It’s easy to think that everyone likes to decorate and make improvements in their home, but this isn’t always true. Some of us don’t know a lot about design and some of us have never lifted a paintbrush – neither of which means that we can’t pull off a bad-ass DIY weekend project!
If you’ve decided to buy your first home, you’ve probably already created a wish list. You know all the characteristics of the house that’s a perfect fit for you… but not so fast. There may be a few extra things that you need to consider before you start your official homesearch.
The #metoo movement empowered women everywhere to speak up about their experiences with sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Sexual harassment has become a weed of the workplace landscape. And even though most companies have fairly harsh penalties and a stated low tolerance for harassment on the job, many acts still go unpunished.
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to buy your first home and are gearing up to apply for a mortgage, you’re probably wondering how much of a down payment you need to prepare for. You may find that there are special down payment assistance programs in your area or that you qualify for a loan program that offers 100% financing (like a VA loan for example).
If you’re tempted to dip your toe in the property investment waters, there’s a lot to consider. From upfront costs to potential repairs, it’s important to have a solid idea of what you might be getting into.
It doesn’t matter what season it is, your home should always feel cozy and comfortable. Don’t worry. We’re not talking an epic event or a total renovation. A few simple improvements will have your home feeling like the zen space you envisioned, in no time.