Homes and Other Black Holes

Homes and Other Black Holes

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by Dave Barry
     
 

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"Mr. Barry is the funniest man in America and we should encourage him."
--The New York Times Book Review
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME--EXCEPT IN A SELLER'S MARKET
At long last, Dave Barry, the dean of everything, lets you in on the deepest, darkest mysteries of life and answers your hysterical home purchase questions like they've never been answered…  See more details below

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"Mr. Barry is the funniest man in America and we should encourage him."
--The New York Times Book Review
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME--EXCEPT IN A SELLER'S MARKET
At long last, Dave Barry, the dean of everything, lets you in on the deepest, darkest mysteries of life and answers your hysterical home purchase questions like they've never been answered before:
What's the best way to determine a realistic price range?
Take your total family income, including coins that have fallen behind the bureau, and any projected future revenue you have been notified about via personalized letters from Mr. Ed McMahon stating that you may already have won 14 million dollars. Then, multiply by something other than six.
Can you recommend a good mortgage?
There are several kinds: Fixed Rate, Variable Rate, and the bank's secret weapons, the Party Hat Mortgage and the Mortgage of the Living Dead.
How can I avoid spending money on do-it-yourself homeowner's projects?
Find a contractor. Their silent motto is "We Never Show Up." The Romans lived among the ruins. You must too.
Is there a secret to having a beautiful lawn?
Yes and no. If you fail to feed, fertilize, and water your lawn, it will die. However, if you feed, fertilize, and water your lawn, it will die.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307758828
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
258,786
File size:
4 MB

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Dave Barry's Homes & Other Black Holes: The Happy Homeowner's Guide 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Dave Barry's books never disappoint. If you've ever owned a house' sold a house, moved, or mowed a lawn, this book is perfect for you.
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Dave Barry's unique perspective on home ownership. I certainly appreciated his humor when we bought the new house. The only down side was I'd already read the book, and I'd bought this copy for my husband to read. However, I discovered after I bought it that I couldn't lend it! One of the reasons I bought the Nook was because I could lend books, but they didn't tell you that you can't lend all books. So while my husband is reading it (on MY Nook), I don't get to read any of my other Nook books.
MrsFerguson22 More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud funny! We are currently trying to buy our first house,and this book makes the whole process funny.
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alchemy More than 1 year ago
got this as a gift--i don't think you can go wrong with giving someone a few laughs. does the trick!