Check out articles from this week that we found we found insightful.
Refinance an Underwater Mortgage – A common problem after the housing bubble burst is homes values dropping below the mortgage total. With interest rates at historic lows, it is a good time to refinance these mortgages, but it isn’t easy when the loan is underwater. Check out this article for some tips how to refinance in this situation. (Read more)
Dresser Restoration – Old furniture that are made from solid wood can be great for a restoration project. They are easy to sand down and repaint. The following example is one of the best examples I have ever seen. Paint was used for the side and stain for the flower on the top. Undoubtedly, this takes some artistic talent.
HomeSpot HQ Posts from this Week
Sink and Faucet Cleaning – Sinks are very robust and require little upkeep aside from routine cleaning. However, it is a good idea to do a very thorough cleaning job as a part of sink maintenance at least every couple months. This involves cleaning the faucet aerator and clearing the draining of buildup that may lead to a clog.
Who Invented the Toilet? – Any guesses as to who invented the porcelain flushing device found in every home today?
Water Heater Maintenance Checklist – An often overlooked task is water heater maintenance. At least a couple times a year it is good to drain the sediment, clean the heating element, and do an inspection.
HomeSpot HQ Acquired Home Maintenance Tracker – HomeSpot HQ is always looking for ways to improve the experience for its users. This week it was able to bring in additional resources by acquiring Home Maintenance Tracker, a similar online service.