When a person makes 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.
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.
When buying a new home, its safe to say that not many people specifically look for a small bathroom. However, many buyers find themselves in the position where they have to work with what they have, and often times that might be a small bathroom. While its often unreasonable to undergo a renovation to enlarge the bathroom, there are things you can do to make the bathroom you have appear larger.
Whoever coined the phrase “lazy days of summer” didn’t have a full house-hold of family members on the go. Whether you are a stay at home parent or you work full time, we all seem to have high hopes and expectations for our summer plans and projects. We assume that since the kids are out of school, we will automatically have more time get things done while planning our summer away. But how many times do you find yourself in the complete opposite scenario? Between juggling daycare, camp, play dates, and appointments with scheduled day trips to the beach, camping, vacations, we find our time dwindling and there’s even less time for the day to day things we need to get done.
As the warmer weather creeps in, we all start thinking about vacation days, beach trips and long summer nights. Besides all of the fun-in-the-sun things that are on all of our minds, we should also consider ways to get our homes ready for the warmer weather. A little bit of preparation can save headaches and money later. Consider following the below tips to be sure you are prepared.