Welcome to Homeowner Headaches – a website documenting our highs and lows of homeownership.
As the name of this site implies, you get to see how we have handled issues associated with our home (for better or for worse) as they happen.
After all, you don’t know what you don’t know.
And when it comes to the dog-eat-dog world of real estate and home improvement…
what you don’t know will hurt you!
This is especially the case when you realize that your home is likely going to make up the majority of what costs you money over your lifetime.
Indeed, we’ve made costly missteps (and have the battle scars to prove it), and we share our lessons learned…
so you can avoid such mistakes!
Armed with the perspective of our personal experiences, perhaps this blog might help to take a little of the bite off from the headaches of being a homeowner (or home owner).
We hope you find homeownerheadaches.com helpful, informative, and enjoyable (even if it maybe at our expense).
- Water Bill Spike! Why? How Could We Save Money?Our water bill inexplicably jumped! Why did this happen? How could we have prevented it and save money? We share our lessons learned in this write-up…
- What Is Weep Screed? We Learned This The Hard Way!What is stucco weep screed? Why do you need it? We found out the hard way, and we share our lessons to keep this from being a homeowner headache for you!
- What A Botched Solar Installation Looks Like & How To Avoid ItWhat does a bad rooftop solar installation job look like? Why was it botched? And what can be done to prevent it? We share our story so you don’t have to!
- Is Vivint The Best Home Security Solution? Here’s Our StoryIs Vivint Smart Home the best Home Security solution for our needs? We have used them for 5 years, and here’s what we have to share about our experience…
- 8 Major Jobs You Should Do BEFORE Moving In A New HomeMoving into a home can be exciting and scary at the same time. Prioritizing these major jobs beforehand will make it less scary and less of a headache!
- Our 13 Most Expensive Home Repairs & How To Prevent ThemWe’ve had the misfortune of experiencing the most expensive home repairs that plague homeowners, and we share our lessons learned so you can avoid them!
- What Is A Doorbell Camera (Video Doorbell)? & Why Have One?What is a doorbell camera (or video doorbell or smart doorbell)? Believe it or not, these gadgets are invaluable for home security, and here’s why…
- How To Get Rid Of Rats In The Attic & Keep Them Out!In this article, we’re going to discuss how to get rid of rats in the attic and keep them out of the house. You see, we’ve had the misfortune of having rats in the attic of … Read more
- CrashPlan Review: A Good Backup Solution Or Just Headaches?In this Crashplan Review, I go over my personal experiences with this computer backup solution for over 5 years and counting. Your computer and its data really should be considered a homeowner issue because it is … Read more