Guest Post - 5 Things to Know Before Adding an Addition to Your Home

Adding an addition is one of the most obvious ways to ramp up the square footage of your home, which means boosted market value and more space for you and your family to enjoy. But adding a whole new section of livable space is no easy feat. It requires the careful planning of skilled professionals, plenty of patience, and, let’s not forget, a sizeable financial investment. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of adding an addition is around $43,000, but it’s not unusual for costs to soar to over $120,000. Make sure you’re aware of all the ins and outs of building an addition before you start bringing your big ideas to life. Here are a few things you should know.

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Guest Post - Learn to Be Organized: 5 Tips for Creating an Effective Home Maintenance Plan

It’s no secret that owning a home brings on a lot more responsibility than renting: if something breaks down, no landlord will come to fix the problem – you’re on your own. This includes keeping the home clean and well-maintained all year round. By now, your mortgage lender, realtor, and your mother have told you how important it is to have a well-kept home, and the Internet’s told you a million ways to do it. Let’s sum it up into an effective yearly plan.

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