Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Home Resolutions Every Homeowner Should Make

 


The new year is almost here, and with it comes those annual new year's resolutions. Often we try to center around ourselves, working to become a better version of ourselves with the changing of the year. However, how often do we make resolutions that center around our home? Homeowners might find that bettering their homes is also a great way to better themselves, so here are some of our top home resolutions!

Finally, Make Those Changes

If you have been putting off home renovation or remodeling ideas for a long time, make this next year the year to finally do it! There's no harm in change; change can be excellent. Whether it's work in one specific room or on your entire home, you can bring your dreams to life and, in return, make your year ten times better. 

Keep Up With Maintenance

From your HVAC system to your roofing, make sure you're up to date with all your maintenance requirements. Most professionals suggest you get annual maintenance checks, so start your new year right by ensuring everything in your house is working correctly and efficiently. This way, you won't have to worry about any issues, and you can save money on repairs.

Get Your Property Taxes Lowered

Save big money this new year by applying to get your property taxes lowered! There's still plenty of time to submit your request, so add this idea to your new year's resolution list and see the difference P.T.R.C., Inc can make for you. As the leader in property tax challenges, the staff at P.T.R.C., Inc. is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. Apply now!


Our clients benefit directly from the close working relationships we have established with the assessing units throughout the years! Contact us today to get started and see the difference we can make for your property taxes.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Last Minute Christmas Checklist

 


Christmas is right around the corner! You don’t want to feel rushed, so it’s best to make sure you got everything you need to get done or prepared for this week. Don’t wait until the last minute, AKA Christmas Eve, to do all your wrapping or baking. Here are some essential things you need to check off your Christmas checklist before the holiday week begins!

Gifts

You’re cutting it very close if you have not finished all your gift shopping for this season. For most online shopping stores, they offer ways to get same-day or two-day delivery. Even so, there could be issues with delays or packaging damage, so you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to buy everything. Have you checked off all the presents you wanted to get for everyone already? 

Wrapping Paper

Maybe not all of your gifts have arrived or been bought by now, but as long as you have plenty of wrapping paper and gift bags prepared, you won’t have to rush. This way, you can get everything decorated and ready to be placed right under that tree as soon as possible. Don’t forget the name tags and bows for decoration!

Pre-Baking and Cooking Fun

There are many kinds of Christmas foods that can be baked or prepared beforehand. You can freeze cookie dough for at least a week before they go in the oven. If you aren’t planning on cooking for the holidays, make sure you have all your catering needs paid and designed for by now. You might still have to do some cooking the day, but anything you can pre-plan will help you feel less stressed.


Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Holiday Home Safety Tips

 


The holiday season is here! And one of the best parts about this time of year is when we get to decorate our home for the occasion. There are so many ways to make it your own, with unique decor that light up differently from the rest of your neighbors. However, it’s essential to keep safety in mind. When it comes to getting everything set up before the holidays, we encourage you to always put your safety first before all.

Remember Ladder Safety

When it comes to getting those lights up around the house, most homeowners need to break out their ladders to get this task done. We urge you always to remember to have someone spot you while climbing the ladder and check the ground to make sure the surface is clear and has no ice or water. Some severe injuries can occur while using a ladder, so please be safe!

Electrical Safety

You have a lot that needs to be lit up during the night to spread the holly, jolly cheer for all to see. However, there are a few outdoor electricity safety tips to always keep in mind. Try not to plug too many decorations into one outlet, as the system could overload and cause your breaker panel to pop. Remember to invest in weatherproof protection for your power cords, as rainy or snowy conditions could cause damage to any decorations you have outside.

Fire Safety

For indoor decorations, make sure that you have the right lights and outlets for anything wrapped around your tree, furniture, or walls. If your system overheats or something happens with the electrical cords, and there is a spark, it could be disastrous. Research the correct lights for your home and turn them off once everyone has gone to bed, as there is no reason to keep them on 24/7.


Our clients benefit directly from the close working relationships we have established with the assessing units throughout the years! Contact us today to get started and see the difference we can make for your property taxes.

Friday, December 4, 2020

How To Save Money During The Busiest Time Of The Year

 


People tend to spend a lot of money when it comes to the holiday season. Of course, it's more about giving than receiving, so you want to provide the people you care about the kind of gifts that will make their holiday even more special! And so when you aren't spending this season, you can also save. Here are some of the top ways to save money during the busiest time of the year and how to achieve them.

D.I.Y. Decorations

You don't need to buy brand new decorations every year. A fun craft to take on is to make some D.I.Y. decorations to use around the house. It's a great way to bring the family together as well as tap into your creative side while stuck indoors. Anything has value if it's made with effort and love! 

Sharing Food

Instead of cooking all the meals for the upcoming holidays, try participating in a safe food exchange with some friends and family. Plan who will cook what and then leave the food you made at their doorstep to make holiday meals just a little bit easier. It's a great way to give back to those you love while still remembering social distancing. Who will cook what this year!

Save Money On Property Taxes

As we enter the holiday season and the new year, your property taxes' future can be less of a burden for you. As the leader in property tax challenges, the staff at P.T.R.C., Inc. is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990.


Our clients benefit directly from the close working relationships we have established with the assessing units throughout the years! Contact us today to get started and see the difference we can make for your property taxes.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Other Ways To Save Money On Black Friday

 


When you can’t go out to get some Black Friday shopping done, know that there are still plenty of ways to save money. Not only do these help you for that specific Friday, they can also be applied to the rest of the year. And you can’t argue that saving money is a great thing! When it comes to making sure you don’t have to empty out your wallet in order to get good deals and gifts this year, we’ve got some great ways to save. 

Lower Your Energy Bills

Your home ends up costing you a lot of money when it comes to your energy consumption. If you want to start saving on these bills, start getting into little energy saving routines. This includes turning off the lights in rooms no one is occupying. Make that extra effort to turn off holiday lights when they don’t need to be on as well. Also, make sure you check your HVAC system and that it’s working properly. If it is running smoothly, then it won’t cause an extra dent on your energy bills.

Online Shopping

Keep an eye out for stores that are doing special online deals this year. You can still save money on holiday gifts, even if you aren’t shopping in person! This is usually more known as Cyber Monday, however many businesses might be making exceptions. Keep track of your lists and order well before the deals end so that you don’t miss out on them.

Lower Your Property Taxes

What better way to save money than to have your property taxes lowered? Here at P.T.R.C., Inc. we want to help you, and we’re dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. We have worked with both homeowners and taxing authorities with an unsurpassed ability to communicate, facilitate and achieve great success in the assessment challenge process.


Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

DIY Thanksgiving Table Decorations

 


It’s almost that time of the year again, when cooking is made ten times more stressful than usual! Whenever Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s easy to focus so much on the food that you forget the aesthetic of the dining area. Since dinner this year will be more limited when it comes to guests, you can still make the day special with a picture perfect table. Here is our DIY guide for you:

Napkin Rings

There’s no better way to make your plates look fancy than with some nice, decorative napkin rings. You can make your own with fall themed material at your local craft store, or buy some custom made ones online. Either way, it’s a great upgrade to just placing your napkins to the right of your plate and calling it a day.

Tiny Fall Decorations

Make your own pumpkins and autumn themed table decorations and fill the gaps of your table to make the most of your holiday treats. Not only will they be picture perfect, but it’s a great way to remind everyone that we have the little things to be thankful for. Head over to your local craft store to start putting together some tiny trinkets.

Make Your Food Pretty

From beautiful cheese boards to mouth watering desserts, if you put a little extra care into how your dishes look this year they can make your table look amazing. Yes, we’re saying the food itself counts as a decoration. Go with fall designs or neat arrangements and your guests will feel like they are sitting at a professional Thanksgiving table. Don’t forget to add your own flare and personality to each bite.


Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com

Friday, November 6, 2020

How To Make Your Home Feel Warmer When Temperatures Drop

 


Sometimes turning up the heat in your home isn’t enough to combat those extremely cold nights in winter. With the new season coming along soon, it might take a few extra steps to keep you and the family warm this year. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some great tips to make your home feel warmer in lieu of temperatures dropping.

Blankets o’Plenty

There’s truly no such thing as too many blankets. They can be used in every room and to keep you nice and warm on those extra chilly days. A home without any extra blankets is a home not ready for winter! Personalize them to every room and change the sizes depending on who plans on using them.

Lighting Ambiance

Sometimes just simply lighting up the fireplace or adding a few candles throughout is enough to add some extra warmth to your home. On extra cold nights, you can cuddle up next to the fireplace and enjoy the heat as it comes through. There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire on a cool autumn or winter night.

Warm Foods

If it’s extra cold outside, might as well warm up your stomach inside. It’s the season of soups and warm drinks, so make sure you are cooking up a few yummy warm foods when you’re in need of extra heat. Even just using your stove can add that extra bit of warmth to your home, too. Tea, hot chocolate, or your favorite soup flavor will all do. Whip something up, grab a blanket, and sit by the fireplace. Make enough to share with the whole family as well!


Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we are determined to help our clients pay the lowest amount of property tax as required by law. Contact us today to see how we can help you: info@ptrc.com