I know I'd like to buy my first house in the next five years. Help me learn as much as possible before I get to the point where I'm ready to do it!
I'll keep this short and sweet: Please recommend books to help me learn everything I need to know about buying a house--by the time I am in a place where i can actually do it, I'd like to already be an expert (because at this point, I don't think it's possible to know any LESS than I currently know!). I've already checked this out
, but I'd like some expert perspective in addition to opinions. I'm thinking something along the lines of "Home Buying for Dummies", but there's gotta be something out there better than that (but if that's worth reading, let me know!) Books are preferred, but if there are some legit web resources I'll take those too. Here are the circumstances, in case you want to get specific with suggestions:
- Late 20's
- In a long-term relationship heading towards marriage
- In Sacramento, CA and would like to stay in the area
- Both parties have secure employment, one has about 10k in an IRA and the other could save up that much in the next 5 years if need be
Can't think of any other details to add right now, but just ask if ya need to. :) Thanks in advance all....