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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Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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It’s exciting to speed toward closing...if you’re confident you’ll make a soft landing. Hurtling through escrow with deadlines growing ever closer is not for the faint of heart. Enjoy the ride with us on your side. Call today: Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: Se...

By Lori Webster, REALTOR Sharing Fountain Hills, Scottsdale & more
(Home Smart Premier)
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Your kitchen is often the heart and soul of your home. It's where many homeowners spend a significant amount of their time - preparing meals for friends and family, trying out new recipes or just gathering their loved ones for a glass of wine and a conversation. Doesn't it make sense to keep the ...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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This program is designed for borrowers who have experienced an extenuating circumstance which has resulted in a credit score that does not meet standard FHA guidelines. • Primary residence, purchase 1-4 unit properties, condos in FHA-approved condo projects • All borrowers must occupy the propert...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes is off to a great start in 2017. By providing excellent work, and to notch customer service we have been receiving record high on referrals for January and February 2017. This is the best compliment our customer can give us. The project below I will be talking about is a Granite Fl...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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The opportunity to own a few acres in the woods is something that attracts many newcomers to our beautiful north Idaho communities.  The dream of buying a home with some elbow room in a forested setting is easily obtained and enjoyed by many or our neighbors. Homeowners with 5 or less acres of fo...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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When there’s no margin for error, call in the experts When your loan needs a quick turn-around and it has to be done right...Call in the experts. Let’s all live in a world of smooth transactions. Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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Kitchen range hoodsSee what you shouldn't use for venting a range hoodRange hoods draw fumes and "grease" from the range. Interesting? Then the filter gets dirty, filled with grease and debris over time, we all clean them weekly right? It is so simple to through that filter in the dishwasher and ...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Hello Heroe fans. Last week we had a busy week. I am showing you one of the jobs we did last week. In the pictures I took we show Jim polishng the black granite countertops. Jim has been working under erik for about 6 months. jim is starting to go out to jobs himself, and he has had  positive res...

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Hello fans. I am happy to share with you this job we did for one of our contractor partners. They had called me up to let me know that they had received some clabs with stains on them. These countertop slabs had been installed. When I went out to do the estimate, I explained to them that we felt ...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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They say that music speaks to the soul. Let us help you find a career that you connect with on a deeper level. Call today. Cell 602-326-4983 svetlanam@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company

By Granite Heroes, Marble, Granite & Terrazzo Restoration
(Granite Heroes)
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Granite Heroes at work in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. Jim our Master Stone Technician worked on a Marble Double Vanity in the Master Bathroom today. The vanity had some scratches and dull areas, that he was able to remove for the client by properly diamond honing the vanity and going through ...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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We’re a Top Mortgage Lender With Great Leadership You’ll recognize the difference the moment you work with SecurityNational. We’re growing, leading, and setting higher standards to better serve your clients. Call today. Cell 602-410-4340 jeff.thomas@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNat...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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A STREAMLINE MORTGAGE REFINANCE COULD SAVE YOU $100s EVERY MONTH! Our streamline refinance process means: NO appraisal and NO income verification required. Contact us to see how you may be able to lower your monthly mortgage payment by refinancing today! Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFo...

By Jeff Edmondson, Real estate agent serving the Portland Metro area
(24/7 Properties)
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Dedicated to Maximizing Value for our Clients!  Check your crawlspace! It is a good idea to check the crawlspace in your house at least once a year. Look for any signs of pests like mice, termites, ants, or other critters that may  have invaded the space. Look for any signs of water. Moisture in ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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Hardwood flooring or tile flooring - Which type is better for your kitchen in Westchester? Many customers get confused when it comes to kitchen flooring since there are so many options - tile flooring, hardwood, cork, laminate, vinyl, and even linoleum. But which one is best for you and your kitc...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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De-cluttering any room in your house can sometimes feel like a huge job to take on but for some reason de-cluttering the bathroom can seem to take on a whole life of its own.    Truth is there are many items in our bathrooms that we no longer use.   Take an hour or so to go through your bathroom ...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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 To repair walls decorate...www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Check the caulking around showers and bathtubs... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Remodeling Before SellingIt seems like an incongruity to remodel your home before you put it on the market to sell.  Most sellers understand the need to freshen up a home, maybe hire a handyman to tighten things up.  But what about actually taking on some remodeling projects in anticipation of 1)...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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We love connecting families with new homes for life long memories. Join our growing family of mortgage professionals. Call today. Cell 602-410-4340 jeff.thomas@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company