Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway, or Retirement

By Craig Venezia

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The seven rules of buying a second home -- What a second home really costs -- Crunching the numbers : how much second home can you afford? -- Raising the cash you'll need up front -- How experts can save you time and money -- Narrowing your search : what and where to buy -- Picking the right house -- Fixer-uppers : finding the gems and avoiding the junk -- Buying straight from the seller : FSBOs -- How family and friends can help (and why they'll even want to) -- Finding your way through the mortgage maze -- You don't have to go it alone : buying with others -- Being a landlord : what you need to know -- Tax-saving strategies.

Includes accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 98; 2000; Me; XP; Macintosh

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