June 1 marks the start of the annual hurricane season, and for the next five to six months we will be looking out for storm watches and hurricane forecasts. In the meantime, why not get your home prepared for the season? Here are a few tips to get your home ready to weather any storm:
It is no surprise that children get bored easily and fast! The best way to keep your child oohing and awing over their room is to make it a space they can call their own. Bright colours, functional storage and their personal touch, can turn any dull room into your child’s hideaway and paradise.
Pet owners all over the world can attest to not being very sure what type of pet best suited their lifestyle, but when they found their ideal pet they get hooked for life. So, how can you determine the best pet for you? Get a pet you can C.A.R.E. One you can take good CARE of, you can AFFORD, you RESPECT and you can ENTERTAIN.
It’s that time of year again when you break out your ornaments and make it a very merry affair. As early as October, we’ve seen holiday decorations slowly being hung everywhere we turn. Before you go crazy, shopping for every decorative item under the sun trying to show off your holiday spirit, perhaps you can consider creating some on your own. Since the season is all about family and spending quality time together, you can use D-I-Y projects as an opportunity to bond. Here are some easy to do and inexpensive ideas to create with your loved ones:
Are you thinking about buying a second home? Whether you're looking for an investment property, a getaway, or a place to eventually retire, plan to seriously consider these 7 essential steps.
Let’s face it, living on a hill, overlooking Jamaica sounds like a dream we all want to be a part of. Well, here are a few things to note about Red Hills:
Does investing in real estate pay off? The debate continues, some say buying a home is a smart move, but uncertain economic times cause others to see buying a home as high risk. But investing in a home is always a wise financial decision - as long as you make a sound choice, purchasing a house with characteristics that make it marketable.
1. Your home is a major life investment.
That's right. You will always need somewhere to live; you might as well own it. Think of your future and the stability you would like to offer to yourself and your family. Starting early and remaining disciplined means that someday rent will no longer be an expense, and you can rest assured that when you pay off your mortgage, you will have a permanent and comfortable space of your own. Changes or increases in your income can happen throughout your career, which can make your first-home mortgage even more manageable eventually.
The famous saying goes "Nowhere better than yard", and there are several reasons you should consider moving back home. Jamaica has a soul, filled with cultures and nuances that are hard to find anywhere else in the world even if we have our challenges.
Living abroad? Consider moving back home!
Saving towards your first home requires a focused approach and patience. Now is the time to begin working towards your goals. Every day is a chance to make a fresh start, aligning your actions which will lead to the greater good. "Rome was not built in a day," but with a few tips, you will be able to gain and make progress.
Save A Little Every Month
It may sound confusing, but setting aside a portion of your income early on will add up when considering your future homeownership goals. Try to make a budget that includes necessities, entertainment, health and determine how much you can afford to put aside. Approaching your budget with discipline will pay off in the long run.