Plants are so important in a home, especially a new one. Having the energy of life in your new home can make it feel like home a whole lot faster than not. However not all of us have the energy, time and overall discipline to care for our plush green friends. So to keep your plants in the ALIVE category check out these guys that understand that you may forget or not care as much…
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
The cast iron plant, aptly named for its ability to withstand even severe neglect, is one of the easiest house plants to maintain. The plant requires less care than most any other house plant in existence.
Light: Ideally, cast iron plant needs bright, indirect light
Water: A drought resistant plant. Water about once a week, or whenever you think about it.
Feeding: Fertilize once per year in early spring
Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata or Crassula Argentea)
Native to South Africa and fond of warm temperatures, jade plant is another of the easiest house plants to maintain. Because it is a succulent, it requires little water and needs only minimal care to thrive as an indoor plant.
Light: Jade plant likes bright light, but can tolerate less if needed.
Water: During summer, once a week. Wintertime asks only every six to eight weeks.
Feeding: Fertilize jade plant once every two weeks during the summer
Rubber Tree Plant (Ficus Elastica)
Also known as Indian rubber tree, this member of the ficus family is one of the easiest house plants to maintain. Provided with proper care, it also becomes one of several large house plants, reaching heights of up to 6 feet indoors.
Light: The rubber tree plant needs medium light, avoid constant direct sun, however.
Water: Soak the soil once or twice per week for the best results, though rubber tree plant can go a while without water. During winter, watering once every two to three weeks is usually sufficient.
Feeding: Fertilize rubber tree plant about once per year in early spring, but only if you want.
Moving is always a fresh start, a new beginning and overall wiping the slate clean for many. However when we are forced to moved, such as in the case with a foreclosure, life can not only be dauntingly emotional, but quite plainly pretty ugly. Avoid foreclosure with the tips provided below:
Make up those payments. If you are one of the many Americans that is behind in their payments, talk to your lending institution and asking for forbearance, or working out an affordable payment plan.
Missed payments spread out over long term Lenders may let you add a divided amount on top of the monthly payment that you already owe to pay back a behind amount. This is called a repayment plan.
Forgiving a payment If you can agree on a way that you will be current after missing payments (and don’t have the means to pay it back) your lender may give you a break and waive your obligation, or also known as debt forgiveness.
Back payments added to your loan balance. If you have good or acceptable equity and meet the lenders lending guidelines, the lender may increase your loan balance to include the back payments. This is called refinance.
Change the terms of your loan. If your mortgage is an adjustable loan, the lender might freeze the interest rate before it increases or change the interest rate to a more manageable rate for you. This is called a note modification.
Make a separate loan to you Government loans sometimes contain provisions that let borrowers who meet the criteria apply for another loan—which will pay back the missed payments. This is called a partial claim.
When selling a home, you really must put yourself in the mind of a buyer. Do you want to see all of their clutter, personal belongings and forgotten home improvement needs? Of course not. Now if you want to be a smart seller, you need to follow these 5 quick and easy steps to beautifying your listed home to wow potential buyers and to move on.
Storage Space – You want to assure that your potential buyers see room for all of their things. Expanding space that is already there would be installing a closet system. One of the main things that buyers look for is space to put all of their crap. Did you make enough room for theirs?
Clear the Clutter! Along with all of the expanding, your potential buyers still want to physically see the room for their stuff. So by physically clearing out the space that you are advertising is a key element. Making your house to as close to empty in your storage areas specifically will lead your buyers down a prim rose path.
Show more wood floor – Most people are not attracted to dirty lived on carpet if it is less than average. If your carpet is hiding those old wood floors in your home—rip it out! Wooden floors make homes look and feel more modern and functional, not to mention more beautiful.
Clear those old treatments – Bad, old, dusty, broken or unsightly are all words associated with window treatments that should be removed and/or replaced before a potential buyer comes in to look. Snazz it up quick with a set of new modern shades.
Be a good host – Most important factor in selling your home! Make sure that you greet your guests at the door, give them plenty of space but still be available for questions. Be the host with the most.