Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

August 30, 2013

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Remodeling a bathroom on a budget requires careful thought and more elbow grease, so to speak, than simply going out and buying whatever you want at the first place you see it. Still, it can be done. Certain strategies will help keep you from going over budget. Here are some tips to keep in mind as [...]

Kitchen Redecorating on a Budget

February 8, 2013

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Although many claim that they’re willing to undertake minimal cosmetic fixes, the typical homebuyer wants a home that is move-in ready. Two rooms in particular are important to them: the bathroom and the kitchen. Outdated, worn and unattractive kitchens and bathrooms drag down the value of the home and may make it harder to sell. [...]

Swimming Pools: Do They Add Value or Turn Buyers Off?

November 30, 2012

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Sparkling blue water, especially when it’s lit up at night – what’s not to love about a swimming pool in your backyard? If you have one, you may feel blessed. If you don’t, and are considering adding one, hang on a minute. Who Wants a Pool? According to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, middle-aged [...]

Lead-Based Paint: Keep Your Family Safe

October 12, 2012

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Lead is a metallic element found in rocks and soil virtually everywhere in the world. Tiny lead particles can be toxic if individuals inhale or swallow them. Over time, those inhaled or ingested lead particles may accumulate in blood, bones and soft tissue. The lead can cause permanent damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, [...]

5 Home Improvement Tips to Increase Property Value

August 3, 2012

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Home improvements are still a surefire way of adding value to a property, but with the average return being somewhat lower than we have seen in prior years, it is time to strategically select your DIY projects in order to see the maximum return. Always remember that your taste isn’t universal, and what you see [...]

Keeping Everyone Happy During Home Improvement Projects

June 8, 2012

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Home improvements can be fun and exciting – at least the end result can be. The process itself can be stressful, expensive and noisy for many homeowners, their families, neighbors and pets. Since areas of your home may be out of commission for a few days or even up to several months, it’s critical for [...]