A practical, easy-to-follow guide to owning the home of your dreams. With the real estate market exploding and prices soaring, home buyers are faced with endless questions: How can they afford their dream home? How do they find a real estate agent they can trust? Which mortgage is right for them? And how do they avoid being outbid once they find their perfect home? The process can seem overwhelming--luckily, real estate guru Bridget McCrea and the experts at RE/MAX make purchasing the right home simple. This easy-to-understand guide helps buyers determine what they can afford and where they want to buy, as well as the ins and outs of selecting a real estate agent, evaluating mortgages, understanding inspection reports, and keeping closing costs to a minimum. Filled with practical tips and useful checklists, The RE/MAX Home Buyer's Survival Guide is the ultimate home-buying manual--from America's most-trusted name in real estate.