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Updated 1 year 8 months ago
It’s impossible to own a home without pondering the occasional (or hey, a whole lot of) home improvements. And the great thing is that a lot of the time, creative energy, and yes, cash you spend on such renovations don’t just translate into a space you love, but also into a higher home price whenever you decide it’s time to sell. Only which ones ...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Are you on a serious hunt for a new home? Whether it’s your first time as a real estate buyer or you’ve done this many times before, you may experience a learning curve. After all, the market is forever in-flux, and experts advise that, these days, there are some distinctive challenges involved in becoming a homeowner. “If you want to snag your...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Looking to increase your home value without dropping $20,000 to do so? The answer could be as simple as planting a tree. Landscaping additions can have huge effects on the value of a home. Some estimates claim that the right landscaping can add up to 20 percent more value to a single property. The Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers asserts...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
The kitchen desk is out and automation is in for homeowners looking to remodel, according to Judy Mozen, President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. "The kitchen desk is gone," said Mozen, who founded Atlanta-based Handcrafted Homes, Inc. "More families want to be centered in the kitchen. With cell phones and tablets, we don...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
This past Saturday, the Capital Remodel + Garden Show hosted over 375 companies, more than 4,000 square feet of "dream gardens," and two frontrunners that stole the show, Jonathan and Drew Scott. These real estate and home renovation celebrities, known for their HGTV show, Property Brothers, spoke on everything from when to be bold to where to...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Most people over the age of 55 want to age in place. AARP reports that close to 90 percent would choose to age at home over moving to a facility. It’s less costly than assisted living but is your home safe enough as you age? To learn how to make a home age-friendly, I asked 10 experts at Seniorcare.com to tell us what to look for to make sure it’s...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
One of the side effects of digital communication is it can make people slow to get out from behind their screens to talk to someone face-to-face. Maybe you’ve noticed it with people you know, particularly young people who’ve grown up with technology. Research conducted for NAR last year found that young people experience a high level of anxiety...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
The home improvement sector is currently enjoying generous dividends in a robust fiscal environment briskly recovering from the crisis of 2008, as proven by the much improved growth in demand and sales volume among leading suppliers. Observers noted that the recent gains by Lowe’s Cos Inc, the world’s second largest home improvement franchise in...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Moving home is said to be one of the most stress-inducing things you can do in your lifetime. As things improve economically in Ireland, and more of you are starting to relocate, or take that first leap of faith onto the property ladder, your interest in interiors has shot up of late (we can probably thank the arrival Pinterest for much this too...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Question: As a homeowner, what can I do to make the home inspection process go smoother? Good question — frequently, home inspectors are hampered from doing a more complete job because of limited access. Here are items you can do to help the home inspection process. Access to the attic: The inspector will need to get into the attic or at least...

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