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By Debbie Davis, Broker/Owner - Serving Mocksville and Davie Count
(Premier Realty NC)
You’re ready to make some changes to your home, but you want to be smart with your money and see a positive return on your investment. While most homeowners don’t see that return until they sell their home, you can start seeing the benefits now through conserving energy by making your home green....
By THE NARRIN TEAM CONSULTING PROFESSIONALS, Asheville Area Signature Properties
(Asheville 1031 Realty)
I'm always interested in information about Green Enterprise and/or Living Sustainably, and so am a fan of Kaid Benfield's Blog. Today in his on-going discussion of affordable, housing, neighborhoods, revitalization,and smartgrowth he took on "The thorny matter of gentrification...the messy pheno...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Plumbing issues and a "what now" thought. Just about every single home owner has ran nto this issue when remodeling a home. "All I wanted to do is change out this or that and find other issues that needed to be repaired". I was looking at my friend's home offering a bit of advice on how to instal...
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
My wife and I are in the process of redoing our kitchen. Because of that any thing I come across about kitchens automatically catches my eye. That was the case this week when I read an article which will most likely not come as any surprise to Realtors, but it did raise more awareness for me o...
The Palm Beach Look - Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Interiors Vibrant Hues - Chinoiserie - Bamboo Palm Beach - Lilly Pulitzer Inspired There is something about "Lilly" colors, fresh fabrics, florals, vibrant hues that make us happy and ready for spring and summer. In Florida, we ar...
Getting the Most out of your Home! When selling your home in Fremont CA there are a few things that affect the true value of your home as well as the final sales price of your home. Location ( location matters, in Real Esate its all about Location, Location, Location), the price, (How is the ho...
By Sheila Moylan, Working To Get Value For Your Money
(C21 - Commonwealth)
Make Your Home Green This St. Patrick’s Day You’re ready to make some changes to your home, but you want to be smart with your money and see a positive return on your investment. While most homeowners don’t see that return until they sell their home, you can start seeing the benefits now through...
There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so that you feel like you are living inside a rainbow. A little bit of color will add a lot of fun and interest to your home design, but too much color can be overwhelming. How can you achieve that perfect bala...
Although often overlooked, a roof is one of the most critical elements of your home. If you're in the market to replace an old roof, or planning to build a new one, you have several common roofing types to choose from. Here's what you need to consider when comparing four popular roofing choices. ...
By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
"How much color?" "What color?" "Where should I display this color?" These are all questions that need to be answered when redecorating. Neil gives an excellent breakdown on how to use color the right way. There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
Austin Texas - Smart Homes: Integrating the Latest Technology Into Your Home When it comes to smart home technology, the future is now. Want to turn on the light? Click a button on the remote. Going on vacation? Control your thermostat from your smartphone. You can DIY with consumer gadgets or as...
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Contractor Tom shares some great information with us about stucco siding and wood rot. As most of the homes in the Albuquerque area are stucco this is important information for all in our area to read. When working with Albuquerque or Rio Rancho NM real estate clients I make sure we have a home...
Window treatments not only add to a home’s aesthetic value, giving it a warmer feeling and helping to protect it from unwanted “peepers,” they are considered to be one of the least expensive energy efficiency upgrades for increasing property values. A 2012 study funded by Energy Upgrade Califo...
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Home Stager, Decorator, blogger and friend Joanna Cohlan shares a good post with tips on the fact that the right hardware in a home does indeed matter. If you're hardware is outdated, or worn you will want to replace it, update it before listing your Albuquerque Home. As a Westchester County Int...
If you are a treasure hunter, the ultimate treasure hunt is happening later this month. The Uncommon Market is having their fifth Junk and Disorderly Sale, March 27-29 and March 31. Sale items are genuine bargains. This year, the sale will take place at the store on Riveredge Drive in Design Di...
By David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
(DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)
FREE LEED BD & C STUDY CHART. If you are going to take the LEED AP exam for Building Design & Construction (LEED BD & C) here is a one page excel spreadsheet cheat sheet chart that is FREE. It will help you remember all the prerequisites and credit for LEED Green Building Design and Constructio...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
My job allows for me to literally see a wide variety of trends, some good...some not so good. Memories of do it yourself sponge painting comes to mind .. oh what a mistake ! The "look" that makes the biggest wow factor is one that can be a nice upfit for a boring room if you hire the right craf...
By Shannon Milligan, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Richmond VA Kitchen Remodel - Step 3 Selections Over the last week my husband and I have been making our selections for our complete kitchen remodel in the Salisbury neighborhood of Midlothian. We have been considering the style of our home, the upgrades of neighbors for resale purposes, and desp...
Click the link below to view more property details: http://www.sfpeninsulacondos.com/listings/propertytype/CONDO/areas/159135/ Meridian Bay Foster City, Meridian Bay Condos in Foster City, Foster City Condo for Sale The Kevin Dalonzo Team REALTOR Century 21 Realty Alliance sfpeninsulacondos....
By Debb Janes, Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
(The Carl Group, LLC)
The Power of Trees - Benefits to Homeowners Most REALTORS®, including this one, know that mature landscaping adds value to a home. One of the best investments you can make is in professional landscaping. Well chosen plants, shrubs, and trees can increase the value of your home, and get it sold fa...