As the landlord of a rental property, finding and keeping tenants is the best way to protect your investment and build your wealth over time. By being proactive, you can recruit and retain good tenants.
Here’s a quick look at how to find — and keep — tenants to make your income property profitable.
The furnace has been inspected and serviced, and you lower the thermostat when you are away from home, but your heating bill is still taking a big bite out of your budget.
Despite it being frustrating to see such small returns, saving money on your heating bill doesn’t have to be difficult.
Consider adding these small things to what you are doing now and see how much you can save this winter:
1. Dress warm
As much as 5% can be saved on your heating costs for every degree that you lower your thermostat (in the 60 to 70 degree range).
While you are away from home or sleeping, set your thermostat as low as 55 degrees to reduce your heating bill – by up to 20 percent! If you have a heat pump, this won’t work as it requires warmer temperatures to run)
Building a house is an exciting process. With careful planning, you can create your dream space. However, homes are expensive, so it’s important to create a budget. If you’re thinking about building a home, read these essential tips for building a house on a budget for valuable information.
Create a Detailed Plan
Before you break ground, it’s critical to create a detailed plan. Your plan includes but is not limited to blueprints, material costs, and an estimated timeline of monthly projects. Without a detailed plan, you will find yourself making random adjustments that will derail you from your budget. Therefore, it’s best if you take your time when you create your plan. You can also talk to contractors and have them look over your details to ensure you’re not missing anything.
Whether you’re a seasoned home renovation pro or you shudder at the thought of making a bad paint color decision, there’s something to be said for home improvement ideas that are easy to use and just as easy to change up if you don’t like the results.
Peel and stick wallpaper is one of those kinds of ideas.
It can be used to add pattern and color to plain walls without damaging them. Unlike traditional wallpaper (which requires messy pasting), peel and stick wallpaper is much easier to install and remove.
Peel and stick wallpaper options have definitely improved over the years, and today you can find colors and designs that suit just about any design style.
Few things can spoil a holiday with family faster than getting a call from the police that your home has been broken into.
The 2020 pandemic changed a lot in our society, not the least of which it put a decidedly big cramp in our ability to socialize with friends and family.
With travel restrictions easing, you’re probably making plans to visit family.
Unfortunately, thieves make good use of the holidays to do their favorite things…stealing and destroying.
But it’s not just criminals that you need to consider…accidents such as fires, water breaks or even ice drenched limbs crashing headlong into your living room plate-glass window can really destroy your vacation!