New real estate book lacks home-buying insight

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The unique concept of "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home" by Mark Nash offers the potential to highlight essential information home buyers and sellers need. But the author, a Chicago-area real estate broker, obviously knows much more than he shares in the often-incomplete explanations of the 1,025 tips. Nash clearly has several favorite topics where he shines with detailed explanations. One of those outstanding sections is about home mortgages and what home buyers need to know about home loans. His tips are often blunt and to the point, such as, "If you have any doubts or reservations about the loan officer at your first meeting, get up and leave! There are plenty of others in town." The book's mortgage section is its best. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Another outstanding section, aimed primarily at home sellers, explains how to sell your home with a real estate agent. The author explains what sellers should expect from agents interviewed for a potential listing contract. ...