There is something so peaceful about living near the water. But as serene as this setting is, there are dangers to residing in locations close to bodies of water. Houses near water are more likely to flood. Here are some things to consider when moving to a flood-prone area if the water is calling your name.Read More
While you can live without cable or satellite, you won’t live very long without water.
But don’t think that just because you need water you’re stuck with paying high water bills every month.
Assuming you don’t have a hidden water leak, if you find your water bill going up month after month, there are things you can do to reduce your water consumption (without resorting to bathing once a week).
Guest Blogger: Nick Dunin of instantwaste.com.au
How much money is sitting in your bank account at the moment? Do you have any savings put away for a rainy day? Our home is the most expensive thing we own and we all probably pay a good chunk of our wages towards our mortgage every month. Read More
Every homeowner seems to have ideas in their head about what projects they would like to improve their home. The ideas are endless and vision of “what could be” makes us happy in our dreamlike state. Then reality hits.
The woman wants a new kitchen. She also hates the carpet in the bathroom. The man wants a “man cave” big screen TV or theater room. The hot water is not hot anymore and the hot water heater may need to be replaced. The kids want a pool. The budget is tight and you can’t afford everything. Choices need to be made. The negotiations, or selling pitches, begin on why this project is more important than the other. Planning out all your projects is critical to managing a home and keeping healthy relationships in the home. Read More
Rain is such a great thing for your yard however large sums of water or rain can reak havoc on your home. The average roof (1000 sq. ft.) will collect over 650 gallons of water with just 1 inch of rainfall. Too much rain could cause foundation problems and landscape rot. Additionally, rain can cause challenges with your gutters if they are not properly maintained. Gutters can accumulate rocks, leaves, acorns and other debris that clog or block the flow of water leaving your gutters useless and possibly causing more home structural damage. So take the opportunity and clean your gutters to make sure that they are free of debris and are functioning properly. Rain should be able to move through your gutters quickly and seamlessly without any over the edges flow. Read More