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 Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Planning to begin a home renovation project? While the total price of your project is determined by its scope, materials along with the fees of any professionals you hire, here are a few recommendations for beginning to craft a renovation budget. See how here 5 Suggestions for Financing a Renovation

By chuck magee, Mississippilandsource
(https://mississippi-landsource.com)
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If you are one of the many homeowners that had to file an insurance storm claim this year, you will need to know the mortgage check procedures. The insurance storm claims process with mortgage check endorsement can be frustrating and tricky. Normally there will be multiple checks, almost always t...

By The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate Experts, San Diego's #1 Real Estate Team - 619-656-0655
(DawnSellsSanDiego)
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Real Estate Return on Investment Top Improvements 2017Here’s a look at the projects with the greatest and least return on investment in 2017. Typically, the 29 projects on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value.Real Estate Resale ROITop 5 projects with...

By Brad Thomsen, Broker / Owner
(Big Bear Realty ~ Broker / Owner)
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  For Professional Real Estate Services in Lynnwood contact Brad Thomsen, Broker/Owner, Big Bear Realty. Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649   |   brad@bradthomsen.com ***************************** How to Hold the Perfect Garage Sale ~ Helpful Tips and StrategiesWhen you nee...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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South Philly Plumbing & HVAC Excellence = Louis Di Giovanni & CompanyLooking for a truly competent Master Plumber?Want top level HVAC Installation? Call Di Giovanni Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Office:  (267) 520-0866  Pleasant and promptly on schedule for appointments, Louis Di Giovan...

By Eric J, Flannel Guy DIY
(Eric J - Dream Home Financing)
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Hello Everyone !!Not too long ago, I posted about starting a DIY Home project and repair channel. I am attaching the intro below. The first tutorial video should be up in a few days. Will be focusing on.. DIY Repairs and tips. Some unique things that are not just a rehash of others you have seen ...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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SAMPLINGFirst and foremost, you need to measure your exposure. Here's the link to one supplier. There are both short term (2 day) and long term (90 day) test kits. Radon varies by day so according to the experts, go for the long term test kit. Professionals recommend that the test be performed be...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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 Can I build a detached garage with FHA 203k loan in El Dorado?     I just received a bid on a carport for $30,000, holy cow. we just built this detached garage for $20,000 and another one a bit wider for $24,000 so they client could have a work area off to the side.I'm so anxious to see what thi...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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I must confess that I really didn't have a clue as to the advantages/disadvantages of breakers vs. fuses in homes.  So, this post from Robin Wells was a real education for me.  I hope it will be for you as well:  When you selling or buying a home does the fact the home contains a circuit breaker ...

By Christine Hart Howlett, Keller Williams Greater Cleveland NE
(Painesville and Eastern Lake County)
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  Fall is the perfect time to plant flowers. Fall has distinct planting benefits as autumn's cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes. In spring, plants don't grow until the soil warms up. Fall has mo...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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What are the biggest 203k mistakes a buyer can make?Lets start with the biggest mistake. Trying to get into the project on a shoestring... keep pushing to get the renovation costs down... 1) I'll do the painting and you can therefore take it off the scope of work.The appraiser can't see anything ...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 Don't look now, but spring cleaning is just around the corner. Remember to tidy up these six places that often go untouched during routine cleanings.Baseboards: These grimy surfaces can be a catch-all for dust and germs. Use an all-purpose cleaner to wipe them down. Rugs: Shake the dust and dirt...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes For Buyers & Sellers Phoenix AZ Area)
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Home theater have changed over the years. At its core, it includes a high-definition TV, video and stereo equipment, and surround sound. With the nuance of new technology, it can also sync with the internet to get immediate access to favorite TV shows, and movies at the touch of a button. The cos...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
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I owned an investment company once in my life that flipped up to 20 homes per month.Obviously, we purchased many homes in every way possible to purchase them. The MLS, wholesalers, court house steps, directly from banks. We were the guys, if you had a house you could not sell that was just really...

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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation From ma...

By Top Agent Real Estate Pro Team
(Top Agent Internet Marketing)
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Whether you are thinking about selling your home or not, it is never a bad idea to think about organizing, reorganizing and downsizing the amount of stuff you manage to accumulate over time. If you have been thinking about selling your home and are looking to cash in on a seller’s market and full...
Consumer confidence is close to the lowest it’s been since the late 80’s.  Home prices are dropping, foreclosures are rising, and fuel costs are high.  While the news can be depressing, the impact can benefit homeowners planning home improvements.  The housing slump is affecting home remodeling c...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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 The kitchen is where friends and families come together.  Plan your kitchen-remodeling project with the type of environment you are trying to create in mind.   The kitchen is where families come together. This is the one central area of the home that robust activity occurs with every family memb...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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Home remodeling is not just a summer time business, home improvements continue year round. So whether you thinking about preparing for the winter season or thinking about a remodeling project to spruce up your home for the holidays, now is the time to start contacting a contractor. The top winter...

By Debra Nolan
(Westmoreland Contractor Referral Service)
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The first step to a successful basement makeover is proper planning.  Remodeling a basement is the easiest and most affordable way to add value and additional living space to you home.  Before starting a basement-remodeling project, decide what will be the planned usage for the completed room.  T...