August in Florida can feel like living on the surface of the sun. They don’t call it the "Sunshine State" for nothing. To make it livable you need central air-conditioning. A swimming pool and a job indoors doesn’t hurt either.
Keeping cool can be expensive. You can find the average electric bill in your area online. You can search by month, state and by city. If look at Florida in August you’ll find the average electric bill is $219.53 … [Read More...]
There is no other part of a new home that will pay you back. Sure, a home is an investment, hopefully one that will pay off when you sell it. But there is one aspect that can pay you back the first year you live in it.
Studies have shown that people stay in there homes between 11 and 16 years. First time home buyers, and builders, tend to stay in their homes longer, about 16 years on average. People who have owned homes before tend to stay for a … [Read More...]