Buy a home in California using these effective strategiesA thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, How to Buy a House in California will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to:. choose a house and neighborhood. find the right agent. get the most up-to-date information on mortgage options and rates. take advantage of creative financing strategies – from seller financing to government loans. figure out how much down payment you can afford. make an offer and negotiate with confidence for the best price. buy a new house in a development. inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards. juggle buying and selling houses simultaneously. successfully go through escrowThis edition is completely updated to reflect a new housing market. You'll get the most up-to-date information on how to perform effective research before you decide on the price and terms of your offer. Plus, you'll get the lowdown on the ever-changing process of securing financing successfully.