Summertime is often a time we see an unwelcome spike in our energy costs. Between air conditioning, fans, and pool filters running all day, we find ourselves looking for ways to cut our electric bills as much as possible. By adjusting our behaviors and making a few relatively simple and inexpensive changes, we can bring those electric bills down to a more reasonable amount.
Mortgage refinancing is somewhat of a hot topic at this time. With lower interest rates, the amount of refinancing applications is on the rise and these applications are keeping our mortgage lenders busy. However, the decision to refinance should not be made lightly. There are a number to things you should consider before you take the jump to refinance your mortgage.
It seems as if more and more people are dealing with the uncomfortable effects of allergies each day. When we think of allergies, we tend to think of the outdoors—the pollen, the grass, the weeds. But a lot of what is outdoors ends up indoors. That, along with the effects of allergies from things that are actually in our home, are causing allergic reactions in people that can often be controlled, or at least minimized.
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.