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Rent vs. own

a real estate reality check for navigating booms, busts, and bad advice

Published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Apartment therapy: what's a person like me doing in a real estate market like this?
The United States of homeownership
Talk is cheap, housing is expensive
What kind of investment is a home?
The S-word: sustainable housing
Who is the real real estate consumer?
Confronting your credit history
Deposits and down payments
Monthly payments: rent check versus mortgage payment
How mortgages work
What does an agent do?
Researching properties
Cutting a deal
Distressed properties: damaged goods
or good deals?
Controlling your space
Nest in peace
Preserving property value in a dynamic market
Exiting gracefully
Life change: the rent/own lifecycle
The future: where do we go from here?

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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HD7287.8 .H62 2012

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p. cm.

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