The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide
A Crash Course in Dealing with Repairs, Renovations, Property Tax Issues, and Other Potential Disasters
Author: Sid Davis
Pub Date: July 2007
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814473726
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814400586
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Table of Contents
C O N T E N T S
Chapter 1 Your Home’s Electrical System 101 1
Chapter 2 Maintaining and Fixing Your Home’s Plumbing
Chapter 3 How to Create Great-Looking Walls and Ceilings 43
Chapter 4 Interior Improvements That Add Value 65
Chapter 5 Exterior Maintenance and Improvements That Add
Chapter 6 Your Home’s Landscaping and Curb Appeal 107
Chapter 7 Hiring and Working with Contractors 128
Chapter 8 Tax Aspects of Owning a Home 147
Chapter 9 Insurance Matters for Homeowners 167
Chapter 10 Avoiding the Ten Most Costly House Problems 189
Appendix A Dealing with Disaster 205
Appendix B Average Life Expectancy of Your Home’s Components 211
Appendix C Energy Savings and a Greener Home 215
A comprehensive glossary along with printable checklists and worksheets are
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