Archive for October, 2017

Savings No More For The House

This month is very hectic but I am so glad that I was able to do it. At first I was hesitant to spend for it but I realized how can we go forward if I will not spend a dime to renovate the stuff I needed to modify and I made it. The savings is totally gone now, I only have a hundred left in my savings account but of course I am planning to save again for adding a new bedroom, the master’s bedroom in the future.

I still could not take a picture of our new kitchen sink but I know I will someday, yes today would be a good idea but we will have to prepare early for church and trick or treat later, I am sure Faith will be very excited about it. So that’s it for now guys, ciao!

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Finding a house for sale that meets all your needs and wants is next to impossible

Finding home builders in northern VA who can help you build your own is very possible. This lengthy, complicated and expensive process requires services from qualified professionals that:

  1. Are an established business in Virginia
  2. Make it a habit to be reliable
  3. Have good relationships with suppliers, local inspectors and subcontractors
  4. Are trustworthy and keep clear communications with you throughout the process

If you are in the market for a new custom built home, shopping for an honest builder is essential. Here are a few tips so you can arm yourself with solid information to make decisions in your best interest.

Identify Your Needs and Wants

Before you can have dialogue with the builder about what they are building, you need to know what you need, want and absolutely cannot live without. Make decisions about the type of home you need and want.

Also, know how much you want to spend to build your dream home. Some builders only cater to a certain type of house. Others may only build within specific price ranges. Therefore, you want to look for home builders who fit what you need.

Be Clear with Builders

Once you identify your goals, be clear with builders on what you expect. This way, they can make a clear offer on how they can deliver on your wishes. If you really want hardwood floors throughout your new home, tell them that. Neglecting to mention such things means the builder cannot provide an honest quote and assurance that they can get the job done.

Speak with Industry Experts

You may find that talking to industry experts such as building material suppliers, real estate agents, lenders and code inspectors can provide more insight on what to expect. They can also give you their top five local home builders. Most likely, they have worked with many different builders in Virginia. If a pattern emerges of suggestions, you can use those names as a starting point for finding the home builder you need.

The length of time a home builder has been in business is one of the most crucial aspects to determining if they will do a good job. A seasoned professional is not afraid to answer your questions, even if it means educating you on the disadvantage of adding something to your home. Keep these things in mind and do your due diligence before picking carpet samples and paint colors.

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Birthday Celebration At Home

Just too busy here today because I will hold my birthday here at home. Yes you heard it right, I will be celebrating my birthday with family and friends here at home. It is my first time to really celebrate it like with foods and the like because usually I am just treating my kids to a restaurant but now it’s different. I am really really celebrating it. Picture will follow. hope so!

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Three Tips for Getting Your Yard and Garden Ready for Winter

As the nights start to get longer, it’s time to start getting your home ready for the winter. One of the most important steps that you can take to prepare and protect your home and property from the upcoming winter weather is to make sure that your yard and gardens are ready. Not only will you want to make sure that all of your outdoor stuff is protected and safe from things like snow, ice, sleet, hail, and freezing rain or snowstorms, you also want your home to be a welcoming place for visitors during the holiday season that makes the winter so special.

First, you should make sure you that have cleaned up all of the yard and garden debris from the summer and fall. This means clearing out all of your annual plants. Consider planting a cover crop for the winter like fava beans, or plant a crop that will do well in the cold, such as kale or garlic. Don’t leave any plant material rotting on the ground, since this will attract pests and make it more likely that your plants will get diseases during the next growing cycle.

Next, protect all of your plants by mulching them before the first cold snap hits. In many places, you can get affordable mulch in the form of wood chips from trees that have been cut down by your city or county. Other options for mulch include hay or straw, which can be bought from a farm or garden supplier. Or, you can use the leaf clippings that you have collected from the fall as mulch for your trees. Just be sure to chop the leaves up first, as leaves can form a thick matted area that stops water from reaching the ground.

Finally, make sure that all of the large trees in your yard are in excellent shape before winter storms turn them into hazards. Don’t hesitate to call a professional arborist to help you assess your trees and trim them safely. For example, if you need tree Pinellas County tree removal, a respected company like Pinellas Arborist can get the job done safely before the winter weather comes to knock down your trees.

Once your home and yard are ready for the winter, it’s time to relax and enjoy the holidays. After all, you deserve it!

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