Perhaps the only thing more exciting than buying a home that’s new to you is buying a home that’s new to everyone. A brand-new home is a blank slate, inviting you to make it your own – but it’s also a huge investment that could go drastically wrong if you let it. Here are four surprisingly common mistakes to avoid when shopping for a new home.
1. Not Working With a Realty Service Read More»
When you decide to sell your house, you might be tempted to list it as quickly as possible. After all, the longer it sits on the market, the more people might come across your listing, right? Unfortunately, skipping a few important steps might damage the final sales price of your property—which could put you in a bind when it comes to paying for a new place. Fortunately, you might be able to boost the sales price of your home by doing these two simple things: Read More»
If you have recently been appointed the property manager for an apartment building, then it is your job to take care of the day to day operations within the complex. You also must make sure that tenant needs are taken care of. One of your most important jobs will revolve around money handling. You will need to collect rent monthly, and you also will need to collect security deposits when the initial rental agreement is signed. Read More»
As you search through homes for sale, you might be tempted to consider a condo. Many first-time home buyers are drawn towards condominiums because they believe it will require less maintenance. Condos also tend to be less expensive. But there are some benefits to purchasing a single-family home, as well.
1. The Building Will Age
Though condominiums do appreciate in value over time, the building itself will age. Take a look at a condominium built in the 1940s compared a condominium built in the 1960s. Read More»
If you’ve given up growing cabbage in your garden because it always gets infested with cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni), you aren’t alone. Many home gardeners get discouraged and think their only solution to combat these garden pests is to stop growing cabbage. There are several natural options for keeping these pests from devouring your plants.
Cabbage Looper Life Cycle
Understanding the life cycle of the cabbage looper helps you break the breeding cycle and banish them from your garden. Read More»