Your home is likely your largest investment. You put thousands of dollars each year toward your home, and the emotional investment you make in it is truly priceless. So when it comes to protecting your home, it’s not something that should be taken lightly. Home security systems can be very expensive, and not all of us have the means to install them. Even if you’re on a budget, you still have home security options.
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With a little prevention, protection and recording, you can be ready for whatever the world has to throw at you – and at your home. Whether it’s water in the basement or a tree through your roof, you can take steps to prevent disasters from happening, and make your life easier if they do: Protect your home and your family, record your belongings before disaster, and document the aftermath.
Great news! Property values nationwide are on the rise. This means that local governments are reassessing properties to reflect higher home values. Here are a few tips to help you stay abreast of any changes in your taxes and insurance, as well as any impact this may have on your escrow account.
Is your bedroom too small to stow all your stuff? Having a small bedroom doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style for storage. There are plenty of creative, budget-friendly ways to maximize your bedroom storage!
If you want to make sure your air-conditioning unit is working like a charm in the summer, the trick is to take care of it in the winter. But you may be surprised by what experts suggest you do to keep your unit in tip-top shape.
A lot of people prepare their lawn for spring and summer, but there are a few things you can do in the fall that’ll help you have great grass when winter’s over.
Winter is generally not thought of as the best time to sell your home. Nevertheless, as the calendar turns to fall, you will still need to move your home in the market. While it’s true that the market tends to be slower in the winter, there are some things you can do to keep the heat turned up on your sales prospects even with a chill in the air.
We’ve all seen them: the gorgeous and pristine home with curb appeal that just seems to liven up the entire neighborhood, and the down-on-its-luck home with the weed-filled yard and shabby paint that makes the whole block look bleak. For people who live near both of these homes, they might understandably wonder if the first will have a positive impact on the local real estate market while the second will cause housing values to fall. The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.
Depending on where you are in the home buying process, you may have made a list of the features you want in your new home, the supplies you need for packing, the final to-dos of moving day and the beverage request list for all the people helping you move. But what about that other list? The one with your new doctor, pharmacy, bank, cable/Internet company and favorite coffee shop? Here's a list of things you’ll want to think about when moving to a new location, to help make that transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.