Maintenance Future Military Homeowners

  • Conquer the Clutter: How Cutting Out Junk Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    Conquer the Clutter: How Cutting Out Junk Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    Many homes may appear clutter-free at first glance, but an opened closet keeps no secrets. Stacks of boxes and bags are shoved in place so that no item can be removed without triggering an avalanche. This phenomenon intimidates many to the point of avoidance. It isn’t long before the stuff that belongs in an overstuffed closet begins to creep out into living space. In the book Life at Home in the 21st Century…

  • 3 Warning Signs of Expensive Fixes

    3 Warning Signs of Expensive Fixes

    The home shopping process can be long and daunting. Seeing several homes in a single day may wear you out but don’t let it keep you from paying attention to the details and looking for some warning signs telling you to move on to the next home. Things like foundation problems, mold and termite damage are sometimes difficult to spot but incredibly expensive to repair. Rather than spend a couple hundred bucks …

  • Add Curb Appeal with 6 Simple DIY Projects

    Add Curb Appeal with 6 Simple DIY Projects

    An all-too-common problem with moving into a new neighborhood is that all the homes look alike. The easiest way to make your home stand out from the rest is to dress up your yard with a little curb appeal. Contrary to popular belief, curb appeal doesn’t mean spending thousands of dollars on professional landscaping. Some of the biggest changes can come from simple weekend warrior projects. Front Door Make…

  • Remodeling Remains Popular for Thrifty Homeowners

    Remodeling Remains Popular for Thrifty Homeowners

    A recent survey of homeowners conducted by the National Association of Home Builders revealed some interesting statistics about what people are remodeling and why over the past year. It seems the mindset of a homeowner in 2012 may be different than those just a few years ago when it comes to remodeling. Top Remodels 78 percent of remodelers reported remodeling their bathrooms, and 69 percent were planning on …

  • 5 DIY Projects to Avoid

    5 DIY Projects to Avoid

    Everyone likes a good DIY project. Not only can homeowners save money by doing certain projects themselves, but the work can teach valuable home maintenance skills. As great as do-it-yourself projects can be, there are certain undertakings you should leave for the professionals no matter how much money you will save doing it yourself. Check out these projects we suggest leaving to the professionals to help you…

  • Air Conditioner Maintenance & Efficiency

    Air Conditioner Maintenance & Efficiency

    When you find yourself searching for flip-flops and spending more time outside, you know it’s that time of year again. Summer is fast approaching, and the weather across much of the country has already started to warm up. Now is the perfect time to get out and catch up on some basic air conditioning maintenance before you get caught in the heat of the summer. Doing some light maintenance on your air-conditio…

  • Why Roof Inspections are So Important

    Why Roof Inspections are So Important

    It’s easy to scrutinize a home during a careful walk through all the rooms and the yard. What’s not so easy is determining the condition of the roof based on how it looks. Fixing a roof can be the most expensive house repair an owner may face, with a full replacement ranging from $2,000 to $12,000. That means an inspection can be well the investment. Your seller may or may not pay the $200 to $400 in…

  • 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home and the Environment

    5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home and the Environment

    Even before you finance your dream home with a VA loan, you’re entitled to think about some of the changes you want to make around the house. Not every military homebuyer settles into a home that fulfills expectations down to the last detail. Whether it’s the landscape you plan to alter or the interior décor, here are some environmentally friendly things to do that also benefit you as a homeowner: Pl…

  • 6 To-Dos as Soon as You Move In

    6 To-Dos as Soon as You Move In

    The to-do list never seems to end. When you’re settling into a new home, dozens of things need to get done. For first-time military homebuyers, this list can look daunting even when it’s missing some tasks. There are a few important but easily forgotten tasks to get done as soon as you move into your new home. Make sure you add these to your list. Insecticide If the sellers haven't it done recently,…

  • 5 To-Dos Before You Renovate Your New Home

    5 To-Dos Before You Renovate Your New Home

    Sure, there can be some headache and hassle, but first-time homebuyers are often surprised to find that thrills come in bunches when purchasing a home. Veterans and service members financing a home with a VA loan experience these thrills, one of which is getting excited to make the home your own with one-of-a-kind renovations. Even when you find the house you always wanted, it’s likely you’ll want to ma…