in purchasing a home and the vital information needed when it’s time to sell. But Faulknor never lets his enthusiasm for real estate get in the way of practical realities; he also alerts his readers to many potential pitfalls. Following the author’s advice will help his readers avoid mistakes that could cost many thousands of dollars. Readers can especially profit from the many true anecdotes that Faulknor relates because they illustrate real situations that can happen and that could cause problems in a real estate transaction. Before anyone buys or sells real estate, I recommend reading this book. Readers will get important insights that will save them money and help make the complicated process of buying or selling go as smoothly as possible.

Diana Lopez

Buying a home is part of the American dream, but the process can seem complicated for the inexperienced. So you need to know crucial aspects such as choosing the right location and understanding how a mortgage works. If you want to sell, you also need to know the basics of identifying the right buyer. Thaddeus Faulknor has been interested in real estate since he was young and is passionate about this market. Therefore, he has created the ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate. He talks about the benefits of having a real estate agent and the criteria the bank considers before granting a loan. He also explains aspects of how to increase the value of a property. So, thanks to this handbook, you can learn how to negotiate fairly.

A house represents stability and hope for the future, so, understandably, one feels overwhelmed with many aspects to consider. For this reason, Thaddeus Faulknor gives explanations to help you get organized and know what to look for. I liked the simplicity of his ideas because you don't need prior knowledge to understand them. That gives you the confidence to make a good deal. I particularly liked the topic of mortgages because it is explained with practical examples. Thaddeus Faulknor also emphasizes the importance of choosing the right time to find the right house. In addition, he strikes a good balance between buying and selling information, addressing the elements that determine the value of a property and strategies to make it attractive in the market. For all these reasons, ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate is an ideal handbook for buyers, sellers, and investors alike.

Edith Wairimu

In his accessible real estate guide, ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate, Thaddeus Faulknor explains the intricacies of the real estate industry, offering practical tips to investors, sellers, tenants, and buyers. Drawing from his experience, he delves into what buying a home entails and provides relevant information for those new to the industry and those with some experience. He explains what to look out for when viewing a home and what to consider when deciding which house to purchase. He discusses the value of finding a good realtor and the purpose of an attorney. Faulknor explains the types of homes a buyer can consider buying and how to purchase a home with little or no money. He examines different aspects regarding buying or selling real estate, offering insightful advice about each step in the process.

I loved that the book is written in a conversational style with minimal jargon, which makes it an easy read for anyone. Fundamental concepts are explained in depth, and no process in selling or buying real estate is overlooked. I appreciated that the chapters were brief and to the point. I found the book’s discussions eye-opening and learned new information regarding the topic. Though it focuses on the American real estate industry, much of the information offered can be applied to other real estate industries as well. The content offered is also encouraging as it includes ways of taking steps to own real estate and inspires readers to become self-sufficient and pursue their goal of owning a home. ABC Book of Buying and Selling Real Estate by Thaddeus Faulknor offers valuable advice for home buyers and sellers. Readers will appreciate its approachable chapters and enlightening discussions.