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My Florida Home Book

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Members of the Department of Family, Youth and Consumer Sciences (FYCS), Florida Cooperative Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) developed My Florida Home Book to assist you in making the best housing decisions for your situation, to prepare yourself well for homeownership when ready, and to maintain your home properly once it becomes yours.

My Florida Home Book consists of two major parts:

  • Part I. Becoming a Homeowner
  • Part II. Taking Good Care of Your Home

In Part I, you will learn various aspects of homeownership that you need to take into consideration before making a final decision to own a home. You will examine your readiness for new homeownership by learning the benefits and responsibilities of homeownership, assess your housing needs to make a right choice, and learn various financial aspects and processes that you have to know to be a successful homeowner.

In Part II, you will learn how to take care of your home. You will also learn how to keep your home healthy for you and your household members, when and how to inspect a home, the basics of home maintenance, how to save energy, and tips on how to be a good neighbor.

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