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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin......
The first two chapters seemed a bit repetitive, but after that it settled down into an easy read on all aspects. Very easy going, sections are good for skipping the bits not relevant to you (e.g there are two chapters on differences in buying/selling in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK, you can just skip if not relevant).

If you've moved 20 times before...
Published on 3 Feb. 2008 by Drew from Dorset

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could do better
This book is written in the first person which is actually quite grating. The format is as expected - in the usual computer manual style. Ultimately, I found it very prosaic - there is so much potential in a book with this title. For example, the role and growth of online property portals is only briefly touched on, and the section on selling privately is weak.
Published on 8 Nov. 2004 by A. S. Walker


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin......, 3 Feb. 2008
The first two chapters seemed a bit repetitive, but after that it settled down into an easy read on all aspects. Very easy going, sections are good for skipping the bits not relevant to you (e.g there are two chapters on differences in buying/selling in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK, you can just skip if not relevant).

If you've moved 20 times before then there's probably not much here for you, but if you're not familiar with the process or terminology of moving, then this book gives a good explanation.

This book is not - and does not claim to be - an indepth detail of every single aspect of house buying, but it is a good overview with sufficient detail to help you get going with the process. It also makes good use of links to other sources of information, e.g. regulating bodies for estate agents.

One final thing to consider: buying a house is an expensive process. One mistake could easily cost you a few thousand (or even getting gazumped - through no fault of your own - could cost you a few hundred). If just one of the tips in the approx. 350 pages of this book help prevent you from wasting money, then it will of paid for itself.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly useful and covers everything, 8 July 2005
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I found this book incredibly useful. It really does cover everything that you should think about when buying and selling your home and does so in a really clear way. It makes you think about what you really want in a new house, gives good tips on dealing with Estate Agents (I needed all the help I could get with that one!), takes you through the buying and selling process step by step and even advises you on deciding when is the right time to see your home. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and essential, 20 April 2010
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Great reference book for buying and selling property. Some sections you don't need to read, depending on individual circumstances, and some advice is probably common sense, but great for getting an overall understanding of buying and selling.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could do better, 8 Nov. 2004
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This book is written in the first person which is actually quite grating. The format is as expected - in the usual computer manual style. Ultimately, I found it very prosaic - there is so much potential in a book with this title. For example, the role and growth of online property portals is only briefly touched on, and the section on selling privately is weak.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, but minor updating required, 30 Jan. 2013
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This book does what it says on the 'tin', i.e. the cover page, and is a great introduction to what you will take on when buying or selling your property. I can only recommend it. My only minor concern is that some of the information about mortgage products was not correct, but then things are changing rapidly at the moment so do not let this put you off. The book is helpful and useful. It provides an overview and ensures that you will have realistic expectations about what to expect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Dummies...really, 8 Oct. 2009
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Very good and simple guide which helped this dummy to navigate the process of buying a house. Simple to dip in and out off for the relevant information pertinant to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 22 Sept. 2010
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Overall quite helpful but reads as if it hasnt really taken account of current economic conditions despite being recent edition could do with updating to take account of different climate as house prices no longer going up and more likely to go down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Author issues, 7 May 2013
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P. J. Crowther "Peter 92" (Wolverhampton, England) - See all my reviews
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Overall the book is very informative and a good starting guide. However, the author only draws on examples of London properties and is keen to discuss the negatives to particular types of homes which may possibly sway readers against their own choices. With that said I would definitely recommend for first time buyers as a companion to maneuver their way through the property market.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpfull., 12 Aug. 2013
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The book was as described and arrived earlier than expected. This should be very useful before moving house, especially as it is a good many years since my last move and I am sure there have been changes in the process.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First time buyer, 19 May 2015
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With easy to read, clear information this book helped me with a lot of questions about buying my first property. Definitely worth a read if you are a little clueless in the sea of property buying!
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