Category: Homeownership

How Homeownership Affects Your Lifestyle

Buying a home is often presented as the logical next step in a series of big life events. You graduate from school, build your career, potentially meet a partner, and then you buy a home. While there are a number of benefits to purchasing a home of your own, it’s not necessarily something everyone should… Read more »

Follow This New Homeowner Checklist

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, congratulations! You’ve worked hard to get to this moment, and you’re finally moving forward with a huge new chapter of your life. After all of the searching, and saving, and paperwork, you’re ready to move in and take ownership of your new home. When you do so, you may be… Read more »

Set Homeowner Resolutions for 2020

The new year is just around the corner — are you making any resolutions? You can stick with classic choices like, “I’m going to exercise more,” or “I’m going to learn to play the guitar,” but you may want to broaden your scope. While you’re working on some personal resolutions, consider making some resolutions as… Read more »

Are You Considering Energy Efficient Appliances?

Saving money as a homeowner can help you stay on top of mortgage payments and manage your monthly budget. Who doesn’t like saving money? Sometimes, the route to saving money starts with an upfront cost. Energy efficient appliances can save you money in the long run, if you’re willing to upgrade now. You might actually… Read more »

How Valuable Is a Master Suite?

You work hard to be able to afford a home, and as the heads of the household, you deserve a nice place to lay your head every night. A master suite that features a bedroom, bath, and plenty of closet space can be a wonderful feature in your home. If your home doesn’t already include… Read more »

Should You Repair or Replace When Staging Your Home?

Preparing to sell your home is all about getting your place in tip-top shape. You want to put your best foot forward during showings and open houses, and you want to do so in a way that has broad appeal. During this preparation phase you may want to make updates and changes to things like… Read more »

Make a Home Maintenance Checklist

Buying a home is a process, and certainly a big financial commitment. Once you’ve purchased a home, moved in and gotten settled, it’s time to start caring for your investment. That means keeping up with regular maintenance to prevent wear and tear. You may be surprised by how some simple steps taken on a monthly… Read more »

Should You Refinance to Complete a Home Renovation?

One of the perks of purchasing a home is that instead of just paying a monthly fee for rent, you’re actually getting equity for your money. You’re working toward owning the place where you live. Purchasing a home is a long-term plan, and your homeowner wants and needs can change over time. If you decide… Read more »

What Should Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cover?

Purchasing a home can be a huge step in your life, and while that home represents a practical place where you will grow and create memories, it also represents an important investment. It’s an investment that you want to protect. That’s why homeowner’s insurance is a must for your house. Choosing the right level of… Read more »

Save Money with Preventive Maintenance for Your Home

No homeowner enjoys having to shell out a chunk of cash for a repair, and yet, sometimes it’s unavoidable. If your water heater goes out, or you have a broken window, those issues require immediate attention, and likely, the help of a professional. However, there are some maintenance issues that are in your control as… Read more »