Buying a Home on a Budget For Dummies

Buying a Home on a Budget For Dummies

by Melanie Bien (Author)


If you think that you'll never get a first foot onto the UK property ladder, think again! This readable guide shows you how to buy your first home without having to borrow more than you can afford. Clued-up first-time buyers will understand the pros and cons of a wide range of alternative routes to home ownership, from the legal intricacies of buying with friends to part-rent part-ownership schemes. It's the biggest financial decision of your life and it's tough at today's prices, but if you're prepared to compromise a little then there are plenty of options.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: UK
Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 10 Sep 2004

ISBN 10: 0764570358
ISBN 13: 9780764570353

Media Reviews
. ..easy to understand advice for first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder... (Southampton Daily Echo, 6th October 04). ..packed with invaluable tips and insider advice...empowering guide... (North East House Hunter, 15th October 04). ..First-time buyers ... can now turn to a book for help...simple yet comprehensive... (Daily Record, 13th November 2004). . ..shows you how to buy your first home, without borrowing more than you can afford... (moneywise, March 05)
Author Bio
Melanie Bien is personal finance editor of the Independent on Sunday. She also writes and edits the paper's property section. For the past seven years, she has written about property for a variety of national newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. She has also written several books and pamphlets to accompany television programmes on property makeovers and design, buying, renovating, and selling property. She is also author of Buying and Selling Property For Dummies and co-author of Renting Out Your Property For Dummies. She lives in East London with her boyfriend Andrew and their two cats, Wilma and Lulu.