I had been working so hard to clean up the new home that I inherited. My grandfather willed it to me. He knew that his place was my favorite place on earth. He told everyone in the family that I would be the one to get his home one day, and everyone was okay with that. But after moving in, it was quite apparent that I would need to find some help for bird control in New Jersey very quickly.
When grandma was in his senior years, he slowed down a lot. He was always someone who took good care of everything that he owned. And he was a big DIY-type of guy in that he knew how to repair most things around his place or update them to keep things looking great. Continue reading
After looking for a home for years, I knew that the best solution to actually owning a home that I could afford would be to get a fixer-upper home. I also knew that the best way would be to buy it directly from a homeowner who was selling on their own without a real estate agent. So, I did exactly that last year when I bought an old farmhouse. The place had an old metal roof that needed a lot of work, and I knew that asphalt roofing would be much less expensive for me to have installed. I had some choices to make to figure out if that is the route that I wanted to take.
Aside from the fact that buying an old country home is what I could afford, that style of home is what I actually prefer compared to today’s newer homes that just do not have as much character in my opinion. It is what I grew up around and makes me feel most comfortable. The exude a warmth that many of today’s stark residences just do not have when I look at them. Continue reading
It has been a rough week for me, because my mother passed away last week, and now I am in charge of her estate and I have to figure out all sorts of things. Not to mention all of the personal grief I have experienced from her passing. But she was sick for awhile, and so I knew it was coming, but it still did not really get me ready for the finality of her death. I am trying to buy some orange county shutters for her house right now, because one of the things that I am going to do is to fix up the house she had been living in, and then to try to sell it in the near future.
That should help to take care of some debts that she had at the time of her death. Her final experiences were a bit more costly than she had anticipated, and so her life insurance policy was not enough to cover everything. That’s kind of unfortunate, because we did want to keep the house in the family. Continue reading