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10 Pest Control Tips You Need to Know

Pests like termites, ants, spiders, and cockroaches can spread infections and cause property damage. Prevention is the best way to stop these pests from invading your garden and home.  If you have an active pest infestation, the best way to address the problem is to hire a Terminix pest control professional in Florida. However, if you opt for the DIY pest control route, there are safety and other factors that you should be aware of. You can try these simple tricks and tips to protect your property against pests before hiring a pest control company. 1. Declutter Your Home A crucial pest control tip is to dispose of the things you do not need. If you have boxes or children’s toys that you don’t use ...

3 Lawn Care Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

Photo by Dianne from Pexels One of the first things that buyers notice when shopping for a new home is the front lawn. Whether you plan on selling the house or just making some renovations to your yard, adding curb appeal is a great way to make your home stand out. If you are looking to have the best looking lawn and boost curb appeal, here are a few tips. 1. Go Green One of the best ways to boost curb appeal is to green your lawn. You can do this by adding fresh green grass and flowers to your yard. But, for it to remain evergreen all season, you have to fertilize, aerate, hydrate and de-weed it regularly. Hire TruGreen in Florida for help with these more ...

5 Tips for First-Time Florida Homeowners

Are you purchasing a home in Florida? Living in Florida is a little different than living in other parts of the country, as its tropical climate and diversity are part of what makes the state so great. From Spanish-influenced architecture to an abundance of palm trees, Florida is the paradise many are looking for. As a first-time homeowner in Florida, however, you need to be prepared. In this article, we’ll go over a few different tips if you’re looking to purchase your first home in Florida. Keep reading to learn more. Consider purchasing a home security system As a new Florida homeowner, you want to do whatever you can to keep you and your home safe. One way of doing so is by installing a ...

Mortgage refis will get a lot more expensive. The industry isn’t happy

(iStock) Homeowners looking to refinance their mortgage are going to be in for a pricier ride. And mortgage and housing professionals, who’ve benefited from record low rates to do brisk business, are miffed. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae said Wednesday that they will charge an additional 0.50 percent, or 50 basis points, fee to lenders on refinance loans. That means the average consumer looking to refinance a home will soon be paying $1,400 more than they would previously, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Fannie and Freddie cited Covid-related losses from the coronavirus and economic uncertainty to justify the fee hike, which kicks in in September. The government-sponsored entities, which are under the oversight of the Federal Finance Housing Agency (FHFA), do not originate mortgages, ...

Buying a House During a Recession?

Read This First While any recession indicates general economic hardship for a country-at-large, it’s typically an advantageous time for first-time home buyers and investment buyers. Along with home prices being lower, mortgage rates also tend to be lower. However, there are downsides to buying during a recession as well, and it’s important to take the right approach if you want to make the right decisions along the way. If you are thinking about buying your first home or an investment property in the midst of a recession, consider these tips before you dive in: Evaluate Your Financial Standing First of all, take a look at your finances and take an honest assessment. How much house can you afford? Even if you find a great deal ...