Plumbing is an issue that unfortunately is usually caught after it’s too late, especially in a new home when you have no idea what has found its way down the drain. It can also present itself in several different ways. Toilets, showers/bathtubs, and dishwashers, are just some of the ways plumbing can present a problem in your home. They also can have completely different fixes. Read More “Open House: Home Repair 101 – Plumbing”
In order for your home to be comfortable, efficient, and save you money, you need to understand the systems in your home. I’m not talking about a sound system or gaming system, but the inner workings of your home. The plumbing, electrical, HVAC components of your house. If you understand how your home works, you can prevent costly repairs, keep your home in good working condition, and can potentially sell your home without making any major repairs. In the next few Open Houses, I’ll be exploring common home systems that are typically expensive to repair, but are necessary for good home health. This week, I’ll be tackling your HVAC system. Read More “Open House: Home Repair 101 – HVAC”
You might have heard of a homeowners association from a relative, coworker or friend. And your experience with a homeowners association is probably highly negative or highly positive, depending on your acquaintance’s experience. So, what exactly is this polarizing component of different communities? In this Open House, we’ll dive deep into what a homeowners association is and if they’re the right fit for you. Read More “Open House: Guide to Homeowners Associations”
If you have spent this summer looking to take the first or next steps in homeownership, you are well aware of how challenging it can be. The lack of houses for sale compared to the large number of home buyers has made for quite the competitive real estate market. Perhaps you have been a witness to the crazy bidding wars that have drive home purchase prices above asking prices. All these factors combined create a misperception that now is not a good time to buy a new house. Read More “Market Trends: Buying a New House”
Interest rates are at all time lows, I’m sure you’ve heard. But what exactly is an interest rate? Why does it matter if they’re low? How can you get an interest rate even lower? In this edition of Open House, I’ll address all these common questions and more as you prepare to buy or refinance a home. Read More “Open House: Guide to Interest Rates”
A recent survey was released by Bankrate, stating that buyers remorse is currently exceptionally high in real estate. There are several factors that go into why these buyers had remorse, especially at higher rates than previous years. Some are the same reasons we hear all the time, but there are some reasons for remorse that are unique to the current real estate market. Knowing what some of the common reasons for home buyers remorse are can help you identify key things to think about and focus on in your home search to avoid having remorse yourself. Read More “Open House: How to Avoid Home Buyers’ Remorse”
We all have seen the news articles pop up on our news feeds and screens: the housing market is HOT. Interest rates are low. There aren’t enough homes for sale for the amount of buyers looking. You think, maybe it’s time to move? Plus, being stuck inside for the better part of a year or more is enough to make anyone realize you could really use more space. So, you decided to enter the housing market to sell your home. Now the question is: are you going to sell traditionally, or sell your home online?
With the rise of national websites offering to pay cash for your home, promising no showings and fast closings, it can be tempting to sell your home online to these companies. But what would you lose by doing so? Read More “Open House: Selling Your Home Online – The Real Cost of Convenience”
Buying a home can be expensive. Really expensive. At Homes for Heroes, we want to see all our local heroes find the joys of homeownership. There are many law enforcement home buying programs and grants out, so we broke down the options for you below. Take a look at some of the best assistance programs for law enforcement professionals to buy a house. Read More “Law Enforcement Home Buying Programs”
Being a police officer is an incredibly difficult job, and the brave men and women who take on such a role are true heroes. From stopping crime to lending support in times of crisis, there is so much police officers do for our communities. Sadly, it is often a thankless job, but not always. There are many businesses across the country who show their support for police officers by offering valuable law enforcement discounts. These discounts range from reduced prices on clothing to big savings on vacation rentals. Helping heroes save money is what Homes for Heroes is all about, so we’ve listed the best police discounts here for your convenience.
Nurses do so much for their hospitals, clinics, and patients. We think they should be rewarded for staying in such a demanding, sometimes emotionally draining industry. Check out this list with some of the best nationwide, online and in-store deals and discounts out there for Nurses.