During the winter, snow can be a costly hassle. Here's how you can cut the cost of snow removal for yourself, while helping your neighbors save, too.
Snowed in? There is a way to dig yourself out of the snow and save at the same time. If your area tends to bear the brunt of the winter season, here's how you can pay a lot less for snow plowing services.
Depending on where you live, it can cost you $260 for seasonal snow removal. Meanwhile, houses with home owners associations only pay $150 per season for the same services.
The reason these households get such a deep discount is because the cost of servicing individual homes is higher. When plows attend to homes in different areas gas costs, hourly wages and the like tend to rise.
With a homeowners association, snow plows can take care of neighboring houses quickly. For this reason, homes in close proximity can negotiate lower rates. So, start your own group with your neighbors. All you need is a little organization and some negotiation skills to get lower rates. Remember, there's strength in numbers.