Maintenance Future Military Homeowners

  • Welcome Home: How to Throw a Perfect Housewarming Party

    Welcome Home: How to Throw a Perfect Housewarming Party

    For a military family that moves a lot, another new house might not be all that exciting. But the first permanent home you purchase for yourself and your family is certainly cause for celebration. A housewarming party is a great way to welcome others into your new place and show off your accomplishment. You don’t have to wait until everything’s perfect to have people over. Just make sure the place is clean …

  • 8 Cool Household Uses for Magnets

    8 Cool Household Uses for Magnets

    When you hear the word "magnet," you probably think of the little gadget that holds your family photos on the refrigerator door. But magnets can have other versatile uses around the house aside from decoration, and can offer practical solutions to household projects you might be having trouble with. Whether you want to create better storage or simply keep your food fresher, here are 9 cool household uses for magne…

  • 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…

  • The Best Tools for Your Home Toolbox

    The Best Tools for Your Home Toolbox

    One of the joys of renting is never having to fix a leaky faucet or hang a sheet a drywall. A call to the landlord typically takes care of most households fixes. Becoming a homebuyer means inheriting the title of landlord. First-time homebuyers can be caught flat-footed by the transition, but you don't need to be a home improvement genius to tackle many day-to-day fixes. A great place to start is by assembling…

  • 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…