As humans we like to collect things. I’m not sure if it’s some sort of primal urge carried down through generation after generation or if it is simply a byproduct of consumerism. Maybe a combination of both is at play, but whatever it is which might be the cause of our tendency to stockpile unnecessary knick knacks, curiosities, or souvenirs we all feel the urge to just get rid of all that clutter.
There are many great reasons to buy or rent-to-own a home in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is a beautiful city deep in the heart of South Central Texas and is full of rich history and cultural diversity. One of the most recognizable battles for Texas’ independence was fought in San Antonio and the fort known as the Alamo is still standing today in downtown. The culture of San Antonio is primarily influence by Mexican Americans due to its’ previous status of being part of Mexico, however there is also a very strong German cultural presence in the area due to a large influx of German immigrants in the 1840’s. Continue reading
It is one of the hardest decisions that a renter has to make. Should you go with an apartment? or should you rent a house? This is one of those dilemmas that every single renter has had the displeasure of trying to wade through, and its never an easy decision to make. At some point nearly everyone has been faced with this choice. It ultimately comes down to few key points or requirements that push you in one direction or the other.
The good news for the economy is the national housing market is still setting higher and higher prices. But while nationally those numbers are looking good, most of these reports focus on only the major metro areas of the US. While it is true the markets in metropolitan cities have nearly fully recovered, the actual recovery is far more muddled. Smaller markets are taking baby steps on the road to recovery and still have a long way to go. Meanwhile, cities like San Francisco are seeing double digit growth. It’s expected take at least another eight years to for the US to reach full recovery in most places. Continue reading
Who doesn’t like saving money? If you’ve been looking for ways to save some money on your energy bills, we’ve got some great tricks and tips that will help you make your home more energy efficient and save you some of that hard-earned cash.
Adjust the thermostat
One of the most simple ways to save on your energy costs is to adjust your thermostat by just 1 degree. Doing this can effectively save you up to $65 per year on your heating and cooling costs. Some thermostats are even programmable so they’ll automatically adjust according to the time of day. Continue reading