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.

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By Ron Trzcinski
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre)
Comments 6
The Roofer Couldn't Walk The Roof The house was inspected and the inspector noted a few issues with the roof, such as nail heads showing, curled shingles, and vent pipe boots which could stand to be replaced. The shingles which were 25 year shingles only had about 11 years on them, so it seemed t...

By the johns family team, inc., Your Johnson County Residential Specialist
(the johns family team, inc.)
Comments 2
FALL HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS Fall is a popular and ideal time for home maintenance. It can also be daunting for many homeowners to think about seasonal projects that help keep up their property values. But many things can be done without having to hire someone to do it. Here are some...

By The Berns Team
(The Berns Team)
Comments 1
The Berns Team Part 1: Staging a HomeWhy We Stage Our Homes  For some, staging may not seem extremely important. However, The Berns Team believes that staging a home is a very important part of selling a home! We understand that listing a home is a very personal process. We also know that selling...

By Supreme Air Duct Svc, Serving ALL of So CA! Air Duct Cleaning Experts
(Supreme Air Duct Services 888-784-0746)
Comments 0
Stop Breathing Dirty Contaminated Air Today!Supreme Air Duct Service IncA+ Rated BBB Accredited  BusinessOpen 7 DaysResidential/Commercial Air Duct Cleaninghttp://www.supremeairductservice.com   Have you noticed an increased level of dust buildup in your home or office lately? Do you or anyone in...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Comments 0
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Sacramento Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Sacramento, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here ...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 2
Your cell phone can make your life easier. Here are a few Smart home products you can control from your phone.iDobbi Wireless Mini Smart Plug Outlet - Simply plug this into any outlet and it converts that outlet into a Smart outlet - able to be controlled by your Smart phone. Use it for lights so...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 0
Make a list of what you want to change. Look at websites and magazines to get inspiration for the redesign. Write down what you like and why you like it, and look online and at your local home store to get a price estimate. Once you know what you want to change, prioritize your list by ranking e...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 9
Have you checked to see if your smoke detectors are working? It's the time of year to change the batteries and to get them ready for the cold weather season. There's no denying that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. And, very often, your home must contain properly installed smoke an...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
Comments 3
 Are you Looking for a few Ideas and Inspiration for a UNIQUE, FUN & EXCITING Room For Your Children?   Here are a few ideas that might inspire you to think "outside of the box" and will sure to be a HUGE HIT with the kiddos!  Just take a few hints on what they love the most and run with it! The ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 14
Have you ever overdressed for an event?  Perhaps you understood the dress to be formal, but when you arrived in your sequin dress or black tuxedo, everyone else was wearing jeans and turtlenecks.  You may recall how everyone stared as you entered the room, looking a bit out of place.That happens ...

(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
Comments 1
Now that the weather is finally on track to get cooler, the more you will want to get cozy inside!  The last thing you want when lighting your first fire of the season is to inhale a billow of smoke not escaping due to build-up. There are dangers involved if your chimney and fireplace aren’t gett...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 7
There's no denying that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. And, very often, your home must contain properly installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in order for you to sell your home.Here are the top 3 battery operated smoke and carbon monoxide detector brands available today:F...

By Jenifer Duguay
(RE/MAX Pearland)
Comments 0
Whether you plan to sell your home, or you just want it to make a better first impression, there are lots of curb appeal projects you can complete in just one day! Oh, and they won’t make you break open the college fund either… A little bit of work and you can change the look of your home and inc...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Comments 15
These new chicks will be laying eggs in the spring in Haiku Maui.  We're not waiting until spring to get some new chicks, we're getting them started now so we'll have eggs in time for Easter 2018.  It takes about 6 months before they start to lay.  These are White Rocks and Ameraucanas, and there...

By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Comments 0
CountertopsThere are many different options when choosing new countertops, ceramic tile is an excellent choice for someone on a budget. It comes in any color or style you can think of and costs a tenth as much as stone. Another cost effective option is laminate, it is easy to install and costs ab...

By Royalty One Mortgage, Mortgage company in Henderson, Nevada
(Royalty One Mortgage)
Comments 6
     As a homeowner, one is entirely responsible for whatever happens to their house, regardless of the cost. However, regularly maintaining the house with services will go a long way in preventing smaller problems accumulating into massive, expensive ones. We’ve compiled a list of “optional” ser...

By Kevin McKenzie, Helping Realtors with Expert Content
(Spectrum Communications)
Comments 0
Energy-efficient products have become a priority offering and primary selling point for many home service companies to meet increasing consumer demand for reduced utility costs and better interior climate control. Too often, though, product manufacturers and distributors rely on shorthand designa...

By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
(Safe Haven Realty)
Comments 8
I received a broker-to-broker e-mail blast the other day from an agent who will be selling a home soon that is encumbered with a solar lease. "I took a listing in Windsor that has a 20 year leased Vivint solar system on the roof that needs to convey to the new buyers. Anybody have experience in h...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
Comments 14

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On October 2, 2017, Realtormag.Realtor.org published the fallowing valuable helpful report about list of maintenance tips take care for Fall.1. Clean the dryer vents,2. Store the hose,3. Conduct a thorough fall cleaning,4. Seed your lawn,5. Clear the gutters and downspouts,Perhaps, there are more...