September 10, 2015 rummy

Ever think about becoming a landlord? Read these tips first.Anything can and will happen as a landlord, from destructive tenants to bursting water heaters. So save up for maintenance and probable expenses — and surprises, too.  In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first “starter home” was practically perfect for us. And since we had moved there from a one-bedroom apartment with only two windows and a total of 500 square feet,…

May 9, 2012 rummy

Money-Saving Ideas Home maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. For the penny-pinchers out there, here are some inexpensive ways to Do Green Things Easily and Cheap 5 Seems like all the green talk today is about buying things: buy Energy Star, buy solar panels, buy tankless water heaters, buy new sustainable building products. Buy, buy, buy. What’s a budget-minded home owner to do? Follow these five easy, cheap green nuggets of advice, of course. 1. Resist the temptation to buy. If you’ve read this far, you’re probably already on board the no-buy boat. This first piece of advice is simply…