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.
The inside of your home might be 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 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.
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.