This month marks one year since stay-at-home orders were put in place. While those were lifted, many people are still spending most of their time at home, and many are still working from home. Working from home definitely has its perks. But if you’re still making do with what once seemed to be a temporary situation, you might think of this as your cue to make some changes and upgrades to your home.
So you’re looking into water heater cost. That usually means one of two things: 1) Your current heater is slowing down on the job and just not heating as efficiently as it used to. OR 2) Your old appliance is going out with a bang—leaking, making weird noises and peppering your hot water with rusty specks.
Whatever your problem—a sink that’s draining ever so slowly or that’s completely blocked—and wherever it may be, never fear. We’ve got ways to fix a blocked sink in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry or wet bar.
Awkward, isn’t it? Even if you’ve mastered the art of tipping restaurant servers and cab drivers, there’s still a gray area out there. You may not normally tip a handyman, but at times, you might want to. But is it acceptable to tip a handyman? If so, when and how much?
Over-the-top trends in hardwood floor colors are certainly striking. Deep grays, whitewashes and brightly painted colors add a touch … er … bucketload of drama to your home—but will you still love them tomorrow? Which new hues can stand the test of time? And what are the best hardwood floor colors to install for resale?
In the middle of a pandemic, Amy Traugh saw it as a good time to change her life. Earlier this year, the former health care professional became a professional organizer and launched her own company: Simplify Me.
I recently sold a home, and the buyer didn’t have enough money for closing costs. They asked me to sign papers that raised the purchase price $5,000. I want to know because the buyer got $1,000 of my hard-earned money. On the day of the closing, I hadn’t cleaned everything, so I told his lawyer I needed another day to finish up. They agreed, but I thought it was midnight the next day, and it was noontime. I made a mistake, so legally, they can do that. I want to recoup my money the same way they took it from me.
Our home has been on the market for one month. We started at $698,500 and reduced it to $685,000 after two weeks. The house is 3,564 square feet in a desirable older neighborhood. We’ve had two showings and much positive feedback. The only negative is that we have no backyard. Our agent now is recommending we lower the price again. We are not in a hurry to move as we have no other place in mind. Do we lower the price or take it off the market and relist it when we are ready?
First time or frequent buyer, here is advice to heighten your home-buying experience. “When buying a home, buyers often have many questions running through their mind,” wrote Joey Marino, president of Stark County Association of Realtors last year when he posted an article about “Security Tips for Homebuyers” at the association’s website.