Your home is your haven, a space for relaxation and recharging. But when you’re connected to the rest of the world within seconds by a device in your back pocket, it’s easy for work and other worries to follow you home. Staying plugged in even when you’re at home can interfere with your personal relationships,
Home Renovations That Aren’t Worth It — and Ones That Are Home renovations can be expensive, and when you’re pouring thousands into your home, you want to know that some day if you sell your home, you’ll see that money again. While you can count on getting most of your money back on a
Your refrigerator works harder than perhaps any other appliance in your home. It runs around the clock to keep your food at a safe temperature — and most refrigerators will do this for 10 years or more. Give your fridge a break and help it do its job effectively my performing these simple refrigerator maintenance
Even in the middle of summer, the water heater can be the most important appliance in your house. No one wants to shower in 50 degree water, or try to do the dishes with water just as cold. Not to mention the cost of repairing it out-of-pocket can be a real wallet-breaker. But how do
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
It’s the thing you don’t think about, until something goes wrong with it. The plumbing system can be the most important thing in your house. And when there is overflowing or leakage, it brings peace of mind to know it can be fixed at minimum cost. Most home warranties out there cover plumbing, which without
Owning a home can be stressful, costly, and fun all at the same time. Of course, when you buy a home the first thing you want to do is protect the life and property within it. But figuring out the best way to do that can be confusing. Aside from typical insurance, there are home
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.