Posted by Soapymac on October 28, 1998 at 08:48:02:
I am going to tell you a western and a fairy tale…all at once. Your e-mail address doesn’t tell me where you are in this US of A, so…
- As to acquiring the knowledge just for your own home, you may want to check with your local county extension service or a local housing council. Find out if they have classes to educate yourself seeing as you may qualify for first time home buyers programs.
No, that’s not very creative BUT for the cost of a credit report on you, you can receive a great deal of knowledge about what government assisted homebuyer programs are available to you. You’ll meet with an attorney, a real estate broker, and a financial counselor of some sort that will give you the basics. Hint: if you find a home that qualifies for an FHA loan, having this class behind you will speed up the paperwork.
Go to the library. Look for books that will explain the home buying process. Invest some time in reading. There may also be some books on creative real estate investing there, too. Price is right, anyway.
Go to a major bookstore. Do the same thing as you did in the library. Maybe you will want to buy a book or two. BEFORE YOU DO, check back with us here. There are enough people on this board to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.
One book you SHOULD buy is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. The best money you will ever spend on yourself.
- When the questions come up…and they will…post it. Someone will answer it. That’s why we’re here.