• Home Safety: 4 Ways to Increase Security in Your New Home
    Family,  Home Improvement,  Housing

    Home Safety: 4 Ways to Increase Security in Your New Home

    Shifting into a new house can be both exciting and worrisome. Buying a new home comes with many challenges and responsibilities. Apart from checking whether everything is functional before you move in, there are also certain things you need to keep in mind when you start living there. Home security is one of the most prominent issues one has to deal with when shifting into a new house. It is imperative that you keep your house secure from burglars to keep your loved ones protected and safe. Here are some of the top security measures you can take to protect your house. Secure your doors It might seem like this…

  • 4 Things To Think About Before Buying Your First Property
    Housing,  Money Matters

    4 Things To Think About Before Buying Your First Property

    When you’re thinking about buying your first property, you dream about the good things such as relaxing in your garden, waking up in a neighborhood that’s lovely, and building a life that you’ve always dreamed of. However, the property buying process can be difficult if you’re not prepared and at times, can be extremely stressful. So, if you’re thinking about buying your first property, take a look at these four things you should think about before making any decisions. Know what features you’re looking for, and be prepared to compromise It’s important to know what you’re looking for when it comes to buying a property; how many bedrooms, a rough…

  • 6 Things to Know When Dealing With An Unreasonable Landlord
    Family,  Housing,  Legal,  Life

    6 Things to Know When Dealing With An Unreasonable Landlord

    In 2019, there were 43 million properties being rented in the US (Source: Statista). Landlord is a catch-all term. Your landlord could be someone who is renting out a spare property or has a large rental portfolio. You won’t always be dealing with the property owner directly, but a third party who is managing property on their behalf. Most people have no issues with their landlords and property, but if you get stuck with the landlord from hell, there are ways to deal with it. Know your rights There are many laws in place to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords and poor housing conditions. Many people are unaware of most…

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Residential Propane Gas Use & Storage
    Around The House,  Housing

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Residential Propane Gas Use & Storage

    When using propane gas, the containers can be as small as a 20lb. bottle – which might be used for a BBQ in the backyard – but equally, they can be 120-gallon (420 lbs.) bottles. Nevertheless, regardless of the bottle size, many of the same precautions apply to keep everyone safe. Here are some of the main do’s and don’ts for propane use and storage. Do Source a Local, High-Quality Supplier While propane is a more affordable energy source than electricity, it’s still not used by everyone. Therefore, it’s beneficial to seek out a responsible, conscientious local supplier to obtain Orlando propane gas at a reasonable rate. Propane must be…

  • Is It a Great Time to Buy First House or Refinancing Your Mortgage?
    Featured,  Housing,  Investments,  Money Matters

    Is It a Great Time to Buy First House or Refinancing Your Mortgage?

    One of the biggest accomplishments we have as adults is obtaining home ownership. As parents, we work hard to provide the best for our kids and that includes a roof over their heads. With the ongoing Covid pandemic, some people are hesitant about obtaining a mortgage. Mortgage rates are at an all-time low, so this is the perfect time to jump in the market. For me, this could be the perfect time to think about refinancing my home. According to Fannie Mae, the market is expected to have a strong showing heading into 2021 with the release of the vaccine. This should make many people more comfortable when buying a…

  • 4 Key Things To Consider When Buying Your First Home
    Family,  Housing,  Investments

    4 Key Things To Consider When Buying Your First Home

    Buying a house is an amazing milestone. It’s something most of us dream of our whole lives, to have a place that’s our own, to call home. Many people save for years, putting every paycheck away to be one step closer to homeowner status. You might even want to build a home from the ground up – a project that can take years but is ultimately super rewarding.  If you’re starting a family, the pressure might be on to find the right home for you and your growing brood. The prospect is all so exciting, but like any dream, once you achieve it, reality can soon set in.  Being a…