September 2019

Found 4 blog entries for September 2019.

 

Winterizing your home is the process of preparing your home for the challenging cold months ahead. Although that might be the furthest thing from your mind in August, getting the right tools for the job and developing a plan of action ahead of time will pay off later. Protecting your plumbing system, heating system, and cooling system while you can still get to everything in the warm weather is also convenient. 

Plumbing 

Anyone who has dealt with a ruptured pipe knows how difficult that situation can be. All of your furniture and personal items in the vicinity of the blast will get doused, and the water won't stop flowing until the water supply is physically turned off. Smaller ruptures in your pipes due to frigid temperatures can lead to mold

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Many people who own a home use escrow for their insurance and property taxes. That means the money for these two items is incorporated into your monthly mortgage payment and your lender takes care of paying them. That can mean you don't pay the close attention to your property taxes that you should. If your monthly mortgage payment increases it could be due to an increase in your property taxes. There are a couple of reasons why this might happen.

Your tax rate went up

One reason your property taxes might go up is that one or more of the taxing authorities raised its rate. In most jurisdictions, you are, at a minimum, paying property taxes to a school district and a city and/or county government. You might also be taxed by a community college,

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We realize not everyone can spend thousands on boosting their curb appeal. There are many ways to boost curb appeal that don't break the bank. Today, we'll be looking at seven ways you can boost your home's curb appeal on a budget. Let's get right in!

Invest In A Porch Light

If you invite guests over frequently, one of the most noticeable components of your front yard is the porch light. You should look to invest in a quality porch light that's both functional and visually attractive.

Make Your Mailbox Stand Out

You don't have to get a whole new mailbox, but putting a little bit of TLC into your mailbox area can make a big difference for your curb appeal. You may consider re-upping the paint on your mailbox, purchasing uniquely designed

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If you're looking to make a move to the city, one major decision to ponder is where you want to live. Urban areas are right in the heart of the city, while suburban living is often on the outskirts of the city. Today, we're going to compare urban and suburban living in six different categories. Let's get right in!

Home Prices

Urban: Home prices in urban areas are often expensive. This is because they're in close proximity to jobs, school, and work. Additionally, many of the homes offered in large urban areas are apartment complexes.

Suburban: Suburban homes are generally considered to be more affordable as compared with their urban counterparts. Additionally, you can expect to see quite a few single-family homes. 

Traffic

Urban: Urban

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