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: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814473726
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814400586

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Table of Contents


Preface vii

Chapter 1 Your Home’s Electrical System 101 1

Chapter 2 Maintaining and Fixing Your Home’s Plumbing

System 20

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

Value 85

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

Index 217

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