Better Houses, Better Living: What To Look for When Buying, Building or Remodeling

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Better Houses, Better Living helps home owners and home buyers by explaining the basics of home design and building from a user's perspective. Ferguson clearly and succinctly details what makes a house "user-friendly" and a better place to live by focusing on practicality instead of just feeling and looks. The book includes over 500 graphics including 462 photographs that clearly show each element that is discussed. There are also 142 Internet Resources where people can go for more information. A referenced website has hot-links to these Internet Resource listings making them easier to access. And there are 8 Supplements which will be a real bonus to the reader, offering scads of additional information.

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Myron Ferguson has spent 14 years gathering the information you find here. He has looked at over 2800 homes nationwide and has seen it all, good and bad. A retired engineer, author-publisher and a firm believer that people can and should have better houses, he shares his observations with his readers. He is grateful that tens of thousands of homes are better places to live because people read his first book Build It Right!

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Book helps home buyers avoid some common problems. -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 20, 2004

Ferguson delivers schooled advice on things to look for when buying a home, and things to avoid when remodeling. -- Seattle, WA Times/PI November 28, 2004

He addresses both materials and function, which can be very helpful for people window-shopping before they build or remodel. -- BackHome Magazine Jan/Feb 2005

Know what you're buying into. Book helps prospective buyers find design flaws when house-hunting. -- Altoona, PA Mirror, November 13, 2004

The point of his book "is to get you to notice flaws before you make a commitment." -- Biloxi, MS The Sun Herald, November 20, 2004

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