The Great Recession of the last decade taught a lot of Americans many costly and valuable lessons. First, we learned to not trust Wall Street and their predictions — they are manipulators of money and have no soul. Next, if it is too good to be true then don’t believe it. Then we learned you’d better live within your means—don’t overextend yourself. The final lesson was that home values can and will decline and what you think a piece of property is worth may have nothing to do with reality.
It is apparent that home improvement television featuring younger stars who are gravitating to older styles and basic lines is inspiring a change in trends in interior doors. The style of the interior doors in Central Florida homes is primarily driven by the price and availability at the time the home was built.
There are no comparisons in the safety standards and technology of a 2019 Cadillac versus one from 1979. Today’s modern cars are safer, more fuel efficient and provide great luxury. Only a car buff who longs for the gaudiness of yesteryear would disagree with that statement.
The last three Atlantic hurricane seasons have seen major storms strike the United States, creating billions of dollars in damage. Hurricane Matthew in 2016; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017; and Hurricane Michael in 2018 were all devastating. In each case, Florida was in the bullseye.
Unless you are a construction expert, when you buy an existing home, the best investment prior to closing is a good home inspection. Any realtor worth their salt will recommend a home inspection, unless they are suspicious about the home’s quality. For an average-sized home, a typical home inspection costs between $350 to $500 depending on the detail of the inspection and report. Since most home inspections are submitted in email form nowadays, home inspectors seem to be adding a lot more pictures and fluff to justify charging higher prices.