5 Must-Read Books for First-Time Homebuyers

The internet is obviously a brilliant resource when it comes to buying your first home, but you can't go wrong with going back to basics with a good book.

The books we've listed below are written by experts in the field, experienced realtors, brokers, and specialists who have been on both sides of real estate deals. As you embark on one of the biggest decisions and milestones of your life - check out the books below to aid you in your decision.

Here are five must-read books for first-time homebuyers in 2020...

1. The Super Simple Home Buyer's Handbook

By Timothy L Carver and Clint T Carver

Many books on homeownership can be suuuuper long and when you're hunting for your first home, you may not have all the time in the world. The authors of this book condensed and simplified things, packing all their best tips and most helpful resources into this short but sweet book. It's a straightforward and easy read in less than 60 pages.

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2. Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

By Ilona Bray J.D

Nolo's Essential Guide holds all the answers to questions you may not have even thought of yet. Including researching local markets and listings, creating a budget, qualifying for loans, negotiating and closing deals successfully, and much more.

This book is made up of insights from 15 different real estate professionals. Brokers, attorneys, mortgage specialists, a home inspector, a neighborhood researcher, and more - so you’re really getting the full scope. It also includes real-life stories from over 20 first-time homebuyers.

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3. 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

By Ilyce R. Glink

We don’t normally recommend judging a book by its cover, but this one does exactly what it says on the front - it holds the answers to 100 questions you should be asking as a first-time buyer.

This book claims to be “a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams” with the help of advice from top brokers around the country and the author’s own expertise as one of the most trusted names in real estate.

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5 Must-Read Books for First-Time Homebuyers

4. The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

By Gary W. Eldred

This book basically contains everything first-time buyers need to know. From the most common mistakes and negotiating with sellers to shopping around for the best mortgage and handling closing.

Compiled from the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make so you don't make the same.

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5. No Nonsense Real Estate: What Everyone Should Know Before Buying or Selling a Home

By Alex Goldstein

Last but not least on our list of the five best books for first-time homebuyers, we have No Nonsense Real Estate by best-selling author, realtor, and investor Alex Goldstein.

As someone who has been on both sides of a real estate transaction, Alex guides readers on what strategies and techniques will lead to a successful deal, and which ones should be avoided at all costs. A must-read.

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