June 27, 2017

What to Consider BEFORE you DIY

With 35 years of all kinds of construction, (here in the Shenandoah Valley area for about 19 years) I have seen and repaired just about every issue a homeowner could face.  Regardless of the size of the property or the financial standing there has been one issue that is present in most homes that we serve and that is deferred maintenance.   With all the home improvement shows, pinterest, google and youtube videos available there is a strong inclination to at least consider doing it yourself. The Four Main Reasons Homes are not Well Maintained?  Time, Tools, Knowledge and Money! […]
May 26, 2017

How to Budget for Home Maintenance

It’s the American Dream – owning your own home…  you scrimp and save, pay off debts, clean up your credit, maybe even tighten the belt and do without for a bit… and you  save, save, save….  finally, with finances in order and pre-approval in hand the dream starts to feel like a possibility.  Shopping can be fun — the dream is coming in to focus…  maybe a few sleepless nights during the negotiations…  and then, there you are!  A real life, bona fide American Dream living homeowner!!! Time goes by and then one day it hits you.  You’ve been living […]