My First Home

A Step-by-step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream
Author: Shashank Shekhar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542570121
Category:
Page: 220
View: 7317
First time home buying is a special occasion in everyone's life. But because of the complexities around it, most people approach it with a mix of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. This book was written with the sole purpose of making the process easier and more predictable. The book has tried to demystify the entire process by avoiding the jargon as much as possible. The book first helps you in deciding whether you are ready to buy or not and then gives a step by step instruction on what you can expect along the process should you decide to buy. The book takes it a step further and even advises you on steps you can take to remain a happy home owner. The book has been designed with a lot of thought, keeping you the reader in mind. It's broken down into 5 sections. Section 1 is titled "Getting Ready." It helps with the preliminary work you need to do to even consider home buying. Section 2 provides all the information you need to find your first home and get your offer accepted. Section 3 teaches you about different financing and down payment options. Section 4 details the loan process and the blunders to avoid. Section 5 is all about life after home ownership. From decorating ideas to how to pay off your mortgage faster, you will find invaluable tips in this section to stay a happy homeowner for years to come. Authored by Shashank Shekhar, a mortgage industry veteran and one of the top Loan Officers in the country, the tips and tricks come directly from the trenches.

    • Business & Economics

First Time Home Buying 101

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Home Buying Process
Author: Shashank Shekhar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781450540056
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 166
View: 6672
First time home buying is a special occasion in everyone's life. But because of the complexities around it, most people approach it with a mix of fear, anxiety and uncertainty. This book was written with the sole purpose of making the process easier and more predictable. The book tries to demystify the entire process by avoiding the jargon as much as possible. The book first helps you in deciding whether you are ready to buy or not and then gives a step by step instruction on what you can expect along the process should you decide to buy. The book has been authored by Shashank Shekhar who has more than 9 years of lending experience. He has earlier published the book "How to Buy your First Home in Bay Area" and is also the author of one of the country's leading mortgage blog.

    • Business & Economics

The Millennial Homeowner

A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase
Author: Lauren Bowling
Publisher: Coventry House Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 101
View: 3646
In her debut book The Millennial Homeowner, personal finance blogger Lauren Bowling provides a wealth of home buying tips and money management lessons to help millennials redefine their relationship with money. Written in Lauren’s warm, funny, and easy-to-understand voice, this book helps millennial homebuyers financially prepare for the biggest purchase of their lifetime. By breaking down complex financial concepts into clear, manageable tools, Lauren has written the ultimate resource to help millennials navigate the overwhelming process of purchasing and maintaining their first home. Inside The Millennial Homeowner you will learn: • How to financially prepare for homeownership • Practical tips to begin searching for your first home • How to determine affordability and avoid overspending • Specific items to look for during a home inspection • What to expect when you’re under contract • Creative ideas to renovate and add value to your home

    • Business & Economics

Set for Life

Planning Your Financial Future So You Can Live the Life You Choose.
Author: Scott Trench
Publisher: Biggerpockets Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780997584714
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 3888
Spend the best part of your day, during the best weeks of the year, during the best years of your life doing what YOU want. Those of us that spend very little, earn a lot, and invest the difference get to choose where we live, what (or whether) we drive, and what we do to earn a living with a far higher degree of freedom than the rest of America. Those that are highly proficient in all three areas of personal finance - saving, earning, and investing - and act accordingly gain the very real possibility of freeing themselves from the need to work for others at all very early in life. This is an incredible advantage available to few people in all of human history, and is something within the grasp of ordinary middle class Americans that believe this is a priority. By the end of this book, you will feel a new level of comfort with money and feel confident about approaching investing. You will begin investing eagerly, aggressively, and regularly, with a passionate understanding of why it is so important. If you choose to prioritize these concepts, you will have a clear path forward towards the attainment of financial freedom, enabling you to buy back the best part of your day, during the best years of life, during the best years of your life.

    • House buying

Buy Your First Home (Paperback)


Author: Regina Brown
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1625460015
Category: House buying
Page: 222
View: 873
For renters who dream of becoming home owners, this comprehensive guide shows each phase of the home buying process in a simple step-by-step manual.

    • House & Home

Dream Home

The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Author: Jonathan Scott,Drew Scott
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054471590X
Category: House & Home
Page: 304
View: 4346
. Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo’s good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want—on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won’t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.

    • Self-Help

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Mastering the Art of Oneironautics
Author: Dylan Tuccillo,Jared Zeizel,Thomas Peisel
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761178627
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 5933
Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved ones—or total strangers—out of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right now—fully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being. This is lucid dreaming—the ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, with its evocative retro illustrations, shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step one—learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams— through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished oneironaut (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor). Readers will learn about the powerful REM sleep stage—a window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as “The Finger”—during the day, try to pass your finger through your palm; then, when you actually do it successfully, you’ll know that you’re dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Zero Waste Home

The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Author: Bea Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697686
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 292
View: 6871
Part inspirational story of how the author transformed her family's life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing 1 liter per year; part practical guide that gives readers tools & tips to diminish their footprint & simplify their lives. Original.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Trail Runner's Companion

A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras
Author: Sarah Lavender Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027751
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 9170
The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point. The time is right for a book that covers everything a runner needs to safely and successfully run and race trails, from 5Ks to ultra distances. Like a trusted coach, The Trail Runner’s Companion offers an inspiring, practical, and goal-oriented approach to trail running and racing. Whether readers are looking to up their distance or tackle new terrain, they’ll find sophisticated, yet clear advice that boosts performance and enhances well-being. Along the way, they’ll learn: Trail-specific techniques and must-have gear What to eat, drink, and think—before, during, and after any trail run How to develop mental tenacity and troubleshoot challenges on longer trail adventures Colorful commentary on the characters and culture that make the sport special With an engaging, encouraging voice, including tips and anecdotes from well-known names in the sport, The Trail Runner's Companion is the ultimate guide to achieving peak performance—and happiness— out on the trails. "Sarah Lavender Smith has long been one of trail running’s finest and most insightful writers, and her first book, The Trail Runner’s Companion, ties everything together for all trail runners, from newbies to veterans and all abilities in between. She expertly and empathetically describes how one should train, eat, drink, and think while becoming a trail runner. But perhaps most importantly of all, she tells us what it means to be a trail runner—why this journey, in her words, 'all the way up to the summit and back down,' is worth the effort. If you already are a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become a better trail runner. If you aren’t yet a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become one.” - John Trent, longtime ultrarunner, race director, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run board member, and award-winning sportswriter "The Trail Runner's Companion is a must-have for all trail runners, both new and experienced. It brings a wealth of knowledge and entertaining stories to keep you engaged in the valuable content of the book. If only I had The Trail Runner's Companion to read before my first trail race, I could have avoided so many mistakes! I highly recommend it.” - Kaci Lickteig, 2016 UltraRunning Magazine UltraRunner of the Year and Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run champion

The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map

A Step-By-Step Guide to Pitching Your Way to Better Pay
Author: Gabi Logan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692670965
Category:
Page: 390
View: 4121
Are you waiting for your chance to become a travel writer? For the first time ever, a professional travel writer spills the secrets of how to be a highly-paid travel writer in a clear, step-by-step formula you can easily copy to create your own dream career. Everything you want to know about: how to earn professional writing rates right away what you really need on your website to snag assignments how much magazines really pay what editors really want-and don't want-in a pitch where to pitch (listings of more than 1500 magazines) how to get lucrative gigs writing for travel companies The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map walks aspiring travel writers and travel writers who have hit a plateau through how to maximize their online presence, land recurring revenue, power up their pitching, create custom writing gigs, and break into the big leagues.

    • Architecture

Designing Your Perfect House: Lessons from an Architect


Author: William J. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Designing Your Perfect House
ISBN: 0979882028
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
View: 4936
Freshly updated, this 2nd edition of Designing Your Perfect House has tones of priceless advice and color illustrations. It is an essential guidebook for navigating the mystifying process of house design, remodeling and building. Now its better than ever and includes a bonus lesson, Building Green, Naturally. Architect Hirsch draws on decades of experience and uses his enjoyable, easy to read writing style to convey sage advice guaranteed to help you design or remodel the perfect house for you, while controlling the process and saving money along the way.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Between the World and Me


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
View: 4905
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

    • Business & Economics

How to Become E Cabin Crew: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide to Acing the Cabin Crew Interview


Author: Caitlyn Rogers
Publisher: Aspire Enterprises
ISBN: 9781908300249
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
View: 7064
The Cabin Crew Interview Made Easy isn't so much a training program as it is an implementation program. Aspiring cabin crew candidates will learn step-by-step strategies to succeed at any cabin crew interview with ease and in the shortest time possible

    • Self-Help

Conscious Communications


Author: Mary Shores
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401952143
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 5599
Whether we realize it or not, the words we use dictate and control our lives. The persistent messages we repeat can frame our thoughts and trap us into a mind-set that is difficult to break. This mind-set often manifests itself with statements like "I can’t," "I’m not good enough," and "I’ll never find the [insert the blank] I want." Many times, we don’t stop to consider the profound impact that these negative, limiting words have on our mentality, life choices, and the path of possibility that we manifest. After gathering years of research and personal experience with how words affect individuals mentally and emotionally, business owner and communications specialist Mary Shores realized that there is a life-changing theme persistent throughout ancient traditions and spiritual foundations that is supported by scientific professionals. They all agree on one recurring truth: Words have the power to create and transform.Mary took her discoveries and created easy-to-follow, step-by-step practices that can transform each area of your life. Based on two decades of research, Mary teaches how you can create new neural pathways simply by changing your words. You can align your words, thoughts, and actions to produce the results you want. Conscious Communications can show you how!Conscious Communications is your guide to creating a life in alignment with your dreams and desires. With thoroughly tested exercises, research, advice, and personal stories, you will begin to experience the tremendous impact of words and how to utilize the right ones to unleash and unlock the power to create a new reality.

    • Business & Economics

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask

With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country
Author: Ilyce R. Glink
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307834506
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
View: 5715
From the most trusted name in real estate: the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Now revised and updated for today's marketplace. ¸ How do I know if my broker is doing a good job? (See question #18.) ¸ How should I decide how much to offer for a home? (See question #29.) ¸ How does the negotiation process work? (See question #37.) ¸ How much of a down payment will I need to buy my home? (See question #61.) ¸ What are the different types of mortgages available? (See question #75.) ¸ What if I'm rejected for my loan? (See question #86.) ¸ What exactly is the closing? And where is it held? (See question #89.) ¸ Will I need homeowner's insurance? What should it cover? (See question #93.) What's new in this edition? Internet resources for home buyers: Where to shop for a loan on the web, how to apply online for a mortgage, and how to contact the agency that regulates real estate brokers and mortgage lenders in your state Tax laws and what they mean to you: Why the Taxpayer Relief Act is a windfall for homeowners, and how you can take full advantage of it Buying new construction: How to compare developers and negotiate the best deal The competitive mortgage market: How to find a reputable lender, how to find a true zero-down loan, and what service premiums tell you about your loan

    • Foreign Language Study

Великий Гэтсби. Книга для чтения на английском языке


Author: Френсис Фицджеральд
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457911748
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
View: 7766
Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.

    • Business & Economics

Home Buying Kit For Dummies


Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119191718
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 8344
America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.

    • Drama

A Raisin in the Sun


Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679755330
Category: Drama
Page: 151
View: 6734
An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Pact

Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Lisa Frazier Page
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781573229890
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 263
View: 5189
Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.