When you buy a home, you know the cost of the house upfront. The bank also tells you what your monthly payment will be. However, there are many other expenses associated with owning a home. It’s important to budget for these costs because the little extras can quickly make your monthly mortgage payment unaffordable.
Do you have stuff falling out of the cupboards? Have you long lost the use of your garage? Homes can easily get filled with stuff - even stuff that you don't necessarily need. The solution is to improve your storage. Storing things more effectively will make better use of your space, will make it easier to find your important items, and will protect the items that are most important to you.
QUESTION -- We moved into our brand new house in October 2006. The basement is not finished, just insulated and has a vapour barrier. Last year, around this time, I noticed small water leaks, in three locations, on my basement floor coming from under the vapour barrier.
If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, you’ll want to also think about home insurance. We have some common questions and answers you’ll want to know about.
The Saskatchewan winter is here. From a builder perspective, one of the biggest challenges we face is helping our customers understand humidity in the winter inside a brand new home. New homes have freshly poured concrete that needs time to cure. The wood products used to build your home also expel moisture into the air in your home. This increases the humidity inside the home and is difficult to control over the first year or two. The condensation on windows will decrease as years pass.