15 Home Maintenance Tips

It’s that time of year again, we have approximately 23.5 days to transition from the bitter Texas winter directly to the blistering heat of summer! (Ok, maybe not that bad. But you get the point!) This is the best time of year to take care of all those “home maintenance” chores that come with home ownership. This article is going to cover 2 main topics. The first is general home maintenance, and the second is 8 ways to make your home more energy efficient to keep your energy bills down in the heat of summer. Let’s get started!

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Why Did My Mortgage Payment Increase!?

Many homeowners are asking themselves what happened after seeing their February 1st mortgage payment! Seasoned homeowners may come to expect this, but the jump in your monthly payment can be shocking for recent and first-time home buyers. Below I will explain a few of the common reasons for the increase in your mortgage payment, along with some strategies to fight this price increase in the future.

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The Texas Homestead Exemption

It’s finally time! If you purchased a new personal home last year, you can now file for your Texas Homestead Exemption! And even if you have lived in your home for a number of years, now is the time to confirm you filed your homestead exemption properly.

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