Author: Darren

how to replace a toilet Seal

The Toilet Seal is probably one of the least thought about but the most critical parts of your bathroom. The seal we are talking about is located at the bottom of your toilet and connects it to the floor. This seal is usually made of wax and called a “Wax …

Our old house is now listed on the MLS!

Well, it’s finally a thing! After talking for weeks and getting everything worked out. It is finally listed! I think the most stressful part of this process so far to me was the Property Condition Disclosure Statement (PCDS). With a newer house, this would be pretty simple but I had …

Beginning the sale of our old home purchased 5 years ago

We are beginning the process of selling a home we purchased five years ago using http://hudhomestore.com. This big red house was our first house and a major renovation project. We started working with our agent to begin the selling process about two weeks ago. Thankfully, we haven’t had too many …

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 buy in Florida?” 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 guide will show you how to unclog your ac drain line with just a shop vac in just …

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, …