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How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too) [Kindle Edition]

Phil Spencer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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"Phil Spencer is a genuine property expert. You can trust his advice" (Anne Cuthbertson The Sunday Telegraph)

"Property guru" (Telegraph)

Book Description

Phil Spencer, property expert and co-presenter of hit series Location, Location, Location, provides everything you need to know to help you buy (and sell) your first home

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 619 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409033457
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (5 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZEN1GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very practical advice. 30 Aug 2011
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Really nice light hearted take on an exciting and big step in life. Just succesfully bought my first house while reading this and sure that it saved me quite a chunk of money. Somehow really informative yet still a page turner. Phil Spencer has a great way of explaining things.
It certainly isn't high tech, which makes it accessible but for younger first time buyers I expect they will make more use of technology than suggested in the book. They are also likely to be more interested in the sustainability side.
To be fair, this book is just an introduction and perhaps those elements are slighly more specialist. I'm now looking forward to his other book on adding value to your home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fair enough 6 Sep 2013
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Quite a useful introduction to house buying although practical use is limited. Phil gives some pretty obvious tips (get the best house you can buy for your money - thanks Phil) and some odd ones (find out how far the property is from the nearest bridge? - presumably this is for Londoners and/or bungees jumpers but not very relevant to me in the industrial north east).

But I enjoyed reading it and the nearest bridge to my new home is 0.46 miles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars get it 1 Feb 2014
By DAMIAN
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Good read, flows nicely and very inspiring throws away any misconceptions you have.
moneysavingexpert mortgage guide is more up to date for 2014 and free. Its more hard edge and sensible about financial abilities.
I recommend reading both cover to cover thrice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gift. 4 Mar 2014
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Bought this as a Christmas gift for my future son in law. I hope it will come in handy very soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Starter Guide 15 Jan 2014
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Excellent starter point for anyone willing to get on the property ladder.
Would recommend it as a guide.
Good delivery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide 20 Nov 2013
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This book has given me such valuable information that has really helped me buy my first home. I would say use this in conjunction with internet research, don't rely on it completely. Gave me a good idea of the process, I was completely in the dark when I started.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Broad and helpful but lacks detail 18 Jun 2012
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Phil Spencer bring his understanding of propertye search to bare on the problems of the first time buyer. This book is a helpful introduction to purchasing a property and provides a number of helpful items; questions to ask, broad descriptions and additional resources. A critical stance on the book could focus on its oversimplistic and repetitive style, yet this works for the first time buyer who really is lost and sea and the reader who only wants to dip in and out of chapters. This is not a detailed guide to understanding the complicated workings of the housing market, nor legal complexity of purchasing a property, but it is an introduction to both, and should give the average reader a solid enough basis to both work with professionals involved in housing and challenge them to provide a competenet service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this Book if your a 1st time buyer 24 July 2011
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This book is both informative and reader friendly. Lots of case scenarios to help clarify what Phil is saying. Loads of contacts for research.
I have always liked Phil on the TV and his way of dealing in properties and this definitely comes through in the book.

Its a simple step by step guide and is so worth buying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good book for beginers looking to buy
Published 2 months ago by RJ MCKELVEY
3.0 out of 5 stars THE MAIN ADVICE IS LIVE WHERE U CAN AFFORD.AND WHERE U ARE SUITED
MOST PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE IN LONDON BUT IN REALITY UNLESS U ARE WEALTHY OR MEET THE CRITERIA FOR SOCIAL HOUSING IT IS FAIR TO SAY U NEVER WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD ANYTHING IN CENTRAL... Read more
Published 5 months ago by CENTRAL LONDON MAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book has been really helpful for my purchase,
Published 5 months ago by brayan
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly outdated
The housing market and legislation has moved on since this was published (e.g. It tells you that first time buyers don't need to pay stamp duty on properties under 250k but this... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gr Parnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Self explanatory - easy to understand - full of information
I highly recommend this book to all first time buyers. It really explains well every step of the buying process plus also explains the different jargon used across state agents,... Read more
Published 13 months ago by angelarobledo
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Bought this for my son and it has been invaluable. Great tips for getting a good deal. I highly recommend it.
Published 13 months ago by lizzie24
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, Well done Phill!
I like me you are a first time buyer and know little to nothing about buying property, mortgages and the housing market then this book really helps you to understand what's going... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mal
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, clear advice - It will save you money
If you are buying a house for the first time there are so many traps. Estate Agents are generally highly savvy, and are in the game of extracting the most amount of money from you... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Michael Vessey
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