review by Evan Farmer

* The New York Co-Op Bible, by Sylvia Shapiro – all kinds of details about living in a co-op. How to buy one, what’s different from buying a condo, how to deal with board members, how to hande interviews, and a lot more.

* Finding the Uncommon Deal, by Adam Leitman Bailey – I really liked this book also, and though Mr. Bailey is a New York lawyer the book is much less New York-specific and deals with acquiring your home rather than what you do once you start living in it. Much more about mortgages, payments, and the loan process than Shapiro’s book, and much more applicable to US real estate in general.

Evan Farmer


host, carpenter, and handy man of The Learning Channels’ Emmy Nominated series, “While You Were Out,” and host and designer for HGTV’s “Freestyle.” He currently owns and co-owns 5 investment properties in three states and in 2003, co-founded Renovolution, a company who’s mission is to provide affordable housing to struggling families in New Orleans.

Finding The Uncommon Deal tells you what you must know before buying a home…period. I highly recommend reading this book at any stage of your real estate experience. Go forth with home-buying confidence knowing you have what I believe to be, the most comprehensive home-buying resource written by one of the most respected and knowledgeable real estate attorneys, investors, educators, and mentors in the country!” —Evan Farmer,Actor, Musician, and Television Personality – host of home-makeover and real estate show While You Were Out



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