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The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide: A Crash Course in Dealing with Repairs, Renovations, Property Tax Issues, and Other Potential Disasters
     

The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide: A Crash Course in Dealing with Repairs, Renovations, Property Tax Issues, and Other Potential Disasters

by Sid Davis
 

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For many new homeowners, the euphoria that comes with buying the perfect new house can soon turn into total panic. First-time buyers often feel overwhelmed by the amount of maintenance their new home requires—not to mention the nasty problems and surprises that seem to be lurking around every corner (and in every wall). Finally, author and real estate guru

Overview

For many new homeowners, the euphoria that comes with buying the perfect new house can soon turn into total panic. First-time buyers often feel overwhelmed by the amount of maintenance their new home requires—not to mention the nasty problems and surprises that seem to be lurking around every corner (and in every wall). Finally, author and real estate guru Sid Davis provides the antidote for the common worries that plague every new owner. From easy repairs to seemingly insurmountable projects, readers will discover sanity-saving advice on:
• improving roofing, siding, walkways, and driveways
• fixing or replacing appliances and fixtures
• refinancing tips and traps
• reducing the costs of home ownership and maintenance
• lowering property taxes
• working with contractors and not getting taken
• insurance tips
• budgeting for the unexpected

Owning a home should be exciting, not terrifying. Now with this reassuring guide, novice homeowners can experience all of the joy, and none of the trepidation, that comes with having a place of their own.

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“On my scale of one to 10, this superb book rates a solid 10."

-Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated real estate columnist

“Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a long-time homeowner, you will profit from reading The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide by Sid Davis. He is both an experienced real estate broker and a home renovator so he knows which home repairs and renovations will reflect well in home enjoyment and increased resale value...Whether you are the do-it-yourself type or you prefer to hire professionals such as plumbers and electricians, this new book provides profitable information to save money and make the right choices. On my scale of one to 10, this superb book rates a solid 10."

-Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated real estate columnist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814473726
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
07/25/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
885,199
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sid Davis (Farmington, UT) is the owner of Sid Davis & Associates, a real estate firm. He is the author of A Survival Guide for Buying a Home (0-8144-7196-X), A Survival Guide to Selling a Home (0-8144-7274-5), Home Makeovers that Sell (0-8144-7373-3), and numerous articles in Today’s Homeowner, Home Office Computing, Construction Management Today, and The Los Angeles Times.

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