Mortgage rates are one of the key factors in buying or selling a home. It's really pretty simple. The higher the mortgage interest rate the more expensive the monthly payment for a house.
So, let's pretend we're talking about a house that might sell for, oh, $400,000. A nice round number.
If you're thinking of buying a house you will need … [Read More...]
The other day I decided I needed a plumber.
It wasn't life threatening. There wasn't water flooding my house or things that wouldn't work. No, it was a relatively simple matter having to do with two toilets.
You see, toilets can be insidious money suckers. If they begin a slow leak - usually from inside the tank from a faulty or old flush … [Read More...]
At the same time it's pretty stressful. Nerve wracking.
You have decided to put your home on the market. That means you are planning to move someplace else. That means you have to start thinking of packing all your things and having yard sales or listing stuff on CraigsList. It means you have to keep your home in pristine, … [Read More...]
Real estate agents do a lot of stuff behind the scenes that their clients never really see. Even if the seller or buyer knew about it, they probably wouldn't care.
For example, the person selling or buying the house has to fill out a lot of paperwork or, at least, sign a lot of it. More often than not, the people really don't care what's on that … [Read More...]
Yeah. It's still pretty warm out there. Temps in the 70s. If it gets cool, it might drop to the 50s. Heck, it doesn't even feel like time to pull out the sweaters.
Yet, this is probably the best time to winterize your home.
Here are a couple of things you may want to take care of.
1. Winterize Your Outdoor Hose Bibs
Frozen pipes can be a … [Read More...]