How much do you think your house is worth? Has it changed in value since last year? How do you know? Well, according to Zillow, property values are actually going up for many homes around the country.
How would you spend an extra $8,000? Would you put that towards your mortgage? Or maybe splurge and decorate your new home? Or would you use it to pay off other debt, like credit cards or a car loan?
While it’s much cheaper to do the improvements yourself, projects can often become overwhelming – especially for new buyers who have little experience with construction work. Making mistakes can also quickly escalate the cost of the project, so it’s crucial that every project is thoroughly researched and well planned.
So for the rest of us who cannot afford to decorate our entire homes in Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, or some exquisite boutique, how can we create the picture perfect home without spending tens of thousands?
Countertops are also one of the most frequently used surfaces in the entire house – so you definitely want to pick the right ones if you’re redoing the kitchen. To help with choosing the right kitchen coutertops, here’s a list of the pros and cons for each type of material.
Among the best renovations to make for your home, your kitchen gets you one of the highest return on investments. Most families also use their kitchen more frequently than other rooms, making this also the most useful renovation for many people.
Between the organizing, buying new furniture, moving old furniture, and small renovations, you’ve got an entire week of work already planned out. To help with the often overwhelming task of moving, here are 10 tips to hopefully make your move a little easier.
It’s good to be green. No, seriously. While overly pro-social messages generally irritate me (such as when Desperate Housewives added not-so-cleverly hidden messages of recycling into it’s last episode), I do agree with the efficiency of being green.
Do you have an FHA loan? Are you worried about falling behind on payments? Well good news, the Federal Housing Administration announced help for homeowners on their FHA mortgage before they become delinquent.
We all have to get in debt sometimes, whether it be for a home, car, or education. Debt itself is not bad, and you can even argue it’s necessary to get into debt just to get through life. However the important thing is that you always have your debt under control, as owing more than you can handle can lead to foreclosures and bankruptcy. To help with handling debt and financial planning, here are 5 steps to controlling your debt.