When you’re searching for a home on a budget, a short sale can look like a dream come true. In a short sale, the seller is selling the home for less than what’s owed on their mortgage, usually because they are looking at a foreclosure if they don’t. The seller doesn’t make any money on the deal, and the bank has to accept less money than they were originally owed by the seller, so no one is profiting on the deal except for you, because you’re getting a home for far less than what it’s really worth. Read More»
Suppose you’ve fallen behind on your rent payments, and may be scrambling to find a way to get quick cash to stave off your landlord. You don’t know if you can make it, but you certainly can’t afford the costs of eviction or moving. What should you do?
Or perhaps you’ve just entered one of the coldest winters on record, and your furnace breaks. Your phone calls to your landlord remain unanswered, and your lease prohibits you from contracting any repairs yourself or using a portable heater. Read More»
Having a bird feeder that attracts the local bird population can give you hours of pleasure. The only problem is that birds aren’t the only thing that are attracted by the bird seed. Along with finches and bluebirds come squirrels. These pesky, over sized rodents will steal all the seed they can, and can do serious harm to your feeder, if measures aren’t taken to deter them. Below are five humane ways to discourage squirrels from using your bird feeder as their personal dinner tray. Read More»
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over 2 million burglaries occurred throughout the United States in 2012. If you’re a homeowner, the safety of your property and family are a top priority, which is why you’ve taken several measures to keep them both safe. In addition to installing a security system, fences and gates, there are a number of other simple and inexpensive upgrades and safety-savvy changes you can make to make your property even more secure. Read More»
Are you concerned about security at your child’s school? A lot of parents feel the same way you do. With all of the terrible things that have happened on public school campuses lately, it is a legitimate concern, and one that governments at all levels are trying to address. Most schools have at least one police officer on duty at all times now, and security protocols for who gets to come on campus have increased. Read More»