No matter how big or how small your yard, you want it to look great. You might think that this isn’t possible on a limited budget, but there are many things you can do that don’t require a great deal of money. Consider the following ways t0 spruce up your yard when you’re on a budget.
As much as 30% of your home’s energy energy loss can be due to older single pane windows. If they are drafty and leaky the loss can be even more. So replacing older windows is a project that can easily pay for itself. If you live in a place that requires both heating and cooling new windows can save you money year round. But replacing windows can offer other benefits as well.
As the temperature drops, your heating bills can soar. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling your home can account for as much as 48% of your utility bills. But a few simple steps can drastically cut your energy expenses. Here are some tips for home maintenance that will help you save money this winter.
Just because the weather is beginning to cool off doesn’t mean your home’s air conditioning system can be ignored in the coming months. A little preventative maintenance carried out in the fall could save you quite a bit of money next spring. Here are some tips for maintenance and saving money on your heating and cooling bills.
When considering home maintenance costs one “Rule of Thumb” suggests that you set aside 1% of the value of your home as a repair budget. So if you live in Pennsylvania and you own a median priced home of $195,000 you should set aside $1,950 per year for repairs. This doesn’t mean that every year […]
Buying a home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make. Home ownership can be one of the most valuable investments or one of the biggest liabilities you will ever have. So it’s important that you really consider every aspect before buying, so that once it’s yours, it becomes a great asset for you and your family. Obviously you want your property to build equity over the years so when you decide to sell, there will be a profit.
Unless you have unlimited funds it is always necessary to “count the cost” before beginning a major project like finishing your basement. The key of course is to know where you can and where you can’t “cut corners”. Whether you do all the construction work yourself or hire help costs can really add up. Here are a few steps to help keep costs down and still be able to have a basement that is beautiful, and a wallet that is just as full.
Remodeling a house adds a personalized touch and truly makes the home “yours.” That said, the idea of remodeling a house can cause mixed feelings about the whole task. The process can be as exciting as intimidating. The good news is that you can modernize your home all by yourself, with exquisite furniture and fixtures that offer your home a personality of […]