Tips and Traps for New Home Owners
At last! An owner's manual and instruction book for your new home!
Every new car comes with an owner's manual . Most computers are packaged with several instruction books. But when you make the largest and most important purchase of your life--a new home--you're on your own. Not any more! Tips and Traps for New Home Owners contains all the information you need to minimize move- in headaches, manage your finances smoothly, and maintain and improve your home to maximize its value.
Like every guide in the hugely popular Tips and Traps Series, this think-of -everything handbook delivers proven real-world advice; detailed lists of things you must do; and important warnings on how to avoid mistakes that might increase your cost of ownership or reduce the value of your home. Real estate expert Robert Irwin helps you through everything from obtaining the right insurance to remodeling. He shows you how to:
- Minimize real estate taxes and maximize the tax benefits of home ownership
- Use checklists, maintenance schedules , and more to avoid home ownership pitfalls
- Improve and modernize every part of your house
- Evaluate your home's current value and future price
- Get the most out of refinancing
- And much, much more
Don't scratch your head wondering about home security, whether to renovate, or how to get rid of a neighborhood nuisance. Keep Tips and Traps for New Home Owners close at hand and find the answers you need in an instant!
223 pages; ISBN 9780071460057
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Title: Tips and Traps for New Home Owners
Author: Robert Irwin