Bob the Builder might need a new gig.

I read an interesting article recently about home repair and the amount of women tackling “small fix-it jobs and home-improvement projects.”

Fannie Mae, (the largest guarantor of mortgages) predicts that, by 2010, there will be 32 million female homeowners.

Another interesting quote from the article mentions that 3 out of 5 women would prefer advice from Bob Villa, than from Dr. Phil! 🙂

I would like to go on record as saying I am not sexist! 🙂 The following list of 12 items is mentioned as “common tools to aid women in fix-it projects.” In my opinion, they are just handy things to have around any home!

1. Hammer – 16-ounce claw hammer

2. Screwdrivers – 1/4 & 1/2 inch flat head and No. 1 and No. 2 Phillips heads.

3. Pliers – Vice grips, needle nose, slip joint and standard pliers.

4. Handsaw – (power tools are more fun)

5. Tape measure –

6. Volt meter – (warning.. electricity can bite!)

7. Pipe wrench – (can also be used as protection from bad guys)

8. Cordless Drill – (my wife is dangerous with these)

9. Circular saw – (warning.. this can cut you!)

10. Jigsaw – (see above warning)

11. Dremel tool – (versatile and kind of fun to use.)

12. Stud finder – I’ll refrain from my comments on this one. 🙂

Everyone should keep their home in good repair. Routine maintenance items can turn in to large and costly projects. Stay tuned for more maintenance and home repair articles in the future. As always, feel free to contact Nick for any help/advice.

About Nick Bastian

Nick Bastian is a 24 year veteran of the real estate industry and enjoys his career very much. Nick is always available to "talk shop" with anyone that may have real estate related questions. "Just Call Nick" at 602-803-NICK (6425) - he's glad to help.
Nick can also be found over on the Phoenix Real Estate Guy blog and on Twitter or out and about in the community making friends and having some fun.

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