Author: Darren

Renting vs Buying in Florida

Have you ever thought about moving to the sunshine state of Florida? One of the first questions you will ask yourself is, “Should I rent or should I buy?” Let’s look at the pros and cons of Renting vs Buying in Florida! Mobility If you are renting it is easier …

How much does an FHA loan cost?

A conventional mortgage requires a 20% down payment. This amount can sometimes be difficult for buyers to save up so they begin looking for other options. One very popular option is an “FHA loan” which is actually mortgage insurance provided by the Federal Housing Administration. While allowing buyers to make …

What makes buying a foreclosed property risky?

Just about everyone has heard about buying foreclosures as a get rich quick scheme. There are ads all over the place talking about how much you can raise your net worth by buying foreclosures. While this is definitely true it leaves out a lot of the pitfalls you can face …

How to unclog an AC Drain line with a Shop Vac

The condensate drain line is an important part of your air conditioning system. If this drain line gets clogged up your air conditioner will start to leak water inside your home. This water can cause extensive damage so the leak needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Luckily this …

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Calculators

Before you agree to an adjustable-rate mortgage, use an adjustable-rate mortgage calculator to help determine what your payments will be when the interest rates rise and fall. Having this information will help you make a better-informed decision about whether an adjustable-rate mortgage is right for you. Using an adjustable-rate mortgage …

Why is my water not getting hot?

If you step into the shower and are greeted by freezing cold water it may be time to look at your hot-water heater. Electric water heaters are pretty simple and almost anyone can diagnose the issues that can occur. Water heaters can have a variety of issues such as leaks, …

Why do I have no hot water?

If you turn on the faucet and the water coming out is cold something is most likely wrong with your hot water heater. Once you go through the list below you should be able to identify what is wrong with your hot water heater. The hot-water heater is not getting …

Why is my hot-water heater leaking?

A leaky hot water heater can cause lots of damage inside your home. There are quite a few things that cause your hot-water heater to leak and we are going to look at all of them below. Faulty temperature and pressure relief valve The temperature and pressure relief valve, sometimes …

Why is my hot water heater noisy?

Your hot water heater should not be the noisiest appliance in your house. If your hot water heater is making a lot of noise it has a problem that needs to be fixed. Below we explore the most common problems that can cause a noisy hot water heater. Low rumbling …