Home improvement projects are taxing for most homeowners due to the amount of time and effort they need to invest in handling such tasks. Kitchens and bathrooms require frequent renovation, given the everyday wear and tear in the form of broken tiles, obsolete appliances, dysfunctional lighting, peeling paint, and numerous other signs of damage. 

Instead of using your DIY skills, make sure you hire the professional assistance of a home renovation contractor. Nowadays, there are numerous home improvement companies, such as hiarhomes.com, which specialize in custom kitchen and bathroom renovations. The right contractor is supposed to be licensed, insured, punctual, as well as reputable. 

We hope the following tips will help you hire the right home…

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The average American household with a credit card has around $8,398 in credit card debt. 

This shows how common being late to pay bills is especially when you’re outgoings eclipse your paycheck. If you’re not sure how to catch up on bills, don’t fret. We’re here to help. Here’s how to get out of this sticky situation.

Catch Up On Bills

Make a Plan to Get Caught Up

The first step to getting your bills under control is to create a bulletproof plan.

First, list down everyone you owe, how much you owe them, and the exact amount you’re behind. You should also include what the minimum monthly payment is so you can create a clear timeline. 

If there’s a company that’s hassling you, pay them first. Your mental health is important so find ways to lower your…

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On this thirteenth episode of the Casandra Properties podcast, CEO James Prendamano is joined by his esteemed colleague Rebecca Matulonis -- and highly accomplished media production mogul and local business owner who has done very well for himself, Todd Bivona of Gotham Trinity Productions.

Gotham Trinity Productions comprises Todd Bivona, Michael Graziuso, and Michael Dellegrazie, and it was based on a common vision among them: to be a film and media production company that comes with extensive experience in the television and film industry – and brings that professionalism to local businesses here on Staten Island and beyond. “From the idea phase, writing, development, acting, shooting and editing, we are a full service operation,” says Mr.…

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Lots of handyman services are available today since these professionals specialize in so many things. You can read more about them on this site here. Many homeowners will appreciate experts who can fix everything inside their homes and do installations whenever they need these services. If you are one of the homeowners who are looking for someone in San Diego to fix something in your home, then you are on the right page.

There are a lot of handyman services out there, and each of them may be different. This is why it is essential to know how these experts can first help you and also be aware of the different specializations that the companies might have.

Types of Services that Could Be Beneficial to You

1. Installation of Drywall Inside Your Home

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Looking to purchase a home and not sure how much house you can afford? In addition to finding the right mortgage for you with monthly payments you can afford, there are other economic factors to consider.

Using a Mortgage Calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you estimate your monthly payments including principal and interest, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and private mortgage insurance (PMI). Use a mortgage calculator to help you determine your budget. Use the following steps to help you in devising a practical budget. 

  1. Begin your budget by determining how much you (and your partner) earn each month from all revenue streams. Consider if there are other ways you can boost your income to increase your budget.
  1. Calculate all…

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Planning to get your new house painted? Whether you are renovating your exterior walls or getting it done for the first time, painting the exterior walls of your house not only adds a vibrant touch to it but also aids in protecting it from externally damaging elements including harsh weather conditions. A fresh coat of paint can also increase the curb appeal of your property.

Finding reliable painters who can do a good exterior painting job for your home can seem like an arduous task with a multitude of contractors boasting their skills and experience. If you are looking for top rated Spokane painters, these tips can help you identify dependable painters who can give your home a facelift. Some jobs are best done by expert hands and with these tips, you…

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This stately broadside ranch in the heart of Great Kills is a dream come true: a corner property, beautifully refurbished and updated, inside and out, featuring new stonework, shingles, siding, and electrical work. The home boasts three bedrooms and a beautifully finished basement, along with two completely renovated bathrooms and updated kitchen. Situated on a generously sized corner lot, it has dynamic curb appeal, with beautiful stonework, a lush lawn and backyard, as well as overhead LED lighting around the perimeter of the ranch, which is striking at night. While only two minutes (quite literally) to shopping, small and mid-sized businesses, and dining, 83 Katan Avenue (on the corner of Miles) is close to all but still quiet!! It’s near…

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There are few things in life as relaxing as soaking in a hot tub, feeling your stress melt away as the jets tend to your aching muscles. 

And, the benefits don't end there. Regular use of hydrotherapy in a hot tub can help lower your blood pressure and help you get more sleep. 

Truly, there are countless reasons to add a hot tub to your backyard. But, how much does a hot tub cost? Are you ready to make this investment in your home and your health?

Wonder no more. Read through this guide to the price of hot tubs and learn about the different factors that impact the final cost. 

How Much Does A Hot Tub Cost

Average Cost of Hot Tubs

On average, hot tubs range between $2,500 and $20,000. If you're trying to determine the budget for your exciting new home renovation…

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This past July, over 1 million new homes were built. Having a brand new home sounds like the ultimate dream.

Imagine walking through a house no one else has ever lived in before. But is a new construction home everything you want it to be?

Before pouring your money into a new house, make sure you ask your real estate agent these questions. The answers will shape the rest of your home search.

New Construction Homes

1. Can Modifications Be Arranged?

Most new construction homes are built in subdivisions by one home builder. All the homes usually follow similar floor plans with slight deviations. 

Ask the selling agent if the home builder is willing to make some custom changes. For a small upcharge, closets and designs can be modified slightly.

Don't expect to…

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CEO James Prendamano sits down with real estate specialist and entrepreneur Robert Nixon for Casandra Properties’ 12th podcast episode this week.

James kicks off the episode mentioning that the Casandra Properties podcast is now heard in 49 countries around the world, with a YouTube Channel that has well over 8,000 subscribers. James Prendamano humbly thanks all the his subscribers and notes the feedback has been much appreciated and fantastic.

Rob Nixon has been with Casandra Properties for the last seven years, and James refers to him as the “rock star” of the office. “Rob Nixon is the first one in the office and that last one out at night, something that definitely resonates with me,” laughs James Prendamano.

Rob Nixon first began showing…

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