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Freedom Construction

January 24, 2023
Freedom Construction Services

Freedom Construction Services Freedom Construction Services is a paid, pre-apprenticeship program of Freedom for Youth Ministries that teaches basic trades, essential employment, and critical life skills, within the walls of a fully operational construction company. FCS introduces students to many different trades such as finish carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC skills, under instruction and close supervision by veteran teachers and mentors skilled in the construction trades. While learning valuable skills in a social enterprise, participants build the muscle for long-term employability. We sat down for coffee with Mark Nelson, Executive Director of Freedom for Youth Ministries, to learn more about this…

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The True Cost of iBuying

December 30, 2022

So, you’ve heard about iBuying, but you don’t know what it is.  We’ll cover the basics here. iBuyer companies work similarly to house flippers, in that they buy the house below market value and then resell them for a profit. They can make you an offer within minutes without ever having set foot in your home.  If you accept the price, you can close in a matter of days. You might be thinking, “Wow, this is great!” But, is it really worth it? Let’s say you purchased your home recently for $300,000 and put 20% down to avoid mortgage insurance. Right…

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What should you do to winterize your home?

November 28, 2022

Even though it’s technically still fall, and the temps have been mild for the most part, true winter weather will be arriving before you know it. It’s not too late to prepare your property for the cold and snow. It may seem daunting, but being proactive can make it easier. A well-thought-out plan in the fall for home winterization can save time and alleviate stress as temperatures drop. Follow the steps below to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Gutter Care  Clean gutters mid-fall, and doublecheck your work before winter to avoid clogs or backups.  Consider installing leaf guards to prevent…

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