Saving for a down payment can feel like a lot of work but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to know where to focus your dollars for the quickest results. These simple pieces of advice will help you save for your down payment with ease.
Buying at the right time is crucial, especially if you're upgrading to a larger property where you want more control over customizations. If you purchase your new home during a seller's market (when demand exceeds supply), the sellers have more leverage during contract negotiations. But in a buyer's market (when supply outweighs demand), you generally have more economic and personal freedom - meaning you can create a roomy house in a family-friendly neighbourhood that reflects your family's personality and lifestyle.
The challenge for multi-generational families living under one roof is to create private spaces for each family member. Everyone needs their own privacy and their own space. Often when families start searching for this type of home, they find that existing, older homes are simply not built for multi-generational living.
There is perhaps no finer way to spend a summer evening than grilling and enjoying the fruit of your efforts with friends and family. Doing so of course requires a properly functioning grill. Gas grills often have a long lifespan, but that can be shortened if you don’t clean and maintain yours regularly. Burners can get dangerously clogged, gunk can build up so much that it causes small fires, and rust can take over your once-beautiful cooking machine. Luckily, maintenance and cleaning doesn’t take too much effort. Read on to find out how to keep your gas grill functioning smoothly and belching meat-searing fire.