Your First Home The Smart Way to Get it and Keep it (304pp. ISBN 978-1-932450-85-9 7 X 10) was a book and cover design project commissioned to AMV Publishing Services in 2008 by Advantage World Press, Mountainside, NJ. The publication is authored by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, personal finance expert, TV and radio personality, and the author of numerous other books including the New York Times bestseller, Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show, Good Morning America and various CNN programs on Personal finance and the economy. She has also been featured in top newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money.
A quote from the Acknowledgments in the book:
Your First Home is available from Lynnette’s official web site and social media portal http://themoneycoach.net/home/ as well as various online retail stores including amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
From The back cover blurb
Record Foreclosures. Mortgage Meltdown. Credit Crunch. The headlines are filled with doom and gloom about the housing market. Despite the bad news, millions of people in the United States still want to achieve the American Dream of homeownership – and millions more are trying desperately to hang on to homes they previously bought.
Maybe you’re one of them. Too bad nobody ever taught you how to become a smart homebuyer – or even told you the whole truth about whether you were really ready to own a home at all. Until now.
In Your First Home: The Smart Way to Get It and Keep It, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, offers a no-hype personal finance guide that will help you prepare for, find and finance the home of your dreams – and not lose it to foreclosure.
For those worried about making the leap from renter to owner, Lynnette explains how to turn bad credit into perfect credit, in seven simple steps. She also offers scores of tips on how to manage money and save cash – even if you’ve never been able to budget. Best of all, Lynnette walks you step-by-step through the house-hunting and mortgage application process, saving you time, money and unnecessary frustration.
In Your First Home, renters will learn:
After reading Your First Home, homeowners will learn:
Home ownership isn’t a right. It’s a major responsibility. Your First Home offers a realistic look at the entire life cycle of being a homeowner – with all its joys and pains.
About the Author
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show and Good Morning America. She has also been featured in top newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money. Lynnette is currently developing her own primetime TV series, called “For Love or Money,” which focuses on the financial issues facing couples. For more information about Lynnette, or to sign up for her free personal finance newsletter, visit her website at: http://www.TheMoneyCoach.net.