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With over a decade spent on residential and commercial construction job sites, Dan Stout has the hands-on experience to speak to builders, contractors, and homeowners with the voice of authority. Much of his work centers on demystifying the building industry by simplifying construction jargon for homeowners and laying out best business practices for contractors. Dan's non-fiction has appeared on numerous blogs and vendor websites, while his prize-winning fiction has been featured in publications such as Nature and The Saturday Evening Post. His debut novel Titanshade is scheduled for a 2019 release from DAW Books.

11 Tools Every New Homeowner Needs

It's a series of feelings familiar to more than one new homeowner: joy, freedom, pride....and a growing sense of impending doom. First time homeowners are often overwhelmed with the new freedoms and responsibilities that come with owning a property. Suddenly there are so many things to worry about that weren't your concern while you were renting. If you or someone you know is about to become a new homeowner, here are 11 of the most useful tools (assuming you or they already have a hammer and Phillips and straight-slot screwdrivers) to help get home ownership under control and off to a great DIY start!