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Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Be sure to keep this BBB list in mind as you plan various home improvement projects to complete this spring:   Do a roof inspection Your roof is your home's most important protector against water damage. Now is the time to inspect your roof and look for possible signs of water damage.   Clean your gutters Clogged gutters can cause water damage to...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
BBB checklist: 10 tips for hiring a home repair contractor: Track record – Check out a company’s BBB rating and complaint history at www.bbb.org. It’s fast, easy and free.   Cost comparisons – Get at least three bids in writing and be sure you compare the bids based on the same warranty, specifications, labor and time.   Licensing – Check to see...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
It is estimated that approximately 15 percent of home purchase transactions are done without the services of a realtor. The reason why many home buyers prefer to go it alone is because buyers’ realtors earn a commission from the sale proceeds. Money, however, is not the only motivation that drives home buyers to lock out real estate agents from...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
1. Faux marble tarble top Marble has been a huge trend this past year, and we feel like it’s here to stay. Its classy and minimalistic look can turn any living space into something more luxurious. If you find real marble too expensive to your liking, know that there are some cheap alternatives, such as painting it yourself!   2. Geometric air...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
When you first envisioned your renovation project, it was the stuff of rainbow-colored daydreams. A few weekends of manual labor, a forcibly fun painting party, and your house would be totally transformed. A new you! Indeed, it was fun for a while. The first weekend you blasted out the walls, ripped up the floors and channeled your inner Bob Vila...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
When you’re ready to sell your home, you definitely want to get the best possible price for it, and you want it to sell quickly. To make that happen, it’s important that your house is in tip-top shape for showings. Luckily, staging your home for potential buyers doesn’t require a professional, and it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Try...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
  1. Painted Surfaces The home's brick exterior was modernized with light beige paint, and the front door went from boring in white to eye-catching in turquoise.   2. Landscaped Yard Dark and bulky shrubs were uprooted and replaced with small greens and colorful flowers, making the walkway feel airy and welcoming.   3. Dressed Windows The bare...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
Believe it or not, spring is not far off, and that may have you thinking about some household projects you need to tackle. The question is, can you really do it yourself or do you need some professional help? “When deciding whether you should do a project yourself, you really need to think about three things: do you have the time; do you have the...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
If you’re hatching plans for home improvements, get ready for sticker shock: On average, a kitchen upgrade costs nearly $20,000, and a bathroom remodel can easily set you back more than $9,000, according to HomeAdvisor.com. But a renovation that adds value to your property can be worth every penny. You’ll just need to figure out how to pay for it...
Updated 1 year 8 months ago
 Buyer-friendly 30-year fixed mortgage rates and an improving job market are good news for spring homebuyers this season. Yet, even with these favorable conditions, many home purchase contracts will get held up at closing by financial issues. This doesn't have to be the case. There are several things you can do before and after submitting a...

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