The process of buying your first home can be intimidating enough, until you realize there’s an entire language of terms you need to learn to fully understand the process and then things become even more daunting. From the different types of mortgages to the process of putting in an offer and then closing on a property, real estate brokers will toss around terms and phrases that may go right over your head. Fear not. We polled some experts and compiled a list of must-know lingo to help you navigate this intense but exciting process. Read on for an education.
Jeff Haden The Complete Dictionary of Real Estate Terms Explained ($10)
Ilyce R. Glink 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask ($12)
John W. Reilly The Language of Real Estate ($34)