Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments that you will ever have to make. When people go through the process of buying a home, they likely already feel overwhelmed with all of the money that they need to spend on a down payment, paying closing costs, and the expenses associated with moving.
Water is really important to your home. Your faucets, your washing machines, your toilets, and your bathtubs are things that you can take for granted. You do not really think about them too often. You just use the water in your home and move on with your day. But when you have problems — like a toilet that bubbles every time you turn on water or flush it — things can get ugly. Quickly. What can you do to fix it before it drains your bank account and leave you unable to use any water in your home for days?
A flood is destruction personified — wrecking houses, building, streets, and more. From your personal belongings to the structure of your property, floods create havoc and destroy everything in their path.
If you want your furnace to work optimally when winter sets in, it is important that you take some time out to check and prepare it in advance. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring a hassle-free winter.
Whether you are planning to buy a new home or you have already purchased one, you might have spent some time thinking about a home insurance policy.
A major risk factor for homes in many parts of the country is foundation movement as a result of expansive soil. The amount of movement at a given location depends upon the reactivity of the soil, but it can also vary depending on the weather, the time of year, and even the location of your home on the lot.
Hail is the scourge of summer in many parts of the country. In fact, over the last five years, hail damage accounted for almost 40% of all insured losses nationally, costing more than $15 billion every year.
Although a home’s windows do not last forever, well-maintained windows should last you 10 to 20 years at minimum. And that’s important, because your windows do much more than just maintain the overall look and appearance of your house. If they are high-quality and are...
A home is a hard-earned sanctuary for you and your family, but that doesn’t mean it is automatically safe by design. In fact, there are many risks in the average American home that go overlooked by homeowners until it’s too late. Therefore, it’s a good idea to know...