As homes and commercial buildings consume nearly 40% of the energy used in the United States, and the average family can use up to 400 gallons of water every day, its up to the homeowners to take the right steps to help our environment. Taking the time to make small changes and research energy-efficient alternatives can be the first steps in creating a friendlier environment for you and your family. In celebration of Earth Day, here are 10 ways to go green at home:
If you find yourself needing to lease a property but don’t know where to begin – or, if the term “landlord” paints a picture of midnight maintenance calls and unreliable tenants – working with a property management company might be the perfect solution. More than just dealing with repairs and collecting the rent, these companies can be a great way to help streamline your business and free up your time.
It’s easy to be inspired to create the perfect romantic date for Valentine’s Day, but what about for the rest of the year? Here are five locally themed date night ideas to help keep the romance going well beyond Valentine’s Day!
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The new tax law signed into effect at the end of 2017 should provide most Americans - and homeowners - an overall tax cut, largely due to the increased standard deduction and lower marginal tax rates. To offset the cost of these cuts, Congress curtailed some provisions that specifically benefit homeowners, like deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes.
Finding the right home can seem like an impossible task. Once you decide on where you want to live, you have to find a home that will suit your needs for years to come. The expense of buying a home goes beyond the closing costs and your mortgage payment – homes require maintenance, updates, and repairs on a regular basis. Older appliances may stop working and need to be replaced, and small remodeling jobs can turn into giant headaches if the existing wiring isn’t up to code.
Ah, winter in the south. The air is crisp, light, and nearly bug-free for the first time in ten months. Droves of Georgians turn off their ceiling fans and emerge from their townhouses and lofts to walk down cobble-stoned streets with steaming cups of Coffee Fox lattes and hot chocolates in hand. You can pull those brightly colored sweaters and scarves from the depths of your closet and take to the streets, its holiday-prepping time!
What is certain to transform your house into a home? It’s not the welcome mat, nor is it the wall decor lining the stairway. Undoubtedly, what defines a home are the beings that live inside of it. And more times than not, this includes the little (or big) ball of fur lingering at your feet, getting you up and active, and picking up dropped food. Let’s face it, life is so much better with a dog.
Making the decision to buy your first home is both exciting and intimidating. Gone are the days of landlord-maintained assets, static fees, and readily accessible exit signs. This is the real deal. With one Google search, you’ll find that purchasing a home is much more than locating the perfect space for the perfect price.