How much home can I really afford? How can I find just the right house, neighborhood, and community? What’s best, a larger or smaller down payment? The guide Buying a Home is built around every question a reader might have about this major life purchase. Chapters are packed with practical information about the buying process, mortgage types, title and homeowners insurance, PMI, taxes, closing costs-and more. This book also gives the real scoop on subjects such as buying a second home and paying off a mortgage early. First-time homebuyers and veterans alike will learn how to feather the financial nest.