May 02 2007

Dave Barry’s Homes and Other Black Holes

Category: BooksChrisM @ 3:16 pm

Dave Barry’s Homes and Other Black Holes – Dave Barry

In a similar vein to the DIY book, Dave takes a look at the events surrounding buying and selling a house – be they hilarious, heartbreaking or simply horrendous. Although definitely written by an American, most of the pit falls are the same the world over, and I didn’t find myself regretting reading this book.

For all the warning about the subterfuge estate agents will commit, to try and get you to buy a house, Dave has helpfully included a chapter for the other point of view, simply entitled “Getting Some Fool to Buy Your House”. For anyone able to wait until they get the book, I’d like to include a small excerpt from the book, referring to what sort of budget you should plan for…

Q: What’s the best way to determine a realistic price range?”
A: Take your total annual family income, including coins that have fallen behind the bureau, and any projected future revenue you may have been notified about via personalized letters from Mr. Ed McMahon stating that you may have already won 14 million dollars. Then, multiply by something other than 6.

🙂 🙂 🙂

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