Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 7005

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.

Selling Your House

Nolo's Essential Guide

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 1766

What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona M. Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413309356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 2348

A fun, sensible and unique guide through every aspect of buying a first home. Lower prices are giving people hope for buying their first home. But when is a bargain really a bargain? Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home gives readers the lowdown and they will find the latest information on: • deciding between a house, condo, co-op or townhouse • exploring the market for the best value • lining up financing, including borrowing from friends and family • getting inspections and insurance • negotiating with sellers or new home builders • successfully closing the deal Read the real-life stories of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as the insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including: • brokers • attorneys who specialize in real estate • a home inspector • a neighborhood researcher • a mortgage specialist • and more The CD-Rom provides invaluable forms and MP3s, including a budget worksheet, home inspection checklist and questions to ask. The 2nd edition reflects the current marketplace, includes tips on buying “green” and show what to look for in foreclosed properties

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Author: Shae Irving,Nolo Editors

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323448

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 2074

Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.

Nolo's Essential Guide to California Divorce (2014)

Author: Ed Sherman

Publisher: Ed Sherman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 94

View: 2463

Specific to California, this book gives you practical and legal advice in clear, simple language that will answer your questions and guide you to a faster, smoother, less painful and less expensive divorce. Shows you how to stay out of court and complete your divorce with little or no help from an attorney. Updated for 2014.

U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323677

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 6245

Still a category killer, after all these years. Takes one of the most complex areas of U.S. law and presents it in understandable terms, covering both eligibility and application procedures, for would-be immigrants and those who assist them.

Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide

Your Health, Home, Investments & More

Author: John Suttle

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4277

Retire and keep your hard-earned cash! When you retire, your potential tax deductions change considerably -- and if you're a baby boomer on your way to retirement, you'll want to keep your hands on as much of your money as possible. That's why you need Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide, the first book of its kind that helps boomers and their parents understand their tax benefits in plain English. Find out how to save on taxes, step by step, by: doing volunteer work accounting for increased medical expenses buying a boat, RV or second home making charitable donations paying for a grandchild's education living off your investments selling or renting out a home starting a business giving financial help to your family With Nolo's Essential Retirement Tax Guide, you get winning strategies and the legal information you need to keep the tax collector happy while saving you a bundle -- so you can have enough money to enjoy your golden years.

First-Time Landlord

Your Guide to Renting out a Single-Family Home

Author: Janet Portman,Ilona Bray,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3211

Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: how to determine whether the property will turn a profit landlord business basics finding the right tenants preparing and signing the lease handling repairs complying with your state's rental laws dealing with problem tenants, and preparing for sale of the property. From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.

Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Author: Marcia Stewart,Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 9039

Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords and property managers the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs, and evictions. Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords and managers: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements make security deposit deductions avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire a property manager minimize liability for personal injury lawsuits, handle broken leases and terminations, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords and managers need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This (14th) edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, including updated rules on evictions and terminations.

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 443

Out there somewhere is a buyer looking to buy a business like yours. So if you're ready to sell, make sure you protect your interests and maximize your profit with this all-in-one guide.

For Sale by Owner in California

Author: George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413310958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 634

Sell your California home yourself -- and save big! Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price -- in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can lose up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting your house on the market to transferring the title. Find out how to: select the best time to sell prepare your house for sale price and market your home coordinate the sale of one house with the purchase of another screen buyers for financial feasibility make required disclosures working with or without real estate agents attract potential buyers with creative financing handle multiple offers write and negotiate a contract complete the escrow process The 10th edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes additional discussion of the importance of pricing a house to sell and performing a thorough vetting of potential buyers' financial conditions. It also provides all the forms and instructions you need, including: disclosure forms offer and counteroffer sales contract contingency releases deeds second mortgage note and more Not a resident of the Golden State? Check out the Nolo books Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home for real estate help in your state. Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents. Check out Nolo's list of California products.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 2055

Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to: raise start-up money choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC get licenses and permits buy or sell a business or franchise negotiate a favorable lease insure your business hire independent contractors safely understand small business tax rules pick and protect a good name resolve legal disputes adopt the best customer policies enter into strong contracts cope with financial problems The new edition updates relevant legal and tax information, such as state drug and alcohol testing laws, environmental regulations, and restrictions on home businesses, as well as provides practical advice on topics such as current trends in raising start-up money, purchasing insurance, and extending credit.

Leases & Rental Agreements

Author: Marcia Stewart,Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5101

Essential rental forms every landlord needs Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary you need. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: prepare a rental agreement or lease tailor your documents to meet your needs make required disclosures to tenants comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination, and more check tenant references and credit, and do a final inspection when a tenant moves out. The 12th edition provides updated 50-state information on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more. All forms are downloadable from the Nolo website.

Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising, The

Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library Or Community Group

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413313329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 2646

"A comprehensive guide to raising money written for volunteers and staff who aren't necessarily professional fundraisers. Containing insights and stories from a team of nonprofit experts, this book covers both the practical and the fun, creative aspects of fundraising"--Provided by publisher.

How to Get a Green Card

Author: Ilona Bray,Loida Nicolas Lewis

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325386

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 1915

Immigration is often in the news, but few people understand who is actually able to apply for a U.S. green card. Many who do apply are denied. This book offers a helpful, step-by-step guide to discovering whether you match one of the green card categories available for people with no U.S. job offers, such as through family relationships, asylum, the visa lottery, and more. The book takes readers through the entire application process, with the help of handy checklists of required forms and documents, tips for avoiding mistakes and dealing with legal complications and bureaucratic holdups, and sample forms. This edition is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information based on recent actions by the Trump Administration. This book is not appropriate for people seeking temporary visas to the U.S. (such as tourist or student visas) or work-related green cards.

Every Tenant's Legal Guide

Author: Janet Portman,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 8507

What every renter needs to know The only book of its kind, Every Tenant’s Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information (plus dozens of sample letters) you need to: find a great home and landlord know your rights when it comes to pets fight improper rent increases and late fees get a landlord to make repairs pronto withhold rent without getting into legal trouble protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination handle roomate problems deal with lead paint, mold, asbestos and bed bugs break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back The 8th edition of Every Tenant’s Legal Guide includes the latest laws of your state—from security deposit rules to termination notice requirements, and a new section on tenant rights to use Airbnb and similar services.

Legal Answer Book for Families, The

Author: Emily Doskow,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319750

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 7376

At one time or another, the law will touch your family's life, and it's important that you have swift access to the most up-to-date information available so that your family's interests are protected. From the rights of kids, to inheritance rules, find everything you need to deal with everyday legal issues in The Legal Answer Book for Families. With this legal reference, you'll get: a clear overview of the laws that affect personal relationships and families of all kinds quick, accurate answers to everyday legal questions discussions of various legal documents relevant to your family, from marriage licenses to parenting agreements a collection of Family Law Rules & Resources, with details for all 50 states Easy-to-use, concise, and clear, The Legal Answer Book for Families is the perfect addition to any family's collection of practical reference books.

Renters' Rights

The Basics

Author: Janet Portman,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141330575X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 6756

A straight-shooting guide to handling bill splitting, security deposits, roommate troubles, bad landlords and more.

Buying a Second Home

Income, Getaway Or Retirement

Author: Craig Venezia

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413309259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 4193

If you're in the market for a second home, but don't have money to burn, this is the book you need!

Nolo's Everyday Law Book

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Author: Shae Irving

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873374262

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 5821

Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the second edition of "Nolo's Everyday Law Book" provides answers to hundreds of common legal questions. 56 illustrations.