Spring is here, and that means it’s time to spruce up your home. If you’ve been putting off that remodeling project for longer than you care to remember, now is the perfect time to get it done to get ready for the fun months ahead. Here are five top home improvement projects to get done during the spring.
I love my grandma, and while I know she can’t do everything she used to do, I also respect that living with relatives just isn’t for her. She isn’t, however, ready to make the jump to assisted living. If you’re concerned about an older friend or relative who’s in the same situation, here’s what you can do to make things safe and easy some of the worry.
Considering the large sums of money associated with buying a house and how large a monthly mortgage payment is in relation to household finances, it’s understandable that most home shoppers get number fatigue when shopping for home loans. But if you’re in the market for a mortgage, you should consider whether or not a mortgage rate buydown might make sense for you.
DIY may seem like the most obvious choice for a moderately skilled weekend warrior, but we disagree. Some projects should only be tackled by a pro. Think twice before tackling any of these five home improvement projects yourself.
Where do U.S. homeowners insurance premiums stand after the first quarter of 2014? That depends on your perspective. If you take the short-term view, the average cost of a year’s worth of coverage increased to $810 in the first quarter – up a whopping .6% from the from the previous quarter. But if you prefer a longer view, the average fell 6.5% from the first quarter of 2013, when it was $864.
An appraisal report can be tricky to read thanks to a lot of financial and inspection jargon. Here’s a breakdown of 26 appraisal terms that will come in handy when you’re buying a home and trying to make sense of your appraisal report.
I have always had a love for the city; from the sound of roaring traffic and the crowds of people to the sense of community that comes with living in an urban environment. The cost of living downtown can be expensive, but there are some creative ways to help keep the cost of living and playing within your budget.
Today, Quicken Loans announced the first phase of education and youth-focused charities receiving contributions as part of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge. Check out the full list here!
Spring is here and so is spring cleaning. It’s time to toss out what you don’t use and make room for things you need. Although it may be tempting to simply toss out that old chest or that outdated dresser, don’t be hasty – you can repurpose them! Check out these four ideas to repurpose you’re furniture.
In recent months, my wife and I have been on the hunt for a house. Fortunately the search is over, but in the course of looking for our dream home, we were treated to a few – shall we say – interesting approaches to decorating. These screaming, shrieking examples of what NOT to do, are worth mentioning: