Make a home down payment without wrecking your finances
Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Frank Gilliam is one of those people everybody wishes they had around — someone who knows what he's doing. After a 70-year career in carpentry, home maintenance and painting, Gilliam has pretty much been there, done that. But now, at 84, he's put down the hammers and brushes (well, almost). His urge to help out others isn't as simple to set aside.
(NAPSI)—Winter is in full swing! The cold weather is not ideal for working on outside home maintenance projects, so focus on sprucing things up indoors. These four winter tune-ups will give your home a pick-me-up just in time for spring.
Revamp the Doors
Looking for an inexpensive way to update your home? Give the doors in your home a makeover! Source unique doorknobs from an antique or hardware store, then paint your doors a different color to give your home a whole new look!
A common reason for many people to rent rather than buy is home maintenance. When the roof leaks or the air conditioner quits on you, they like knowing they can call the landlord or property manager to come to the rescue.
Yes, maintenance is an ongoing part of homeownership and can be expensive and frustrating.
Problems will arise - even in new construction. But many problems can be avoided, or at least resolved on your schedule, by following a regular maintenance schedule.
People of all ages spend billions of dollars on home improvements each year.
This means big bucks for fly-by-night repairmen who operate out of their trucks and scam homeowners out of thousands of dollars at a time while leaving their homes in complete disrepair.
Small problems have small price tags, but big problems can be financially catastrophic. Maintaining your largest investment just makes good sense. Priorities should include the most expensive items in your house, including the roof and HVAC system. Another priority is any task to deter one of your home's arch enemies: water.
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