The Virgin Homeowner: The Essential Guide to Owning, Maintaining, and Surviving Your First Home
When her book was published in 1997 she sent me a copy, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Marianne and I have been in our first house since 1977, but this is a book that I wish I had owned way back when. Janice covers it all, and she does it in plain English. If you're about to buy a home and you want to know how it works (in great detail!), then this is the book for you.