Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 
By John DL Arendsen, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments Coastal Living
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Developer)
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What Are Your Thoughts On The "Tiny House" Movement As A Homeowner?  As a Manufactured Housing Specialist, general contractor and real estate broker and developer I look at the Tiny House movement as a positive step in housing overall in specific segments i.e. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's) aka...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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-1st Time Home Buyers -Purchase & Refinancing Programs -Conventional, -FHA, VA & Jumbo Loans -HARP 2.0 -Reverse Mortgage -Zero Down Program For a FREE Consultation, Call or Email Today! Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Everest Peak Group, Reaching Higher For You!
(Everest Peak Group)
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We can hardly believe it either, but there are just 23 days left until December 25th.As often happens, you may be struggling to think of gift ideas, but have you thought that your house could maybe also do with some TLC at this time?This is especially true if you're planning to sell in the New Ye...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Fast - Easy – Convenient SNMC Offers a Great Line of Products, which include: -Bond Programs* -Commercial - Up to 90% -Conventional Purchase & Refinance -Delegated Jumbo - Up to $2 mil -FHA Purchase & Refinance - 580 FICO with 3.5% Down -Foreign National/Investment -My Community - 97% Financing -...
By Brad Miller
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As more and more people move to urban areas where space is at a premium, living in homes with small (or at least smaller) bathrooms is a reality even for those who can afford luxury. Thankfully, there are many tips and tricks that you can use to style a small bathroom so that it will fit more fea...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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We routinely fund loans for buyers that other lenders fail to close. If you haven’t started working with us yet, your clients would like you to start. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Winter climate in the Atlanta area is generally mild - at least milder than in many other parts of the country.  Temperatures do dip lower, trees lose their leaves, and shorts are no longer popular apparel.  There may not be snow in the backyard, but cold days and nights are interspersed with inc...
By Sumer Brandon, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services
(The Brandon Group)
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So you’ve decided to sell your house and you want to spruce it up a bit before placing it on the market to increase your chances of getting a better price per square foot…but you aren’t sure what to spend your money on.  The first thing to keep in mind is that not all renovations are created equa...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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It’s likely that your house is your biggest asset, so when it comes time to sell it you’ll want to do everything you can to maximize your profit. Good news the value of your home isn’t solely determined by the market, there are several ways in which you can increase its value by making upgrades b...
By Yuliya Kachko, Luxury Estate Agent in Sunny Isles Beach, Miami
(Yuliya Kachko - ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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Before putting your property on the market, ensure that it is in its best state possible. Neglecting a property that you intend to sell is one of the greatest mistake people make. The truth is, avoiding to do certain low cost repairs can chop off thousands of dollars in the amount you eventually ...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be?Your home should be your haven: ...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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Excellent information by James White!  Very good information about building supplies that might be toxic to our environment.  Read and comment on his post please.   Another resource here in Phoenix is Stardust Building Supply.  They, like Habitat for Humanity, resell used building materials.  Plu...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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Recently, I had the good fortune of working with a repeat home buyer purchasing a rental home here in Scottsdale.  He was looking for a basic three bedroom, two bathroom home that would make a good rental.  It didn't take us long before we found a great single level home in a good area of mid-Sco...