First evaluate Location, Space and Amenities
(BPT) - Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you’re moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.
As a home seeker, the first thing you’ll evaluate is location, space and amenities such as fireplaces, granite countertops, a finished basement, deck or a swimming pool. The next thing to consider is cost, shopping for the right mortgage, making your down payment and negotiating other fees. Finally, you look at the various features inside and outside the home that make it safe, convenient and energy-efficient for you and your family.
To ease some of the stress of house hunting, here are a few top considerations to keep in mind throughout the process:
The American flag is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated
Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it.
"Flag etiquette can be confusing," says Mary "Dubbie" Buckler, executive director and national secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary. "Many Americans want to show patriotism, but do not know the standards of respect and traditions associated with flag flying."