This is an interesting conversation with Dave Ramsey about buying versus renting. As much as I would like to help everyone buy a new home, sometimes it is best to rent. With a new home comes expenses to maintain it, improve it that many times come up when least expected. It is important to be prepared... take a listen to Dave's perspective....
If your new home has textured walls it can be very tricky painting the corners and joints between the wall and ceiling. I saw this simple trick adding a bead of caulk to the tape line that looks to be easy and works really well. So when you are looking to upgrade your new home or existing home use these tricks to make it stand out.
My family just returned from a summer getaway to Clearwater Beach, Florida. If you have kids I highly suggest looking into the Clearwater Marine Aquarium summer camp program. It is a wonderful change of pace for the kids to learn about marine life and interact with other kids from around the country. As well it gives mom and dad a break to enjoy a little quiet time while the kids are snorkeling and running around. For more info visit their website at www.seewinter.com - I highly recommend it as well as the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.