Rhonda Bever Blog

What's The Difference Between A Condo And A Townhome?

Posted by Step Beyond Media on June 26, 2018 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers
The world of real estate can be a tricky subject to learn all the different terms pertaining to diverse buildings available.  Today we are going over the differences and similarities of condominiums and townhomes. Condominiums, usually shortened to just condos, are a great item to purchase as an investment, a personal habitat, or even to rent.  Not considered a type of house, condos are taxed as an individual entity. You do not own the land around it or the building it is in.  Condos are usually ... read more

Your Guide To Moving With Pets

Posted by Step Beyond Media on June 25, 2018 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers  Moving  Tips
Moving is already a strenuous task, but when you have furry family members to move too, it can get complicated.  Your pets don’t know what is happening and it is up to you to make the transition as easy and carefree as possible for them.  Continue reading for some quick tips on moving with animals. You need to decide what form of travel you are going to take for the big move.  If it is within driving distance, probably better to transport your pets that way.  If it is too long to drive,... read more
Summer arrives and the electric bill skyrockets.  Maintaining a cool house in the summer is a challenging task, but with these tips you can lower your bill and the temperature in your home.  Although some of these tips will cost you money upfront, they will save you money overall. Let’s start with windows.  A quick way to maintain a lower temperature throughout your home is to keep the curtains drawn.  Windows allow a large amount of sunlight in, thus creating unwanted warmth during the... read more

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home for Summer

Posted by Step Beyond Media on June 20, 2018 in  First Time Homebuyers  Home Improvements  Tips
With the official start of summer finally here this week most people are spending more time outdoors its easy to forget about the inside of your home. Here are three easy and inexpensive ways to update your indoor space for summer. Wash your windows The bright summer sun can’t come streaming through dirty windows. The warmer weather is a perfect time to wash away ruminants of the cold season. Your whole house will feel refreshed with a little time and elbow grease spent cleaning the windows. Brin... read more

Tips to Keep You Home Cool in Summer

Posted by Step Beyond Media on June 13, 2018 in  First Time Homebuyers  Home Improvements
Now that summer is almost here, and the temperatures outside continue to climb you may be tempted to keep lower your air conditioning thermostat but hesitate to do so in fear of months of a high electricity bill. Here are four ways to keep your home cooler in summer without cranking your AC. Windows & blinds Open your windows at night or in the early morning when the weather outside is coolest. You will be surprised at how quickly the warm air is replaced with cool refreshing air. Keep your blind... read more