You have decided to take the plunge and buy a new home…congratulations! What most people focus on when looking for a new home is if the cost of the home itself, the listing price, fits their budget. They start doing google searches and watching the realty sites to narrow the search down to homes within a certain price range. While this is certainly a logical place to start, the price alone should not be the be-all and end-all factor when considering your new home. Many other factors need to be considered in order to see the full picture of your potential new home. Here we will take a look at additional expenses that need to be considered as well as location, land, size and age.
As more and more people are opting to live off the grid and become more environmentally cautious, the idea of living in a tiny home becomes more appealing… to some. The trend is more popular with those trying to downsize after their children have grown and also with millennials who have just graduated from college and are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save money at the same time.
As a landlord, it is important to know whom you are renting your property to. Having the wrong tenant costs time and money, neither of which you want to waste. While there are no guarantees that you’ll find a person that will respect and take care of your property, running a landlord background check and taking the time to check your prospective tenants’ history will likely save you from unnecessary trouble down the road.
Whether your planning on renovating a newly purchased home or updating your family home, making sure you have a realistic and detailed budget is key. A well-planned budget to follow and modify as needed should be established before any purchases are made or contractors are hired.
You are selling your home and you’re busy getting ready for open houses and private viewings. You know you have to organize, clean, declutter, and clean some more. This is a daunting task for anyone, but when there are kids living in the home with you, this task can seam near impossible.