Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
How one woman coped with selling a house--at last, looking for a new house, buying a new house that was a foreclosure and needed lots of work, and then remodeling it since it didn't even have a kitchen sink! More
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About Joy Smith

Joy V. Smith has been writing stories since she was a kid and made her own little books. Her stories and articles have been published in print magazines, webzines, and anthologies; and her SF has been published in two audiobooks, including Sugar Time. Her books include Strike Three, Sugar Time, Taboo Tech, Detour Trail, Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook, and a collection of her published short stories: The Doorway and Other Stories. Her ebooks include Hidebound, Pretty Pink Planet, Hot Yellow Planet, and Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure. She lives in Florida with Blizzard the Snow Princess, Pemberley, the tortoiseshell cat, and Samwise, the puppy.

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Reviews of Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure by Joy Smith

G Miki Hayden reviewed on Sep. 7, 2011

This is a must-read for anyone planning to buy a foreclosure and renovate. It's a good read, actually, for anyone who plans to buy an existing house for the first time. And it's a fun book since we readers didn't have to go through the struggles that the Smith family did--although I'm sure they're glad to have come out the other end. The book is well written and nicely detailed.
(reviewed 49 days after purchase)
Shawn McDonough reviewed on July 14, 2011

Wow, what a great short story that I am sure will inspire others to take the plunge into a challange. Joy and her wonderful sisters worked hard to create a home that would fit their every need. God bless them and God bless the next stories to come!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Vincent Miskell reviewed on July 13, 2011

Joy Smith’s Remodeling ebook takes the reader on an upbeat odyssey of house selling, house buying, and house remodeling (or perhaps house rebuilding). Her style is lively, detailed, and, at times, quite amusing. She integrates the details (setbacks, struggles, and mini-triumphs) of her efforts, along with the help of a small army of contractors, plumbers, and others, so well into her virtually day-by-day narrative that we speed happily along with her toward the wonderful ending that we know must lie just ahead. Anyone thinking about remodeling (really transforming) a fixer-up house (that might also need extensive landscaping) will gain insight, courage, and many, many practical tips from her first-person reports that begin in January and end in June when her beautiful home finally becomes ready for its house warming party.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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