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Book Review: 'Home Repair That Pays Off'

Book Review Title: "Home Repair That Pays Off: 150 Simple Ways to Add Value Without Breaking Your Budget" Author: Hector Seda Publisher: Adams Media, 2009; 304 pages; $11.96 These days, homeowners can't simply rely on market forces to appreciate the value of their homes, nor can they simply write a check against an easy-to-get equity line to pay their contractor for various projects. Many who want to grow the value of their home are transforming into do-it-yourselfers, using their weekends and vacations to tackle home improvement projects. In "Home Repair That Pays Off: 150 Simple Ways to Add Value Without Breaking Your Budget," remodeling pro and syndicated home improvement columnist Hector Seda provides a comprehensive instructional toolkit and return-on-investment analysis for many of the tasks and projects today's smart homeowners are taking on. This is not the sort of book you'd read cover-to-cover for entertainment purposes. Rather, it's a r...

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