Books listed in this column are not necessarily recommended by The Times. All About Escrow by Sandy Gadow (Sandy Gadow, P.O. Box 80824, San Marino, Calif. 91108, $12.95 plus $2 shipping and handling) is the third edition of a large-format paperback that answers most of the questions the average home buyer will have about this mundane but important subject. There are cartoons by Dave Patton and plenty of sample forms. There is even a glossary and an index.
Manufactured Housing Industry Directory of Financing Services and Other Housing Related Organizations (Meetings+Plus, P.O. Box 1981, Palm Springs, Calif. 92263, $30) is the third (1987-88) edition of a publication that includes 18 separate directories of names, addresses and telephone numbers of virtually every source associated with manufactured home financing, government financing and housing agencies, housing trade associates and housing manufacturers.
The Home Inspection Manual by Alfred H. Daniel (Storey Communications Inc., Pownal, Vt. 05261, $9.95) is written in non-technical language and is aimed at prospective home buyers. Even if you hire a professional inspector to check out your house--and you should--this book will aid in understanding what can cause future grief if you decide to buy the house. It will also help decipher the professional inspector's report.