Homes and Other Black Holes
You have got to read Homes and Other Black Holes and my only hope is that you don’t die of laughter before your escrow closes if you read it. This is a must read book for first time home buyers !!
Mr. Barry won the Pulitzer Prize among dozens of awards for his columns and books and no wonder, with chapter titles like these:
- Why it Was Probably a Mistake to Buy This Book
- How to Get Very Deeply into Debt
- Moving; A Common Mistake
He answers buyers’ questions such as; “Can you recommend a good mortgage?” (There are several kinds: Fixed Rate, Variable Rate, and the banks’ secret weapons, the Party Hat Mortgage, and the Mortgage of the Living Dead).
And “Is there a secret to having a beautiful lawn?” (Yes and no. If you fail to feed, fertilize, and water your lawn, it will die. However, if you feed, fertilize, and water your lawn, it will also die).
The New York Times called him the funniest man in America and I believe them.
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