Sid Davis is the author of The First-Time Homeowners Survival Guide (AMACOM), and as a successful home renovator and real estate broker, Davis nails down some important tips to keep you from getting screwed.
Davis urges first-time buyers to get a home inspection before moving in, and advises people to brush up on their homes electrical and plumbing systems before settling down.
Davis says, Most minor things you can handle yourself. Its not rocket science, its just about having a positive attitude and taking pride in your home.
But just because your handiwork will save you some dough, Davis says practicality is the house rule.
Davis says, Thats the big crisis, bare budget and champagne taste.
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