home buying

  • 5 Tips on How to Choose the Right Type of Home for Your Family

    Shopping for a home should be a pleasant experience, as would-be homeowners have a chance to explore their options and decide which communities and home features will best fit their needs. However, there are times when home shopping is stressful. When homebuyers don’t do the required research prior to starting their search, problems frequently develop. So, what can home shoppers do to make the buying process easier? Here are five steps home shoppers can take to make sure they find the ideal property.

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  • The Money Matters You Need To Think About When Buying A Home

    The Money Matters You Need To Think About When Buying A Home

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    Buying a home is a very exciting time. You’ll also know that it’s an expensive time. Saving for your deposit takes a lot of hard work, but the money madness doesn’t end once you get the keys. Even after you’ve paid your legal fees, taxes and everything else – there’s so much more to think about once you’re a homeowner.

    Prepare yourself for your financial future with some of these money matters to think about when buying a home.

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  • What is hp instant ink and why should you get it (including 7 months of free printing!)

    What is hp instant ink and is hp Instant Ink worth it? (including 7 months of free printing!)

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    I’m probably late to the party but I just discovered small business subscriptions for ink with the HP ink program and it’s a total game changer for working from home or your small business office!

    If you’re just here for the HP Instant Ink free months code, click here or use dbbg1g.

    Remember the old days of printing? Never fully understanding which cartridges to buy, or where to recycle. Running low on ink when you really needed to print something and more horror experiences than I can remember.

    I used to only have a professional black and white Brother printer that’s great for business admin, but as a creative business it’s a total game changer to now also own a HP color printer with unlimited (read: 300 copies a month) pages to print. And that’s a lot! But it’s only costing me less than $12 a month! Hello Instant Ink Program!

    What is a HP Instant Ink subscription?

    With an Instant Ink Subscription you get new ink cartridges in the mail without the hussle. It knows two main differences from other printers:

    Part 1: never out of ink

    Your printer is via wifi connected with HP, and it notifies them when you’re almost out of ink and they send you new ink.

    Part 2: pay for what you print

    You get a subscription for ‘x’ amount of pages per month, and you get to print those pages without any extra costs. If you don’t reach your limit, you get to take the rest of the pages to next month.

    Get started with HP Instant Ink

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    Original HP Ink ordered by your printer, delivered to your door.

    Instant Ink is HP’s ink delivery service. Your HP Printer automatically orders ink, and cartridges. The HP Instant Ink delivery service can save you up to 50% on ink. They are delivered to your door before you run low and you get to recycle your old ones, just add them to the box your new ones got delivered with and mail them back to HP.

    Monthly plans

    See how you can save time and up to 50% on ink that’s ordered by your printer and delivered to your door before you run out.

    Is HP Instant Ink Worth it?

    Yes! As a small business owner, blogger and all around creative I enjoy printing colourful pages so much. To print my own products and planners, to create vision boards and more. I got the 300 a month plan, and to be honest… that’s a lot. I was really happy with my free months of printing as well and to never go to the store to buy the (wrong) cartridges and all those things. I really enjoy the wireless part of the printer too. I hated those wires that came with my old printer and the fact that I always had to be close to the printer with my computer to be able to print. Now I just print from my mobile or laptop and it’s so easy!

    But keep in mind when choosing a HP Instant Ink plan that printing is not good for the environment and that you still have to get the paper. And those packages come often in 500 pages, so that would mean about one pack every month. Also, as a (wannabe) minimalist I’m not a big fan of paper everywhere, so I only print what I need to and try to use the paper twice if it’s just a draft.

    Trust me, start with a smaller plan

    So I suggest you start with one of the lower plans to see how you like it. How often you really need to print. I know how tempting it is to print every recipe you come across now and every beautiful motivational quote of image you find on Pinterest, and allll the planners you use but is it really necessary or will you print it just because you can ‘for free’?

    Get started with HP Instant Ink

    Head over to Amazon to purchase your HP Printer. I got one for just $80 and it’s working perfectly, even for photos. Click here for free months of Instant Ink or use the code dbbg1g for free months!

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  • The 4 Most Important Considerations When Switching Energy Suppliers

    The 4 Most Important Considerations When Switching Energy Suppliers

    When energy prices rise, you should think about changing providers to ensure you receive the cheapest deal. However, switching is about more than money. Sure, cutting costs is vital for home and business owners, yet there is more to a healthy relationship than how much cash you have in your bank account.

    As well as not paying over the odds, you want to make sure that you are listened to, and that your concerns are taken into account should you encounter any issues. With this in mind, these are the basics to concentrate on when moving from one provider to another. (more…)

  • Adding Value To Your Home By Updating Its Facade

    Adding Value To Your Home By Updating Its Facade

    The problem with the front facade of our homes is that everyone else spends longer looking at them than we do. After all, we tend to spend the majority of our time indoors. Even when we are outside, it is usually in the back, rather than the front yard! However, neglecting the front of your home isn’t a good idea. Indeed, it can have all sorts of disadvantages, including making it a more appealing target for burglars, and even lower the value of the property overall. Fortunately, you can read all about how to show your home’s front a little TLC and have it looking like new in no time. Keep reading to find out more. (more…)

  • Pixabay (CC0 Licence) While the life of a nomad has its advantages, there is definitely always something to be said for having the reassurance and comfort of four walls and a roof you can call home. All of the words that are commonly used to describe the experience of settling down have a purpose in this. Security, comfort, solidity… these are certainly all things that it’s worth having - and they are why we end up looking for somewhere that is ours. Having said this, it needs to also be considered that any decision you make on something as fundamental as a home should be taken very seriously. Taking the keys and storing away your possessions under a permanent roof is a commitment - and there is a reason that people talk about moving house as being a stressful experience. Once you’ve got your feet under the table, so to speak, it can be tough to get them back out again - so you need to be sure you’re happy with the arrangement. So there are some questions you must ask yourself before you make this commitment. To buy or to rent - it’s not such a clear-cut question The general impression that persists with regard to a permanent home is that it is better, if you can, to buy. There is certainly a persuasive argument along those lines. If you buy your home, you don’t have to worry about a landlord. You can make any decision you want with regard to its upkeep, and it is a solid asset that you can always count on when you need to. With that said, unless you have managed to buy the home with cash, thus avoiding a mortgage, you won’t truly own that home any time soon. You will need to guarantee a certain level of income permanently for the foreseeable future - potentially for 25 years or longer - so that you can make the repayments that allow you to live in the house. For that duration, the house will partly belong to the mortgage lender who fronted the money to buy it. Any decision you make on your future, you make with that knowledge in mind. Although renters have the knowledge that there will be a landlord to consider as long as they are renting a property, they can at least decide to vacate at shorter notice and won’t need to find a new occupier for the house when they want to move somewhere else. That being said, in some cases you’ll need to pass a credit check before you’ll even be considered for a rental. If you’ve been borrowing in order to fund a more peripatetic lifestyle, then you may need to ask “What is Debt to Success System?” and see if there is any debt you can discharge to make things easier. Do you need a house, or are there alternatives? When looking for somewhere new to live, there is always going to be the question of space to consider. If you’re a single person moving on their own, then you have a wider range of options; you can move into a bungalow, an apartment and even a studio and likely save a lot of money compared to renting a full house. If you only need one bedroom, or can even live without one, then your outgoing expenses and general maintenance will be greatly reduced. If you are moving with someone else - or even a few someone elses - then your choice will be reduced. You will also be looking at greater expense, and renting options will come with additional caveats; some landlords are reluctant to rent properties to people with children, or with pets; always read any tenancy agreement before you sign it. Is this where you want to live? Pixabay (CC0 Licence) Having a more permanent residence does offer more certainty and security, which are beneficial considerations. However, you need in turn to consider whether you want the certainty of spending the foreseeable future in this specific place. If you’re house hunting in the summer, don’t get carried away with how nice the area seems in the sunshine; how will it hold up in mid-January? In addition, think through an entire year or even longer. If you needed to find a school here, or have access to specific healthcare, would this home work for you? Sometimes we get tired of moving around, and just want to put down some roots. But be honest with yourself, and ask (and answer) the questions that need to be posed before you make a decision as long-lasting as this one.

    Questions To Answer Before You Go House Hunting

    While the life of a nomad has its advantages, there is definitely always something to be said for having the reassurance and comfort of four walls and a roof you can call home. All of the words that are commonly used to describe the experience of settling down have a purpose in this. Security, comfort, solidity… these are certainly all things that it’s worth having – and they are why we end up looking for somewhere that is ours.

    Having said this, it needs to also be considered that any decision you make on something as fundamental as a home should be taken very seriously. Taking the keys and storing away your possessions under a permanent roof is a commitment – and there is a reason that people talk about moving house as being a stressful experience. Once you’ve got your feet under the table, so to speak, it can be tough to get them back out again – so you need to be sure you’re happy with the arrangement. So there are some questions you must ask yourself before you make this commitment. (more…)

  • 5 Things To Look For When Buying An Older Property

    5 Things To Look For When Buying An Older Property

    Older houses are full of character and charm but can be both a renovator’s dream and nightmare. Purchasing an old house can bring with it a host of issues that are hidden under the surface that you will be required to fix at a potentially high expense. If you are considering buying an older house and are unsure what yo look for, here are 5 things to keep in mind when purchasing the property. (more…)

  • New Home Fundamentals That You Cannot Neglect

    New Home Fundamentals That You Cannot Neglect

    If you are moving onto pastures new, the chances are that you are looking forward to starting the next chapter of your life. While you may miss your current humble abode, you can make a whole new set of memories in your new little patch of bricks and mortar. Moving house can be stressful, but there are certain aspects that can bring you joy. If you are purchasing a fixer upper, you get to put your own stamp and personality onto the interior of your new pad. The decor aspect of any new home allows you to get creative and have fun experimenting with color, styles and furniture.

    However, there is so much more to moving house. To make it a success, you need to complete a list of tasks to ensure that you don’t become frustrated in your new home. When you think of your current dwelling, you have working appliances, heating, a pleasant outlook, utilities, and a garden shed. You might not have any of this in your new home. It’s crucial that you set the ball rolling to ensure that these are in place before moving day. Take a look at these new home fundamentals that you cannot afford to neglect if you are to make a success of the new chapter in your life. (more…)

  • Buying A House? Be Prepared For The Following Costs

    Buying A House? Be Prepared For The Following Costs

    Buying your first house or apartment is one of the most exciting steps you’ll take in life. It’s a sign of true independence and a reflection of a lot of hard work. It can take many years to save for your first property, but it will be worth it when you get there.

    Saving for your deposit is one of the biggest challenges you can face to get on the property ladder, but wholly satisfying once you achieve it. But while you think you’re over this crucial hurdle, there are still other costs waiting to come the way that you need to be prepared for. 

    Find out what to expect for your finances when it comes to buying your first house.  (more…)