Much has been written about real estate these days, from inflated prices to the softening of the market. It can be difficult to sort the good from the bad, the reality from the hyperbole, but Corbett, television host and actor, manages to relay practical use-it-now information. What's his gig? Insider-type information and established methods that will drive successful deals. His hints include controlling every step of the process; including a closet for each room legally to be considered a bedroom; upgrading to high-tech digital thermostats; and avoiding FSBOs (for sale by owners). Before-and-after photographs enliven a fairly high-powered text, as do a bundle of flip tips and trade secrets. Occasionally, self-help verbiage creeps in, such as "give yourself the power to accomplish anything you set your sights on." Otherwise, chock-full of value-added information--enough, perhaps, to overcome a saggy real-estate venture. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Michael Corbett has been a household name to television viewers for nearly twenty years, starring as “Daytime’s Most Lovable Cad” (People
) on The Young and the Restless
. Having personally flipped over thirty homes, this home expert is regularly featured on CNN and HGTV, where he has an eponymous line. As host/producer of Extra’s Mansions and Millionaires
, Corbett is watched by 17.5 million viewers a week.