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Searching for Good Bones

When looking for homes, there is something for everyone. Do you know what kind of property you’re searching for?. When our family looks for homes, we often look for “good bones”. What does this mean? It means a structurally sound. This includes the foundation of the structure. When you examine the home, are the updates that are needed structural or cosmetic. Structural needs could be seen as roofing, electrical wiring or plumbing and cosmetic needs could be thought of as undesirable flooring or paint color. Cosmetic repairs may be desired, but are not necessarily a top priority. By sorting information like this, we were able to narrow down our search and see the potential costs associated with each home we were considering.

Check out this link to learn more about the differences between structural and cosmetic fixes.

HE Appliance Rebates

Have you upgraded your appliances recently? If not, it may be worth thinking about, from a cost savings standpoint and from an efficiency standpoint as well. Last year, our family purchased a new washer and dryer set. With the deal we scored and high-efficiency rebates we received, we ended up getting a great set for the cost of the most basic washer and dryer combo. Now we have been able to enjoy lower water and electric bills. This is something to considering if you think an upgrade of an appliance is on the horizon.

Check out Michigan Energy Optimization to learn more about incentives currently available.