For many seniors, there’s no place like home. But living in a home that isn’t well-suited for senior residents can be difficult and even dangerous. Every day, seniors are injured in preventable accidents including slips, falls, and fires. With aging-in-place remodeling, seniors are able to retrofit their homes to make them safer, more accessible, and
Staging your home is an important part of the selling process. You want to make your home look as appealing as possible for potential buyers. Staging your home effectively will make buyers feel comfortable in your home and help them imagine what it might be like to live there. This is a powerful way to
When your refrigerator or air conditioner breaks down, it’s an emergency. And if you don’t have a home warranty service contract, it could become an expensive emergency. But if you have a home warranty, getting your refrigerator repaired — or an entirely new refrigerator — might cost as little as a $60 service call fee.
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
If you’re building your own home with a builder, you’ll typically have the option to choose and invest in upgrades like higher quality floors, appliances, and electrical options. Builders often have a dizzying array of options to choose from, and it can be tough to know which ones are a good idea and a smart
We all have our favorite rooms in the house, be it the kitchen, bedroom, or even bathroom. For many of us, it’s the room that offers the most reprieve from our daily lives that we love the most. However, it could be the room in which you invested the most time, money, and effort into making
Buying a home is a big step during adulthood. Home-owning takes being employed with a steady income, and in terms of the mortgage, no fear of a long term commitment. It makes sense that people want to wait until the perfect time, or until they find the perfect house, before they sign on the dotted
Energy efficiency is defined as “one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers” by the Dept. of Energy. Embracing cost-cutting practices and sustainability measures can greatly decrease your impact on the environment while also
When you own a home you take on the great responsibility of upkeeping every nut, every bolt, and each nook and cranny. It can be a tough job, but the investment is well worth it. While parts of your home might lose some of their sparkle or charm over time, there are always projects you can tackle that help increase property value. Some of these home improvement tasks are big, others are small, but each results in property value boosts that will make you and your wallet happy. Invest in your nest by trying any of these 25 value-adding projects!
Buying a new home is a great choice for homeowners who need to make a change, but for some, it’s just as easy to simply renovate. Small or large, renovation projects can add functionality, style, and a sense of pride to your home. Whether you’re knocking down walls, gutting your kitchen, or just throwing on