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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.