Homeowners associations (HOAs) can provide neighborhood amenities and may perform basic exterior maintenance tasks. That said, you’ve probably heard some horror stories about them: unexplained fines, towed cars, or spats between neighbors. To find out what people in the United States really think about HOAs, we surveyed just over 1,000 homeowners. More than half (59%)…Read More
Fixing Up Your Investment Property for Rental Income: Where to Splurge, What to Skip
One of the most popular homeowner trends right now goes beyond creating the atmosphere of your dreams. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Thanks to the popularity of home-sharing sites and the desire of many families to live in single-family structures rather than apartments, more people than ever are renting out their homes. Whether leasing…Read More
At-Home Services that Can Help Senior Veterans
As a senior veteran, you’ve served your country and your loved ones well. Once you enter your golden years, you’ve more than earned the right to enjoy your retirement, prioritizing time spent with your family and friends and on your favorite pursuits. For some senior vets, however, this is easier said than done. Physical disabilities,…Read More
Avoid These 3 Major Pitfalls of HOA Construction, Repairs & Maintenance
Most HOAs have rules about when it’s okay to make construction noise or how long equipment can be on site. Learn these and what other HOA rules you risk breaking and how to handle them during construction.Read More
Who Pays for a Home Remodel: HOA or Homeowner?
When it comes to remodeling a home in an HOA, there are some popular misconceptions. People often assume that if the work is inside the home, the homeowner pays for it. If it’s on the exterior, the presumption is that the homeowner association (HOA) will cover the costs. But it isn’t that simple. Every HOA…Read More
Homeowners Association Rules: Which Renovations Require HOA Board Approval?
If you own a home that’s not part of a homeowner association (HOA), you’re free to make big and small changes. Build a fence, remodel your kitchen, or paint your front door purple—it’s up to you. But for the estimated 22% of the population who do live in an HOA, you often need approval from…Read More
HOA Guidelines: Renovation Do’s and Don’ts
Living in a home that’s part of a homeowner association (HOA) has both benefits and drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is that when you want to renovate your home, the HOA determines what you can and cannot do. These rules are spelled out in your HOA’s governing documents, commonly called CC&Rs (covenants, conditions & restrictions)….Read More
Why Hire a Box Recycling & Pick Up Service?
Box recycling and disposal services help homeowners get rid of spare boxes in an environmentally-friendly way. Some areas have no state program in place, requiring homeowners to hire private companies. Contacting a recycling service can eliminate a difficult step for homeowners when it comes to box disposal. On This Page: Types of Boxes That Can…Read More
Outdoor Equipment & Furniture Installation – Assembly Service Costs
There are economical assembly services available to homeowners who struggle to DIY assemble furniture. The typical cost varies depending on the time of equipment. A grill only costs $45 on average while a shed might cost $400. While assembling outdoor features is not top-tier professional work, it can help you avoid the pitfalls of DIY,…Read More
How to Assemble a Ping Pong Table
With the development of contemporary furniture and indoor games has come the creation of rival assembly services. People who order ping pong, foosball or other game tables can contact special assembly companies to have them put together properly. Many businesses charge flat rates, between $30 and $60, averaging $43. This price varies depending on the…Read More