Own a property? Preparing for changes of season can help you avoid costly surprises.
The seasons not only bring new foliage, but also new home maintenance tasks. From the first winter frost to spring cleaning musts, here are some lesser-known ways to upkeep your property all year long. These ideas come with a cost, of course, so make sure to either budget for seasonal maintenance (experts recommend setting aside about 1% of your home’s value) or pad your emergency fund. After all, your home is one of the most important investments you’ll make.
There’s nothing like watching the first snow of the season while cozied up at home, sitting by a crackling fire with a cup of hot cocoa. But, as a homeowner, you must learn to expect some of those small inconveniences that come with the winter wonderland outside your door. Anticipating minor issues like heating costs, freezing, and yard maintenance can get your home ready before the first frost:
You’ve probably heard the phrase “April showers bring May flowers,” – but did you know this time of year can also bring other obstacles like flooding and termites? See the tips below to keep your home as fresh as the spring blooms:
Sweet summertime typically brings us vacations and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, summer isn’t always all fun and games as scorching temps and potential flooding bring on a few household chores. Check these items off your list so you can enjoy time with your loved ones without worry:
As the leaves change and temperatures drop, there are a few administrative items you’ll want to take care of around your home:
As the seasons change, ensure an easier transition in your home by anticipating some of the pitfalls that come with each time of year.
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