Good investment for home-buyers

August 11, 2007
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The School of Home Truths, by Martin Hawes (Schoal Bay, $29.99):

 If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, this book would be a good investment.

Finance writer Martin Hawes has written this to be a direct tie-in with the television series of the same name. He says we’re losing about $1 billion a year on the sale of our homes. Ouch.

He also says we can fix that. The author’s experience in property has given him the background knowledge to write what is an easy-to-understand book that offers eight simple lessons for anyone looking at delving into the property market.

Hawes reckons that armed with this book, the average Kiwi could save $10,000 on the sale of their home.

That’s not to be sneezed at.

I’m no expert on the property market but I can see the logic in what Hawes teaches. And hey, a dollar saved is more money to spend on the house-warming.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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