The Property Diaries: A Story of Buying a House, Finding a Man and Making a Home... All on a Single Income!
DescriptionThe Property Diaries is a fun and informative guide for women who want to get their well-heeled feet on the property ladder. Packed with practical information about saving for a deposit, applying for a bank loan and researching properties, the book follows real estate rookie Maggie Rose as she finds her dream home ? and possibly her dream man as well!
In this much awaited follow-up to Living Thin, we rejoin Maggie two and a half years after she went from penniless to prosperous. She has now saved a fabulous $30 000 ? perfect for a deposit on her dream home, or so she thinks.
The Property Diaries is a hilarious look at the roller-coaster ride of the first home buyer that will help you learn everything you need to know about securing your first property ... and you don't have to wait for Prince Charming!
Part I: the swift kick 1
Part II: reality check 47
Part III: the emotional purchase: we’ve all been there 103
Part IV: coming to terms 161
Maggie’s top 10 property tips 235
The home buyer’s budget 239
Maggie’s favourite reads 243
Maggie’s favourite websites 245
Maggie’s cheap and cheerful lemon and tuna risotto 249
Glossary: the jargon explained 251