Home Projects

Sept. 11, 2014

The Five Biggest Turn-Offs for Homebuyers

A lot of sellers don't listen to their real estate agents, so we'll tell you what your agent wants to say, but can't say to you and this is it - your agent can't get you the price you want unless your home is in pristine move-in ...

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June 25, 2014

7 Home Upgrades with the Best Financial Return – PLUS 8 Home Health Hazards to Guard Against

These are the home improvements experts say will return more of their cost when you sell:

1. New exterior siding. Upscale fiber cement siding pays back an average 78% of its cost. Foam-backed insulated vinyl siding and standard vinyl siding pay back almost 70% of their cost.
2. New entry ...

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March 4, 2014

Maximize Value With These Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here, so it's a great time to tackle some projects that have been putt off all winter. Here are some things that you can do to maximize the value of your property.

1. Purge, purge, purge! Remove unwanted or unused items. You can donate, recycle or throw ...

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July 12, 2013

Best Advice Now for Homebuyers and Sellers

CNN Money recently published an article with eight tips from top experts and money readers on everything from selling a home quickly and winning a bidding war to cutting your electricity bills and prospering as a landlord.

1. Sell your home fast
Underprice it from the start. If you list ...

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Oct. 17, 2012

2011-2012 Cost vs. Value: Which Remodeling Projects Pay Off the Most?

Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine, recently released findings of its annual Cost vs. Value report for 2011-2012, revealing which remodeling projects offer the best return.

Overall, the magazines reported that the trend is to replace the old with new instead of completely gutting a space, since it is much ...

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Sept. 25, 2012

Eco-Friendly Bathroom Remodeling

Being green when remodeling  means saving energy, conserving resources and saving some "green" in your wallet. If you care about the environment and also have a bathroom that needs updating, here are some tips courtesy of houselogic.

Water is Key

According to the American Water Works Association, your toilet accounts for 27 ...

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Sept. 14, 2012

Should You Convert Your Garage Into a Room?

If you need more space in your house, but don't want to build a full-scale addition, converting your garage may be a great option for you. A typical two-car garage can add 600 square feet to a home. It isn't for everyone, so here is what you need ...

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Sept. 12, 2012

Eight Great Apps for your Home and Garden

If you are a do-it-yourselfer, the most important tool you can have right now may be your cell phone. There are so many great apps out there to help you improve your home and garden, so we wanted to share the top eight, courtesy of MSN Real Estate.

1.  ...

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Sept. 10, 2012

Five Money Saving Tips When Remodeling Your Kitchen

A major kitchen remodel is one of the most popular home improvements, but it can be very pricey. If you can't remodel your kitchen all at once, here are five money-saving steps courtesy of HouseLogic that will get you to your ultimate goal. Most importantly, you will still be ...

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Aug. 23, 2012

Eight Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

We thought this post was very helpful now that Hurricane Season has started. We would love to hear more tips from you!



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