* The New York Co-Op Bible, by Sylvia Shapiro â€“ all kinds of details about living in a co-op. How to buy one, whatâ€™s different from buying a condo, how to deal with board members, how to hande interviews, and a lot more.
* Finding the Uncommon Deal, by Adam Leitman Bailey â€“ I really liked this book also, and though Mr. Bailey is a New York lawyer the book is much less New York-specific and deals with acquiring your home rather than what you do once you start living in it. Much more about mortgages, payments, and the loan process than Shapiroâ€™s book, and much more applicable to US real estate in general.Â http://streeteasy.com/nyc/talk/discussion/31121-books-to-read-if-youre-in-the-market-to-buy
host, carpenter, and handy man of The Learning Channelsâ€™ Emmy Nominated series, â€œWhile You Were Out,â€ and host and designer for HGTVâ€™s â€œFreestyle.â€ He currently owns and co-owns 5 investment properties in three states and in 2003, co-founded Renovolution, a company whoâ€™s mission is to provide affordable housing to struggling families in New Orleans.
Finding The Uncommon DealÂ tells you what youÂ must knowÂ before buying a homeâ€¦period. I highly recommend reading this book at any stage of your real estate experience. Go forth with home-buying confidence knowing you have what I believe to be, the most comprehensive home-buying resource written by one of the most respected and knowledgeable real estate attorneys, investors, educators, and mentors in the country!â€Â â€”Evan Farmer,Actor, Musician, and Television Personality â€“ host of home-makeover and real estate showÂ While You Were Out