Free EBook - The Real Estate Answer Book For Buyers

The Real Estate Answer Book

For Buyers


A collection of how-tos, checklists, and worksheets to help you understand what to expect during the real estate buying experience.




A practical guide for anyone thinking about buying a home.


Table of Contents


The Basics     

What To Know 7 Reasons To Own A Home … page 3

What To Know 7 Reasons To Work With A Realtor® … page 4

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Realtor® … page 5

Vocabulary Agency & Agency Relationships … page 6

How To Prepare For House-Hunting … page 7

How To Prepare To Buy A Home … page 8

Worksheet Track Your Budget … page 9

What To Know About Credit Scores … page 10

How To Improve Your Credit … page 11

What To Know The Tax Benefits Of Owning … page 12

How To Prepare To Finance A Home … page 13

Vocabulary Loans & Lending Terms … page 14

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Lender … page 15

How To Finance A Home, Creatively … page 16


The Property    

Worksheet Define Your Dream Home  … page 17

Questions To Ask About The Neighborhood  … page 18

Questions To Ask When Considering A Condo Or Hoa  … page 19

Questions To Ask The Condo Board  … page 20

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Home Inspector  … page 21

What To Know About The Home Inspection  … page 22

What To Know About Home Hazards  … page 23

Vocabulary Green Home Terms  … page 24


The Transaction    

What To Know About The Appraisal Process  … page 25

Questions To Ask About Property Tax  … page 26

Worksheet Service Provider Contacts  … page 27

Checklist Your Mortgage Application  … page 28

Questions To Ask Before Making A Short Sale Offer  … page 29

How To Buy In A Tight Market  … page 31

What To Know About Homeowners Insurance  … page 32

How To Lower Homeowners Insurance Costs  … page 33

What To Know About Title Insurance  … page 34

Worksheet Track Closing Costs  … page 35

Vocabulary Transaction Documents  … page 36


The Move    

Checklist Your Final Walk-Through  … page 37

Checklist Prepare For Your Move  … page 38

How To Pack Like A Pro  … page 39

Checklist For The New Owners  … page 41

Contact Us


Childs Real Estate LLC
5587 Green Bay Circle
Myrtle Beach SC 29588

Click to Call or Text  843-602-7644