4 Books for First-Time Homebuyers

Jul 28, 2021 | Blog


We say this a lot, but in case you’re new around here, EPM is all about educating prospective buyers to make sound decisions to help build their personal wealth. We aren’t just here to serve one kind of borrower, but the learning curve is often larger for our first-timers.

Whether you’re buying your first home, or you’ve been here before, it doesn’t hurt to stay educated on the ins and outs of the home buying process. We have 4 books for you that range from quick-reads you can finish in an afternoon, to comprehensive works that you can pour over again and again during your home buying process. 

Here they are, starting from the shortest to the longest. Check them out:

The Essential First Time Home Buyer’s Book: Editors at realtor.com

A quick 126 page read published in 2019, this book will give you fairly current details without information overload. If you have more in-depth questions, we recommend you try another title. But if you’re looking for no-frills basics, this is a great place to start.

How to Get Approved for the Best Mortgage Without Sticking a Fork in Your Eye: Elysia Stobbe 

You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed by the process of getting a great home loan. Stobbe writes for prospective homeowners who feel the same way and want to walk into the process with an understanding of the concepts and lingo you’re bound to hear as you go on the hunt for a great mortgage. This 224-page book is a great guide to walk you through what you can expect as you embark on your journey to homeownership.

Mortgages 101: David Reed

Another great read that helps beginners feel informed about their financial future with over 250 questions across 320 pages that you’ll be glad you have answers as you build confidence and know your options. Everybody wants to walk into this process with a strong understanding and their eyes wide open. This resource is a go-to you might just come back to while you learn about your mortgage options. 

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask- Third Edition: Ilyce Glink

If you’re looking for the mother of all first-time mortgage books, this one is it. In its 3rd edition published in 2014 and coming in at 512 pages, Glink gives detailed and updated Q and A style information that might be one of the most comprehensive of its kind.

Consider checking out the links to these books to see which one will meet your needs the best. And once you’ve found your match, reach out to an EPM lender to continue to help continue to walk you through the home buying process.