Unexpected things like a malfunctioning appliance or the AC not cooling on a hot summer day can throw anyone for a loop. ? But as a homeowner, you have access to something that may help soften the blow: a home warranty.? Here’s some information on a relatively inexpensive tool that could save you money and headache in the future! ?
Home ownership is a joy…and sometimes a job. To help the place you call home treat you well, you have to treat it well. In order to do that – and reduce the frequency of big ticket repairs – performing small maintenance on a monthly basis is a good place to start! Replacing air filters, testing the smoke detectors, and flushing drains are just a few quick and inexpensive ways to show your home that you love it! ? For tips, visit HomeAdvisor Monthly Maintenance.
Who doesn’t want to save some ??! If you were a owner-occupant homeowner as of December 31, 2018, you may be eligible for a property tax exemption. Already have a property tax exemption but your situation has changed? See if there is a different type of exemption that you are eligible for. If you haven’t applied, why wait??? Most people know about Homestead Exemption, but there are other property tax exemption options that you may be eligible for. Applications for property tax exemptions are normally due by April 1st, so don’t delay! Visit the Tax Commissioner website for the county that the property is located to see what the options and requirements are.
Oh my…only 20 days until Christmas! ? If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to deck the halls!?? Whether the decorations are already done or it’s on your long to-do list, be sure to do so safely. Inspecting the decorations for damages, making sure outlets aren’t overloaded, watering live trees, and making sure exterior decorations are weather safe are just a few things you can do to keep your home safe while enjoying the seasons festivities. Click here for more tips on how to safety decorate your home for the holiday!
Baby, it’s cold outside! ❄️ Just like you prepare yourself to brave the low temps, you have to prepare your home as well. ? There are a few quick things you can do to protect and extend the life of one of your largest investments:
(1) Replace HVAC filters and test the furnace for efficiency
(2) Test and change the batteries of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
(3) Drain and turn off the water supply to exterior hosebibs
(4) Examine and prep doors/windows where warm air can escape
(5) Reverse ceiling fans to maximize warm air circulation.
For more tips on how to winterize your home, visit https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-winterization-checklist.