Whether you’re shopping for a home, paying taxes for the first time as a new homeowner, or a longtime homeowner looking for new ways to save, it’s important to understand how your home impacts your taxes. Taking the right deductions could give you a big tax break that will ease your expenses and make homeownership
If you’re new to homeownership, you may find that there are more bills than you originally expected. Drafting a complete house expenses list goes far beyond the basics like utility and water bills. You’ll have a whole host of new costs to think about, though these also come with a new level of freedom. Though
Purchasing a home comes with a lot of paperwork. Though it’s no small task to keep track of everything, it’s important to stay on top of it all. Within that pile of papers, you might find some valuable forms that will help you save money on your home’s taxes. Since property taxes can amount to
Roof damage can happen at any time — but there’s never a convenient time to get a roof leak. Whether it’s hail, heavy rains, trees, or simply aging shingles, roof leaks can allow damaging moisture into your home. With home warranty roof leak coverage, you can take care of roof leaks quickly before they become
HVAC systems are typically covered under home warranties. They may be included in a basic or upgraded plan or require an add on to your contract. However, it’s clear that getting HVAC home warranty coverage can be very valuable, especially if your HVAC system fails when you need it the most.
There’s no way around it: remodeling your kitchen is typically expensive — and intrusive, kicking you out of your cooking space for weeks, even months. Most home owners will spend between $12,000 and $19,000. Some high end kitchen remodels can cost as much as $80,000 or more. But with smart decisions and careful planning, you
It’s fun to have a pool in your backyard, but there’s a not so fun part of pool ownership: maintenance and repairs. These can include pool cleaning and chemicals, repairs, and heating. And while they’re not the best part of owning a pool, they are necessary — and sometimes expensive. Proper maintenance of a pool
Installing a new roof can cost up to $12,000, with many homeowners spending at least $5,000 on a new roof. That’s a major expense for any home, but with proper maintenance, it’s one that doesn’t need to be made for 20 years — sometimes even 30 years depending on the materials used. Of course, good
There are many components involved in buying a home, and everyone approaches this process in different ways. The amount of financial planning, long-term commitment and overall readiness to own a home are things that everyone considers before signing on the dotted line, but we wanted to examine some more exact home-buying tendencies. Using a study
Can you imagine something worse happening to your lawn and your sense of smell than your septic system leaking all that waste? We can’t either. The potential consequences of such an event could be time-consuming, wallet-breaking and potentially hazardous to one’s health. Literally all of your house’s wastewater exits through a pipe to your septic
You have bought your first home. You are so excited about ownership, all that extra space and remodeling potential. But in the midst of all that daydreaming is when you come back to reality a bit; exactly how much will it cost to repaint that room or put in brand new windows? Well that’s where
After the hard work of finding and buying a home, the next years (or decades) are spent enjoying and preserving your investment. Regular maintenance such as routine servicing, upkeep, and repairs are critical to keeping a home in good condition. From weekly chores to larger repair bills, all these purchases can add up in a year.