The Deal Has Closed. The Home Is Yours. Now What?
Many books are available to help you find, finance, and buy a home. The New Homeowner's Handbook is the first to address what you'll face after you've moved in.
Covering the essentials of homeowner responsibilities, this book is designed to educate you and to ease your anxieties about the largest investment you may ever make. It will help you identify and avoid potential home ownership problems. Issues such as insurance, security, repairs and maintenance, budgeting, decorating, and how to hold problems to a minimum before they get out of hand and put a strain on your budget, are clearly explained.The New Homeowner's Handbook offers easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement information about:
· Protecting your property by wise selection of insurance
· Maintaining safety and security on the premises
· Creating a budget and overall financial plan to avoid foreclosure or other financial pitfalls
. Keeping your home in good repair for maximum value, comfort, and livability
About the Author(s)
Nehemiah Corporation, which was founded in 1994, is a charitable nonprofit organization specializing in affordable housing. Nehemiah Corporation gifts down payment assistance to qualified, creditworthy individuals who are unable to come up with a down payment, but who can generally meet monthly loan repayment obligations.
Barbara B. Buchholz and Margaret Crane are the coauthors of the bestselling book, Successful Homebuilding and Remodeling. Their bylines regularly run in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Midwest Living, House Beautiful, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Table of ContentsForeword
Chapter One: Insurance: Protecting Your Property and Valuables
Chapter Two: Home Security and Safety from Natural Disasters
Chapter Three: How to Be a Good Neighbor and Enjoy Your New Surroundings
Chapter Four: Budgeting and Financial Planning: A Balancing Act
Chapter Five: Put a little Pizzazz in Your Life , or 118 Ideas for Personalizing Your Home
Chapter Six: If It Ain't Broke, Check It Anyway: Home Repairs and Maintenance