With summer officially over a week old, it’s probably time to start planning out your maintenance schedule. For some of you, this may be an annoying chore; for others, an exciting opportunity to spend some quality time on the DIY projects you love so much. But, whichever side of that line you’re on, the fact remains that home maintenance needs to be done, and it’s often best and easiest to break it up into seasonally-appropriate projects. Here’s a checklist to make sure you get to everything you need this summer (as a bonus, price estimates are included!).
Archives for June 2015
As everyone learned in 2008, the bank that issues your initial mortgage may not keep it for very long. Banks sell bundles of mortgages, and the servicing of mortgages. Unquestionably, much improvement has come since the big meltdown. However, many big banks still aren’t complying with customer-service standards imposed in 2011. But it’s not all bad news. Although regulators have now restricted Wells Fargo, Chase, U.S. Bancorp, Santander Bank, EverBank Financial Corp. and HSBC Holdings; they’ve also lifted restrictions on 3 large banks that have made improvements.
To be completely honest, we’ve never heard of the website Networx, but if you’re into home remodeling, it might not be a bad place to start. They have a giant section devoted to it — in fact, they have fifteen sub-sections! This article, with 13 tips on how to save money during your next home improvement project is a good example. It breaks the tips down into four categories: Getting Started, Materials, Labor, and Financial Help. Each contains a few good tips, so if you’re planning a project, check out the article, and the site in general.