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OMG of Homeownership Workshop

Are you thinking about buying a home? Or have you recently purchased one and still need some help with simple repairs or landscaping? The City of Columbia and Richland County teamed up and offered a free workshop on Saturday, June 22 that may have interested you. Last year about this time, we were thinking about buying a house and I found out about this workshop. It was incredible. We showed up a little early and enjoyed some free breakfast and wandered around the vendor booths which included foundation repair specialists, real estate agents and attorneys to name a few. We each took 3 different classes absorbing as much as possible so that we could report back to the other after the experience was over. It truly was a great Saturday morning. We left with some great new knowledge and even a pair of faucet covers (lucky winners of a door prize). There is always something great going on in this city.

And check out just a few of the books that Richland Library has to offer about some of these very subject areas that were covered in the workshop.


Amazon Says: A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities. The son more...
Amazon Says: A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats. less...
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Quick & Easy Curb Appeal by Better Homes and Gardens
Amazon Says: Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home Anyone who buys or sells a home knows that, when it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers. Creating cur more...
Amazon Says: Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home Anyone who buys or sells a home knows that, when it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers. Creating curb appeal is a key way to accomplish preserving and protecting the value of what is most likely to be a family's biggest single investment. Unlike most books that focus on projects to enhance a home's backyard, Quick & Easy Curb Appeal focuses on projects that help make the front of the house more attractive. Pulls together information from Better Homes and Gardens' rich library of content Projects for tackling walkways, driveways, porches, and more Ten must-dos for re-selling a home from real estate pros Part inspiration and ideas, part resource guide, and part home maintenance reference, this book arms readers with everything they need to let their home give its guests a great first impression. less...
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Amazon Says: Home improvement is a constant process of discovery. At first there's the initial realization that something needs to be upgraded, repaired, or replaced. Next you need to figu more...
Amazon Says: Home improvement is a constant process of discovery. At first there's the initial realization that something needs to be upgraded, repaired, or replaced. Next you need to figure out how to tackle the situation. That's when Fix, Repair & Replace comes to the rescue! The editors at the Family Handyman magazine have packed this practical guide with expert advice, step-by-step directions, and clear photos and illustrations to help you ensure a fix and not a failure. Whether you're interested in plumbing, tiling, woodworking, insulating, or electrical repair, you'll find it inside. And as an added bonus, special sections on tools, skills, and techniques will bring you extraordinary results in less time. Get set to take on all kinds of do-it-yourself projects, including: Interior Projects, Repairs & Remodeling: Super-insulate your attic; create a glass tile vanity top; save a flooded basement; triple your closet space; spray-texture a damaged ceiling Electrical & High-Tech: Save a cut extension cord; add a circuit to your breaker box; install a wall-mounted light; organize your phone and appliance chargers Plumbing, Heating & Appliances: Prevent pipes from freezing; replace a leaking main shutoff valve; fix rotting A/C insulation; save money on your water bill; plumb a water-powered sump pump; replace copper pipes with PEX Exterior Maintenance & Repairs: Patch rotted wood; repair mortar joints; install a new entry door; repack a stem seal on a street valve; make your own window screens less...
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Quick & Legal Will Book by Denis Clifford
Amazon Says: Make your own legal will, quickly & easily! If you want to create a will with the least amount of time and trouble, Quick & Legal Will Book is for you. It provides forms an more...
Amazon Says: Make your own legal will, quickly & easily! If you want to create a will with the least amount of time and trouble, Quick & Legal Will Book is for you. It provides forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs. Find out how to: name beneficiaries choose a guardian set up a trust for minors name an executor finalize your will change or revoke a will and more The book provides all the forms you need as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, including an all-purpose will, and customized wills for a: single person with no children single person with children married person with children married person with no children The 6th edition is updated to reflect changes in the law, including information about the new estate tax law. less...
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