Being a homeowner means having responsibilities of all kinds. Between daily chores, upkeep, maintenance and bill paying, homeowners have their hands and schedules full. But on top of all of these daily responsibilities, and mostly importantly, we have to make sure our families are safe. To do this, we need to be conscious of the hazards in our homes.
Though most people probably agree it is not the ideal time to buy a home, home shopping in the winter can lead to some great opportunities. You might find yourself in a position where you need to move during the winter (new job, losing your current rental, family illness), or perhaps winter is the only time you can really fit home shopping, and all of the glorious activities that go along with buying a new home, into your family’s busy schedule. Whatever the reason, we have outlined what you should know about winter home hunting and buying.
Though it seems as if we just put our summer things away and prepped for the fall, it is time to start looking ahead to the winter months and what they bring. With colder air settling in and even colder nights heading our way, we want to make sure our houses, and families, are well prepared for the first frost and falling snowflakes.
Remodeling your home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be very costly. Whether you have savings built up for your remodel project or you recently got approved for a line of credit, the money you have earmarked for the project can dissipate very quickly if you’re not careful.
Both new and existing home owners sometimes take for granted that their home is safe. Life gets busy, and let’s face it, sometimes we are running around so much that the things that are out of sight (and smell), are literally pushed aside or forgotten. Here we outline aspects of your home itself and things in your home to consider a little more carefully to be sure you have a safe haven for you and your family.