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.


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By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI If you're thinking about sinking some money into home improvement projects this year, keep a few things in mind. What you'll get back on your investment depends on the value of your house, the value of houses in your immediate neighborhood, the housing marke...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Big Bear Realty)
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 Let's face it, everyone's got two cents, and everyone's got two minutes. Here's my two cents in under two minutes... Click below to watch: Even More Ways To Lower Your Home's Resale Value  Make sure to watch the video embedded in this vBlog:  Even More Ways To Lower Your Home's Resale Value  by ...

By Jeffrey Masich- Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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One man's "Junk" is another man's "Art". With more since my last blog on this subject, here are more recycle ideas that create fun and interest in your home. Don't throw those unused items away! Use them to create  what some would say "junky" while others say "magical" home art and unique functio...

By Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services
(Big Bear Realty)
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 Let's face it, everyone's got two cents, and everyone's got two minutes. Here's my two cents in under two minutes... Click below to watch: Great Ways To Lower Your Homes Resale Value - A Continuing Series  Make sure to watch the video embedded in this vBlog:  Great Ways To Lower Your Hom's Resal...

By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
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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 I ran...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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Thinking of renovating your kitchen? You’re not alone. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house to remodel. Whether you’re updating your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint and more storage or you’re in for a complete overhaul, here are three questions to ask before you get out th...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
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It's hard to believe how many people take their alarms  out of service after a false alarm, which granted is an annoyance.      I see this all the time when showing homes to buyers, or attending home inspections.  Please don't leave yourselves and your loved ones exposed to such a costly, hazardo...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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What is Your Goal When Renovating a Kitchen? Are the following goals considered when you renovate a kitchen?  Replace older and less efficient appliances with newer energy efficient appliances. Add appliances which were not previously included such as a dishwasher, a microwave, or a garbage dispo...

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

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
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Experts predict that nearly 10.5 million remodeling and replacement projects will be completed this year.1 Although 65% of homeowners are remodeling to maintain their homes, 30% are doing so to improve its resale value.2 Regardless of your reason for remodeling, it’s a great time to make improvem...
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By Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate, Most Recommended Realtor
(Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate)
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Fantastic curb appeal is extremely important and can make your home easier to sell. Have you spent countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars remodeling the interior of your home? If so, it probably looks spectacular! But how will you entice prospective buyers to become excited about seeing...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                      Sam Shueh                                                                           Realty One Group                                                                           Silicon Valley, CA I have in the past posted several...

By Rhonda Sanderson, Pillar To Post resident Blogger
(Pillar To Post Home Inspectors)
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Smoke alarms are an important defense against injury or death in house fires. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of home fire fatalities occur in homes with non-working or missing smoke detectors. Most building codes now require smoke detectors in...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Finally, finally I got around to remodeling my bathroom and the thing that inspired the whole design was my shower curtain! Of course I neglected to take a proper before picture but there was nothing in my old bathroom that was worth remembering. I was too eager and happy to tear it all out to st...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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There's more that goes into preparing your home for the holidays than you might think. Sure, hanging Christmas lights is nice, but there are a few must-do items you should add to your list to keep your home in top shape.Why Should You "Winterize" Your Home?We live in Florida. That means no snow a...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Not only do I greatly admire this woman and want to be her, no, wait, now I hear the Samantha Bee intro song in my head, LOL. But seriously, I am over-the-top ecstatic that The Flooring Girl, Debbie Gartner, wrote a blog for my Sacramento readers about luxury hardwood choices.This is the first ti...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Excellent.  I will pass on for others to learn. Smoke alarms are an important defense against injury or death in house fires. Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that nearly two-thirds of home fire fatalities occur in homes with non-working or missing smoke detectors. Mo...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team)
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Don't allow stale odors to ruin yourholiday plans!  Combat household odorsand banish bad air for a festiveHome For The Holidays.  How to make Natural Air FreshenerLearn how to make simple Homemade Air Fresheners that are Cheap and Safe for the Household and Environment from home staging expert Jo...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Decorating a home can be fun, but it can also be stressful, especially when redesigning major elements or, even more nerve-wracking, staging a home to sell. Design decisions in both these scenarios require careful thought, careful budgeting, and a lot of work. But one element – choosing images an...