You have just made a huge investment by purchasing your first home. Like all investments, it must be preserved to keep it from losing value. While you may be tempted to immediately splurge on home décor, the first thing to do is set up a budget to include utilities, insurance and property taxes. Don’t forget to include routine home maintenance, both inside and out, that you didn’t have to worry about as a renter.
Spring is traditionally the time for weddings and buying a new home. But according to Trulia, that has changed and now both getting married and buying a home have moved to the fall months. This is actually a good thing for the new home shopper and perhaps for the happy couple as well. Here are more insights from the experts on the subject.
Any homeowner will tell you that owning your home is great because you can paint the rooms any color you choose, make the closets bigger to hold all your stuff in an organized fashion and knock out walls anywhere you please. One of the greatest benefits, however, has nothing to do with style independence and everything to do with saving money.