You probably never thought that purchasing a new car could impair your ability to get a mortgage for a home. It’s one of several moves that you should consider carefully before applying for a big
4 To Dos For July To Save Money Get Ready For Fall
Dated: July 29 2021
When it's hot outside, smart homeowners focus their energies inside on these four tasks.
You know: Like taking advantage of your nice, cool basement.
#1 Organize the Basement
The two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal items. Just the kind of stuff that winds up in the basement. So this month, face your messy basement head on. Not only will you regain space, but you'll also save time and could even knock back clutter-related depression. (Yeah, that's a thing.)
Now that you've got it organized, maybe it's a good time to consider this next project:
#2 Finish the Basement
The solution to a cramped house could be right under your feet. Transforming an unfinished basement into a media room, home office — or even a rentable space — builds equity, upping your home's resale value. Start this project now, and you can kick back and enjoy your new space all winter long.
#3 Buy Paint on Sale
July. Not really the time of year you think of painting, right? It's usually too hot and humid. Probably why so many places put paint on sale this month. Stock up now, and you'll be ready for that painting project on your fall to-do list. (P.S. Latex and acrylic paint can last up to 10 years; oil-based, up to 15.)
#4 Hit Up Recycling Centers
Summer is home improvement season. That also makes it the savvy buyer's time to seek out deals at recycling centers and home improvement resale stores. Since this is project time — not to mention moving season — lots of folks are ditching their old stuff. Take advantage, and grab it up at super-low prices.
For Mark Ross, founder of Ross NW Real Estate and professional real estate broker, real estate has always been the career of choice. During his 30 years in the industry, Mark has gained experience in ....
Latest Blog Posts
While it might seem premature to think about selling a home before you even buy it, it’s important to remember that a house is an investment. And in an ideal world, investments make money—not
If you’re hoping to buy a house, the very first dollar figure you’ll want to know is the home’s price, of course. But a close second is its cost for each square foot—and the average cost for
Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices.Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with