SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 6, 2019 – Realtor.com announced the release of its first book, "The Essential First-Time Home Buyer's Book," ($9.99 Kindle, $14.99 paperback) a guide that "gives home shoppers tips and advice for every stage of the home-buying process."

Written by the editorial team at realtor.com, the book attempts to cover everything from the questions buyers should ask to determine if they're ready to buy a home to how to save for a downpayment. It also includes information on different architectural styles, including "the six worst homes for first-time buyers." Realtor.com says it also dispels common myths and offers a glossary of common real estate terms.

"In this book, we don't overwhelm readers with obscure terms or a slew of statistics," says Judy Dutton, realtor.com editor. "Instead, we offer actionable advice and realistic solutions that break down the complex process of first-time homebuying to help the homebuyer feel confident, ask the right questions and ultimately choose the right home for them."

The book includes sections like:

  • 5 things you should never say when buying a home
  • 5 necessary questions to ask a real estate agent
  • What to do if your appraisal came in low
  • Rundown of a home inspection checklist
  • 5 things never to say at the closing table

The book draws from articles realtor.com has already written. It's available now in electronic format through Amazon and eBook and will be released in paperback form on June 1, 2019.

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