We are in the age of do-it-yourself projects and skipping contractors when planning projects around the house. Let’s face it, it’s expensive to pay for labor. However, watching YouTube videos and home improvement shows really does not give you all of the facts or prepare you for all of the precautions you need to take when deciding to forego the contractor and tackle the home-improvement project yourself. Below are important safety tips to follow before and during your DIY project.
You might have the inside of your home newly renovated with new appliances, fresh pain and newly finished hardwood floors, but if your home is lacking curb appeal, you may never get potential buyers inside your front door. Your home’s exterior, along with your lawn, gardens, garage and walkways need to turn heads and grab the attention of buyers and passersby.
When a person or a couple make the decision to become a homeowner, they determine the amount of money they are willing to pay for a new home. Unfortunately, not everyone considers all of the hidden and unexpected costs that go along with not just the actual purchase, but also the expenses that go with actually owning a home. This is where some new home buyers get in over their heads and become house poor before they’ve even moved it. Take the time to consider the costs and expenses we outline below before you determine how much your willing to pay for your new home.
Planning a trip can be very exciting, but there is always a lot to consider and a lot to do to prepare. Whether it’s a work-related trip or an adventure with your family, you spend time working out all of the details to make sure you and your family arrive safely and enjoy your time away. But one thing many people do not spend enough time planning is how to keep their home safe while they are gone. Below we highlight ways to protect your home so as not to come home to a very unpleasant surprise.
You’ve made the decision to move, and you cannot wait to live in your new house. But now you are faced with the decision of what kind of house you want to buy, and this goes beyond deciding if you want to live in a Cape, Ranch or Colonial. What you need to decide is if you want a “new to you” house, a house that is new construction, or a move-in ready house. It is important to know the difference and what each has to offer.