Frugal Village Forums banner

house

  1. General Chat
    I have no idea on how to get my boyfriends 10 year old son to stop leaving lights on in the house. When it is even daytime he turns on the hall light to the stairs to go to his room and will also turn on his bedroom lamp, t.v to play his games and then leave his room to go outside or even...
  2. General Chat
    Or rather than dedicated enough. Maybe crazy enough? Stupid enough?! Either way, there has been some interest in the fact that I have a tattoo that proclaims my debt-free status This was when I paid off my credit card debt in 2008. It says Debt-Free 2008. Right under that it says "Galveston...
  3. General Chat
    Have any of you every purchased a house that was For Sale By Owner? If so, what questions did you ask the owner when you toured the property? DH and I are looking at a house tomorrow and we want to go in prepared! Thanks so much in advance for your help/suggestions!
  4. Home Environment
    In the past year we've been to children's emerg 6 times, 3 of those in an ambulance, and missed countless weeks of school and work due to nothing more than the common cold and flu viruses. I have officially given up on my kids ever developing immune systems and am now just going to go to war...
  5. Home Environment
    ~The realtor took pretty nice pictures considering how much we didn't get to before she came. She mercifully didn't get shots of the sewing corner(the only corner you won't see in the kitchen shots),the closet interiors or the packed shed. We've since put in a lot more work and still have more...
  6. Green Living
    I found this article and thought it 7 Ways To Use Solar Energy Around The Housewas very interesting. I was looking at options for using landscape lighting as emergency backup lighting in the house. I had never seen the water tube ideas.
  7. Home Environment
    I am getting ready to sell my home and my realtor says that a kitchen update would help with the sale price. My kitchen is not super out of date - ceramic tile floors, new oil-bronzed ceiling fans, stainless sink with high arching faucet - but the appliances are just average (stove is oldest -...
  8. Relationships
    Last month, my husband came home from work and told me he was unhappy and wanted a divorce. After further discussion, I realized he did not want me there. {background - We've been married two years, and built the house 10 months ago. His name is on the mortgage and both of our names are on the...
  9. General Chat
    Well- my interesting weekend turned into an interesting week! Yesterday, DH went to the bank to get the seller's agreement, we have to meet with the homeowner get them signed and witnessed! They gave DH a copy of what the mortgage will be, what's needed right away (for appraisal), and also the...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    My neighbor is moving out today. He's just giving up on the mortgage. His wife left about 10 months ago and I'm guessing the cut in income hit him hard. Just wondering what the effects this will have on the rest of the neighborhood. Should we maintain the yard so the house doesn't look...
  11. General Chat
    We are currently renting a house that has a septic system. We have never had one before. We have always been hooked up to a sewer system.....this morning, the septic system backed up. Is this something that will happen if you run to much at once? DH and I took a shower, ran dishwasher and...
  12. General Chat
    I cannot believe it! The first ppl that looked at it bought it.... that's crazy, I'm still kinda numb from the whole thing. Yes we lost money, but we were chasing a falling market, and we actually did pretty good for the current market. dh and I are hoping on a plane on Wed to find and buy...
  13. General Chat
    This is great.... and not... all at the same time. I want to get outta here and back in IA sooo badly.. BUT, we have kids that are in 8th, 7th, and K. We'd really like them to be able to finish their school year at the (lame) school that they go to. Lame, yes. But the end of the year would...
  14. Home Environment
    Hi all - I am not great at keeping the house clean. I have a large house (3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, large rec room, large kitchen, living room, dining room) and am single, working full time. I have two cats and two bunnies to add to the mess. I recently started the daily to-do challenge, which has...
  15. Coupons
    Does anyone know of a good online Maxwell House coffee coupon for their ground decaf? I've been looking but haven't had any luck. Any good general purpose coupon sites? I don't know much about online couponing. TIA.
  16. General Chat
    I posted the other day about calling my hi company and getting our bill dropped from $844 down to $605. Agent had to do it as a rewrite since the renewal was already heading through the system. Received the app today and a couple of the discounts we are now getting jumped right out at me: 1...
  17. General Chat
    Well we got our renewal for our house insurance & it went up by $122 per year. I pulled out past coverage sheets and I got estimates from other companies. Then I called my insurance company and they gave me a 5% discount :) which brings the increase down to $71.90. I know it's still an...
  18. Home Environment
    I need simple plans with lots of flexibility. I don't like long lists to check off. The long list stalls me out before I start and I hate things not checked off. I like things to be my idea. I do them because I want to not because someone or something tells me it is time. Example today the...
  19. Coupons
    printable coupon http://www.wafflehouse.com/images/FREEHASHBROWNS120511.jpg
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    DH and I bought our house 5 years ago. It wasn't our dream home, but it was in the area we wished to be and was workable. Our dream is to build a home (dome, to be specific) and have some property (5+ acres). This house is sucking the financial life out of us. Our financial circumstances...
Top