When you are investing in property, you typically have two choices. You can think about buying a brand new home. Or, you can consider buying a fixer-upper. Fixer-uppers are a great option for a few reasons. First, if you buy a fixer-upper, it’s possible to get a property even if you’re working with a tight budget. You typically won’t need a massive deposit to make this happen. However, a fixer-upper won’t be the right choice for everyone. So, let’s explore some of the key questions that will help determine whether this is the right … [Read more...] about Is A Fixer Upper The Right Choice For You?
If you want to make sure your home is safe, it’s important that you look out for problem signs that might develop early on. Finding obvious problem signs early on can make it less likely that you’ll end up with serious foundation damage later. However, first and foremost, you need to know what problem signs might be the most obvious. Here are eight home foundation problem signs you need to look for in your home. 8 Simple Signs Your Home Has a Foundation Problem Created By: Innovative Basement Authority Cracks in the Walls and … [Read more...] about 8 Common Home Foundation Problem Signs to Look Out For
It’s a common enough sight in most modern homes and the cause of much frustration. Drywall is inexpensive, easy to insulate, and easy to repair, which is why it’s so popular. However, it’s also a relatively weak type of wall, meaning that it can get damaged pretty easily. If you’re new to a drywall home or you’ve damaged those walls before and want to make sure it doesn’t happen again, here are a few tips to bear in mind. Avoid Letting Things Bump Into the Wall Too Hard Drywall is relatively brittle, enough so that bumping anything into … [Read more...] about Avoiding Damage to Your Drywall
Might seem a little strange for me to be publishing a winter-related post --- but did you know that the Southern Hemisphere includes most of South America, one-third of Africa, all of Antarctica, a small sliver of Asia (and parts of Indonesia) and all of Australia and New Zealand - experience their winter months when we here in the States are experiencing spring and summer? You may think that wintertime is the season when you don't need to worry about maintaining your home. After all, when the weather's terrible, there is little you can do … [Read more...] about Essential Home Care Tasks To Do This Winter
Hot water is not a big issue when it’s the middle of the summer. However, with fall and winter, we start noticing that the hot water isn’t so hot anymore and that we may have an issue with a water heater or hot water tank. Water heaters are one of the most important elements of any home, as you can see here. So, it’s important to pay attention to the signs of your water heater failing you early on so that you know when it’s time to fix it, replace it and get a new one. You don’t want to be caught off guard in the middle of the chilly … [Read more...] about How To Know When It Is Time for Water Heater Repairs and Hot Water Tank Replacements
Many people enjoy the challenge of going DIY. However, there are some cases where it can be best to leave it to the pros rather than attempting it oneself. Here are just a few home repairs that you probably shouldn’t take on yourself. Electrical work Unless you’ve had training with electrics, you should probably leave anything electrical well alone. Electrical work can be complex and if you get it wrong there could be a risk of starting a house fire or giving somebody a nasty electric shock. All electrical work has to be signed off as … [Read more...] about Home Repair Jobs You Shouldn’t Do Yourself
Your home is your castle. You should preserve it and protect it. And one of the most critical elements of your home is the actual roof over your head. A roof is there to protect you from the elements; it should also keep the heat in your home during the winter. You need a roof that you can rely on. It needs to be strong enough to weather any storm, and it needs to be one hundred percent free of any leaks. There are many ways that your roof can get damaged, with severe weather being a common factor. Birds can cause you a lot of hassle if … [Read more...] about What To Do When You Get a Leaky Roof
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, refrigerators, water heaters, jacuzzi, plumbing, and the home … [Read more...] about The Things that Can Happen to Your Home and How to Prepare for Them