Suzanne Whang's Guide to Happy Home Buying (House Hunters) (Paperback)
This is a useful book--essential if you've never bought a house before. It covers the basics, including dealing with real estate agents, and there are a lot of stories about other people's experiences, which I always find interesting and helpful. I enjoyed Ms. Whang's adventures in home browsing and buying also. And there's a real estate glossary, illustrations and descriptions of home styles, with a couple chapters on home maintenance and decorating at the end, plus an index and an appendix with forms, letters, and applications.