Summer is well underway for most of the world, and for the rest of it, it’s right around the corner. But whilst everyone usually gets excited about the thought of summer, our homes might not. It’s so easy for the heat to cause problems, more so than people realize. But not only that, and problems seem to be amplified in the summer because it’s a time where you have so many things going on. Plans after plans are made to enjoy the summer, but instead, you’re dealing with problems around the home. … [Read more...] about Summer Heat Means Summer Problems
Just like everything else in life, nothing is guaranteed, including the safety of your home. You may be making monthly mortgage payments or have paid for it in full but one thing is for certain, your home and the contents inside it could get damaged. Some homeowners take the extra step of getting a comprehensive home warranty plan which protects them from the costs of paying for repair or replacing damaged items. This type of warranty will often cover big-ticket items like stoves, … [Read more...] about The Things that Can Happen to Your Home and How to Prepare for Them
In some older houses, basements are smaller and not high enough for people to stand up. These are known as crawlspaces and were primarily designed to keep air circulating through the home. While they are not suitable for living spaces, they can be used for storage. And they do need to be kept free of damp or they can become a prime spot for the growth of mold or mildew as well as other pests that like warm, damp spots. That’s why if your home has a crawlspace, it is important … [Read more...] about Tips on Drying Out a Damp Crawlspace
Modern homes are filled with electronics, with most people relying on various devices to help them to live a normal life. Computers have become incredibly popular, and smartphones are in just about every pocket, and this is just the start. It’s hard to find a house which isn’t filled with gadgets. Of course, though, electronics aren’t the only engineered areas in your home. Along with this, there are plenty of mechanical components, and these are the most likely to get ignored when you’re doing … [Read more...] about Mechanical Home Maintenance Which Can Go Easily Ignored
Buying a home is not a light decision - we know that you know this. The price of homes has shot up dramatically. In 1940 in the United States, the median home value was less than $3,000. You could buy this home (the Westly) for only $1,874. However when you factor in inflation, the median home price in 1940 would be around $30,600 in today's market. That might get you one-quarter of the typical family home nowadays. Why am I telling you this? Simple math - life is getting more expensive for … [Read more...] about Is Your Home A Money Pitfall?