Walking into your home to find that someone else invaded your space can be incredibly discomforting. Days later, you may realize they rummaged through property you missed. Whether you experienced this, or if you are looking for preventative measures, these home security tips will help deter potential burglars.
When moving into a new home, you want some basic tools around the house. Even if you don’t plan on any major renovations, you’re going to run into situations where you wish you had some basic tools. If you are planning on renovation work, you definitely want these items around. Without them, you may find yourself learning what it is like to break a water line, but not have the tools to fix the leak or shut off the main. That’s a story for another time…
The idea of moving doesn’t typically spark comments of excitement. Often, moving into your new home can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to figure out where to even start. You have tons to consider: project ideas, furniture arrangement, decor, and just getting your belongings to your new home. Whether you are moving to a fixer-upper or move-in-ready home, there are some basic steps you can take to make everything go smoothly.
I dove into the world of purchasing my first home this year. I want to share the process that I took so you have a clear path to buying your first home. If you’re considering buying a house, you probably heard the horror stories about how long and difficult the process is. Sure, buying a house isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but there is nothing to be afraid of. If you take some basic steps, the purchase is a breeze. The hardest part of the deal is just choosing what home you want, and making sure not to drift outside your budget. Trust me, I know those can be hard, especially with HGTV on nonstop during the search.
I separated this post into sections to make everything more manageable for you. Working in bite-sized chunks is the best way to go when buying your first home. By following through this process and making sure to do things in the right order, you will be miles ahead.
To make sure you see every step I took during my process, you can download a free checklist for buying your first home at the bottom of this post. Combine that checklist with the knowledge here, and you will be a pro-buyer in no time. Even better, you learned how to do it yourself!