Home Truths: A Guide to Buying and Selling Property offers information for the reader to thoughtfully assess the needs in the world of property transactions. The book starts by considering renting/being a tenant and then moves on as a guide through the process of getting a mortgage/purchasing, with a discussion of the financial and tax consequences, as well as an explanation of selling process. It also looks at property investment in three forms: buy-to-let, buying abroad, and commercial property. These areas are full of uncertainty and risk, as well as opportunity and profit, but risk and uncertainty can be minimized (though not eliminated) by developing an understanding of how these specialized areas of property investment operate. Finally, the book also considers property issues that can arise in the later years of life, such as property downsizing, equity release, and inheritance tax planning.
Publication Date: 7/30/2010