The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home

The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home

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The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home: How to Care For, Improve and Maintain Your Home is becoming the manual for new homeowners, particularly for women. Research into the books currently available shows that there hasn't been a comprehensive book written as a basic homeowner's manual for the non-tool-savvy owner. Using the mantra, qNothing is obvious to the uninformed, q The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home explains how a house works, what the homeowner needs to do to keep on top of potential problems and how to save money doing so. It also covers moving, insurance, seasonal check-ups, yearly maintenance, saving for big ticket jobs, responsibilities of the homeowner, joining a community, finding schools, finding the right contractor for any job, dealing with pests and importantly, preparing for emergencies, whether weather-related or local. Her advice: It's okay to feel apprehensive about this ownership thing. You can do it. It doesn't take a genius to own and maintain a house. If you (or your partner) aren't handy with a hammer and nail, or comfortable with a power drill, so what! Either learn to do it yourself, befriend someone who is comfortable with wielding the appropriate tool, or learn to find the right professional to do the work for you.If you have a fuse box, then one of the fuses will be aquot;blownaquot; and look like it was hit by a mini-lightning strike. Replace it with an exactly matched fuse. If it blows again a€” get an electrician! Age and code As with plumbing, there are national, anbsp;...

Title:The Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home
Author:Kitty Werner
Publisher:RSB Press - 2006-11-01


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