There are many reasons why people are starting to buy land to build on instead of buying an already built home. Some of these reasons include land costs dropping, custom home building, cleaner air, and more space. Many urban dwellers dream of living on acreage outside city limits. So, before you dump it all for the countryside and buy land to build your dream home, it is very important to consider the realities first.
There are many areas that can create uncertainty and feelings of stress when planning the building of a new home. One of those uncertainties can be derived from the floor planning process since it is very critical to the total home building process. No one wants to have regrets after building their home and that's why it's important to consider a few things such as insulation installation, laundry room placement, and storage options.
Finding a leak in your sink’s water line can be troubling, especially if you’re low on the necessary funds it may cost to have someone repair it. If you have a water line made from PEX tubing, you can easily fix the problem yourself. Continue reading to learn how to determine if your tubing is PEX, what steps are necessary […]
A gourmet kitchen or a wrap-around deck are attractive, but if you are ready to invest in home improvements, consider first making your house more energy-efficient. Studies published in The Appraisal Journal estimate that your home value increases $11–$21 for every dollar reduction in annual energy costs. The easiest way to reduce those costs are by improving the three biggest energy […]
Nothing is worse on a sultry, hot day than coming home to a muggy house. The air conditioner is out, and you’re sweaty and cranky. Like many people, you may be thinking that you need more Freon (an air conditioning refrigerant) in your air conditioner. This is rarely the case, as your air conditioner reuses the refrigerant over and over […]
Having a great lawn is what most homeowner’s strive for anytime they design a landscape. If you are designing a brand new lawn, and live in the southern portion of the United States, you have a unique opportunity to fill your lawn with St. Augustine grass. As with the other plants and design ideas you are considering, St. Augustine lawns […]
Hail can wreak havoc on a roof. This should come as no surprise. After all, hail is nothing more than balls of ice hurling from the sky at terminal velocity. It should not be a shock, then, to learn that you should always inspect your roof for signs of damage after a hail storm. The signs of hail damage will […]
When you find land that you want to build on but you do not have the cash to purchase it outright, there are a variety of loan options available. Some of the loans that are available include hunting and recreational property loans, agricultural land loans, fixed rate loans, and unlimited loans. It is very important to have some money saved up that you can use as a down payment, however it is not always needed.
Improving your home's energy efficiency can help the environment and will also help to save you money. There are many ways to make your home more energy efficient and the most beneficial energy efficiency tips are also the easiest to implement in your house. Some of the easy fixes include, replacing light bulbs, closing drapes in the summer and leaving them open in the winter, and turn your lights off when you leave a room.