Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody else paid part of your mortgage payment every month? Or perhaps, wouldn’t it be nice if somebody paid your whole mortgage? There are a few ways you can supplement your monthly mortgage with new found income from your real estate.
The first and easiest way to supplement your mortgage is to rent out a detached living space. If your home has some sort of guest house, you could rent it out to a qualified tenant and keep an eye on your property. In my market, there are several detached garages with what appear to be full bedrooms or potential 1-bedroom apartments on the space above. If you don’t currently have a detached structure, you could build [...]
Rain, Rain, Go Away
When the weather outside is less than inviting, you may find yourself faced with a choice: either go out and brave the downpour, or stay inside and try to find something entertaining to do. If you find yourself leaning toward being a homebody, we’ve got plenty of fun things for you to amuse yourself with. Here are eight great things to do when you’re inside on a rainy day.
“I’m no artist,” you might think to yourself. But don’t let your lack of formal arts education stop you from flexing your creative muscles. After all, some of the best art comes from inspired amateurs who approach creativity [...]
Fire Up the Grill and Crank Up the Music
It’s that time again! BBQ season is here, which means it’s time to invite your favorite people over for delicious eats and good company. Of course, no respectable summertime celebration would be complete without the proper summer jams. Here are our picks for the best backyard BBQ summer playlists.
Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23
This track’s undeniable groove may feel familiar, and with good reason. It’s one of the most sampled songs of all time. You’ve heard it behind Beyonce, Outkast, and too many others to count. But fi you’ve never heard the original, you’re in for a real treat. [...]
Now that summer is right around the corner, it’s time to get outside, soak up some Vitamin D and enjoy a picnic! I’m sharing my tips and inspiration for packing the perfect picnic, even if it means grabbing a quilt and heading to the backyard for an impromptu lunch in the sunshine! Find time at least once this season to dine alfresco and make some fabulous picnic memories.
The Basket & Blanket
While technically a picnic doesn’t have to include an official “picnic basket,” it sure is fun to fill up your favorite basket with all the essentials. Don’t worry if you don’t have the perfect picnic basket, a market tote or even a colored [...]