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  • Item# SWG
  • ISBN13: 978-0-9710356-1-4
  • ISBN: 0-9710356-1-X
  • Copyright 2007
  • 240 pp.
  • 0.85lb
  • Form: Paperback, Trade paperback (US)
  • Price: $15.95
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Savvy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home
How to Care For, Improve, and Maintain Your Home

By Kitty Werner

In this book, learn:

  • how your house works; how to turn on and off the power, water, fuels and what to do in an emergency
  • when something goes wrong, who to call to fix the problem, and how to figure out what the problem is
  • about your responsibilities when it comes to yearly maintenance, what needs to be done by you
  • how to plan for and save on future repairs from your roof down to your appliances
  • how to prepare for emergencies, from a house fire to power outages to natural disasters, and how to protect yourself
  • how to become a neighbor, where to meet new friends and join the fun
  • how to become more energy efficient
  • how to "go green" to keep toxic chemicals out of your environment
  • how to find the best contractors and fix-it pros to keep your house at its best, how to evaluate their work
  • how to plan for remodeling or adding on to your house
  • which tools to keep on hand, just in case you need them
  • how to evaluate insurance to get the best protection for your house and belongings

    What People are Saying

    "Most first-time homeowners--often unprepared for the many routine tasks and unsuspected hurdles that lie ahead--quickly learn the homeownership honeymoon is a short one. To the rescue: The Savy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home."

    Better Homes and Gardens

    "Part home-ec handbook, part crash course in how houses work, The Savy Woman's Guide to Owning a Home, by Kitty Werner, gives both practiced homeowners and first-time buyers the keys to figuring out how best to stay ahead of the seasonal tasks. Filled with tips on insurance, the ins and outs of electrical and plumbing systems--even making the most of community services--this practical planner offers plenty of food for thought."

    Country Living/em>


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