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Own It: The Ups and Downs of Homebuying for Women Who Go It Alone

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Do you dream of owning a home but don’t think you can buy one alone?

These days more and more single women are buying homes on their own, whether they’re are purchasing a home because it’s a good investment, buying a condo on the beach for the view (and the tax write-off), or finally realizing their dream as a DIY remodeler, they’re making it happen.

Now with Own It!, you can too.

In Own It!, homeowner and ...

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Overview

Do you dream of owning a home but don’t think you can buy one alone?

These days more and more single women are buying homes on their own, whether they’re are purchasing a home because it’s a good investment, buying a condo on the beach for the view (and the tax write-off), or finally realizing their dream as a DIY remodeler, they’re making it happen.

Now with Own It!, you can too.

In Own It!, homeowner and author Jennifer Musselman covers the how-to’s and hiccups of home buying for women braving the process alone. From figuring out your financials to deciding whether or not to buy and making the offer, from the inevitability of buyer’s remorse to refinancing, this book provides guidance, a friendly voice of reason, and trustworthy advice.

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This slender guide to home buying for single women offers a plethora of emotional support and anecdotal entertainment, but only a smattering of practical advice. Musselman (The Hip Girl's Handbook for the Working World) extols the benefits of independently pursuing happiness and security and refusing to wait for or depend on a partner. A solo home buyer herself, the author champions home ownership as the ultimate safety net capable of providing women with security and confidence. She arms her readers with the tools they'll need to navigate treacherous real estate waters: the fundamentals of credit approval, mortgages, house hunting, negotiations, contracts-and she even addresses buyer's remorse, renovations and refinancing. The text is peppered with helpful sidebars and long success stories, forming a comfortable, chatty narrative that makes the process of buying a home seem manageable. However, the information Musselman provides is simplistic and acts more as reassurance to those struggling with the emotional roller coaster that is home buying, rather than as a real aid to the planning and logistics of the purchase. First-time homeowners seeking solid information would be better off looking elsewhere. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580052306
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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