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  • SubGenre:Real Estate / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:440
  • eBook ISBN:9781544526294

House Poor No More

9 Steps That Grow the Value of Your Home and Net Worth

by Romana King

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There are plenty of books on how to buy, sell, or invest in real estate. But there isn't one that brings together homeownership with money management investing and retirement planning. This is that book." — Bruce Sellery, author of Moolala

This handbook for smart homeownership explains how to...

  • Proactively maintain your home
  • Increase property value with smart renos
  • Reduce monthly expenses
  • Take advantage of debt
  • Live life as a happy homeowner

What this book will give you

Just because you buy a home—or buy stock or save money—doesn't make it smart. It's what you do with the asset—whether it's a home or stock purchase or savings in some account—that is smart. It's whether the asset ends up being an investment that works to grow your net worth or just an expensive product you own.

What you'll find in this book are strategies for maintaining, protecting and increasing the value of your home, while finding small and big ways to save money. Broken down into eight steps, with the final ninth step that wraps up what you've learned.


What people are saying about the book

Personal finance experts agree, this is a must read for homeowners

There are plenty of books on how to buy, sell or invest in real estate. There isn’t one that brings together homeownership with money management, investing and retirement planning. This is that book.

– Bruce Sellery, author of Moolala and CEO of Credit Canada

House Poor No More is the perfect handbook to prepare yourself as a homeowner. After reading House Poor No More, I know what renovations are worth the investment and how to prioritize maintenance, plus so many other homeownership secrets you could never find with a Google search or internet-deep-dive. Romana King's 20 years of real estate experience and homeownership knowledge are pared down into digestible takeaways extremely valuable for the average homeowner.

– Alyssa Davies, author of The 100-Day Financial Goal Journal and MixUpMoney

Romana offers readers important tools for making strategic real estate decisions. She shows how to fulfil our emotional desire for homeownership while also building long-term wealth — without having to pinch our lifestyle or compromise other financial goals.

– Rita Silvan, former Editor-in-Chief at ELLE CANADA and Golden Girl Finance

In her new book, Romana King dismisses the notion that homeownership is either a good decision or a bad decision. Instead, she helps us acknowledge the emotional need for owning a home and then sets out a plan to help all homeowners make smarter, more strategic decisions when it comes to their home.

– Karin Mizgala, author of Unstuck: How to Get Out of Your Money Rut and Start Living the Life You Want and CEO Money Coaches Canada

Romana King helps readers understand if homeownership is the right decision for them (right now.) House Poor No More, King discusses how to set a goal of homeownership and to use it to build your wealth long term. Most importantly she provides much-needed tools to help you navigate today’s overheated housing market.

– Rubina Ahmed-Haq, creator of Always Save Money, 20-year business and finance reporter

House Poor No More does an excellent job of explaining how and why homeownership is a smart, strategic tool for our emotional and financial well-being. Following the tips and tactics outlined in this book, anyone can become a smarter homeowner and grow their personal net worth.

– Robert R. Brown, author of Wealthing Like Rabbits

About the author

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance columnist and the woman behind RKHomeowner. As the former Director of Content at Zolo, one of the most popular online real estate companies in Canada and former Senior Editor at MoneySense, Romana has spent almost two decades advising homebuyers, sellers, and investors on how to make strategic, smart real estate and personal finance decisions.

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