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

Author: Sid Davis
Pub Date: July 2007
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434628
Page Count: 240
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814400586

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Overview

A stress-free guide to caring for your biggest investment.

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.

About 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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