The light emitting diodes or LEDs are your buddies if you want a well-lit home without spiking up your utility bills. Compared to an incandescent bulb, LEDs use about 25%-80% less energy and can last up to 25 times longer. Therefore, switching to an energy-efficient light bulb like LEDs may help you save $75 annually. That’s the main reason why a lot of homeowners prefer using LEDs as artificial light in the house.
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Everyone wants to save money and most people are also environmentally conscious as well.  There are several ways you can save money around our home, and I have highlighted a few of these below.

Use a programmable thermostat

This is an easy way to ensure that you maximize the dollars you spend on heating and cooling your home.  You can program your thermostat so that you are comfortable while you are at home, without having the heat or air conditioning running as much while you are out.
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Whether it’s to create a more comfortable living space or work your way up the property ladder, renovating your home can be a daunting task. However, it does not need to break the bank and there are many tips and tricks that you can follow to renovate your property on a small budget.

Tactical Painting
Adding a fresh coat of paint to a room is one of the most cost-effective ways to make an obvious change. Nowadays, many people opt for light and natural colours as this gives the illusion of a bigger and brighter room. As well, white paints tend to be a lot cheaper, meaning you can transform rooms and not worry about the strain on your budget.
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When renting a property with other people, sharing housing costs is always a subject of concern. It is vital to work out a system of sharing bills and know what to expect on your monthly outgoings. Failing to design a plan could get you in major financial trouble even when you have played your part. In fact, bills are the most likely causes of conflict in shared properties and can become a barrier to living in a successful and harmonious home. Also, remember to discuss the variables such as what to do when a housemate decides to sublet or move out.
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How To Prepare Your Home To Sell Quicker

by Pam on February 2, 2017

When selling your home, the most important aspect is preparing your home for potential buyers, or people viewing the property. This will not only make sure your property is sold quicker, but can possibly add much more value.

If you do manage to sell your property, for more than you originally thought, this will enable you to buy a new house easier. However, when moving into your new house it is also important to figure out your finances first and you should calculate mortgage payment with taxes and insurance before you move into your new home.
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3 Reasons To Build Your Family Home

by Pam on January 13, 2017

Moving home is possibly the biggest financial decision a family will make. Most people look at the market for their next property, but, what if you decided to build a family home instead? Not convinced? Here are some reasons you should give it a shot:

Can Often Be Cheaper Than Buying

There are many cases where building a family home works out a lot cheaper than buying one. Especially if you own some land and know people that have built homes before. In this scenario, you’d be crazy not to build a house as it would be so much more affordable. Plus, you get more control over how much things cost when you build a home. Buying one means you pay what someone else tells you to. Then, you pay fees for surveyors and solicitors, and even a realtor too. Everything adds up, and it’s not under your control. However, when you build, you can find the most affordable contractors and haggle a price. You can also use affordable materials to drop the costs down lower. More importantly, you have no need for a large estate agent or solicitor fees at all. So, if your family wants to move house and save money, then building one may be the cheaper option. [click to read…]

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How To Lower Your Home Heating Expenses

by Pam on December 14, 2016

Are your heating expenses skyrocketing? Do you feel like you’re spending too much on heating in your homes? When you stay in a place that is characterized by regular cold climates, you tend to spend more on your home heating. For cold climates and weather, home heating becomes highly imperative. You can go to any length to make sure that your home heating is centralized and you get to spend more money too. However, here are some best practices to reduce your home heating expenses.

Maintenance

It is highly important that you begin to take maintenance into consideration. Regular maintenance of your heating systems make them last longer, thus you won’t have to spend more on repairs. You need to maintain the furnace system, replace worn weather-stripping, and do general and regular servicing of all the heating units. The weather-stripping around doors and windows can get worn-out and torn and allow cold air to come in. Most of the time, the biggest loss of heat in homes come from windows and doors, and this then makes the home occupants turn up the furnace system in order to make them warm.
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