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 Hart Real Estate Solutions, Broker/Owner
(Hart Real Estate Solutions)
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 To keep your home in its top shape, it requires regular maintenance to be done every year. To reduce energy costs and prevent future costly repair bills, here are 5 important, yet often overlooked, areas to perform regular maintenance procedures.#1 PlumbingClogged plumbing is extremely difficult...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Every winter it happens - pipes freeze, burst, and cause incredible destruction.  Pipes that burst while you are out-of-town mean you may have to vacate your home while it's being cleaned, remodeled, and possibly mold-remediated.This is not just a occurence of older homes - it happened to my frie...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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OK, we’ll be your mom for a moment: When you own a home, it’s high time you form good habits to properly maintain your property. After all, it’s your biggest investment, and in the same way you brush your teeth twice a day (or at least we hope you do, and floss too!), you should do what it takes ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Q&A: Can a voluntary HOA become mandatory?The board announces a voluntary HOA is now mandatory - does that mean homeowners are forced to belong and pay dues? Not without the consent of every owner. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charles...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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First Step in Improving a San Jose Home is a Contractor License CheckIf you plan to make improvements to your San Jose home the first step is a contractor license check. That is of course if you plan to hire someone to do the work. I fired the last person I hired to work on my San Jose home. The ...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
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Before tackling any remodeling, take time to consider the expertise you will need. Do your homework and use these 10 points as a checklist:1. Don’t believe you have the skill for every home remodeling project2. Don’t enlist inexperienced friends and family to help3. Understand your budget and don...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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I am working with a client from Santa Monica, CA who is in the process of Feng Shui-ing his bedroom. It's usually suggested to use pink in the bedroom because it associates with the energy of "partnership." It's important to note my client's bedroom is also located in the wealth section of his ho...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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(NC)-Replacing your old garage door system can completely change the appearance of your garage and bring undeniable advantages to your home. According to the experts at Garaga, one of the leading sectional garage door manufacturers in Canada, there are ten valuable reasons to replacing your old g...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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To remove stale smell... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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Thinking about home renovations?Learn how to get up to $5000 cash back for eligible energy saving upgrades.Planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future? Outfit your home with the right renos that make it more energy efficient, and you could be eligible for some big time saving...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Does home flipping help ease affordability?Flipping - once blamed for helping fuel the housing crisis - is now a welcome sign to some city officials who say it helps solve an affordability crunch. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address www.charless...

By Cindy Blustein
(Keller Williams Memorial)
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Is it just me? Or does Houston seem to be more prone to flooding now a days? Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters. Scary and nerve wrecking when you think about it right? Your valuables and the amount of money you have to put in for repairs post-flood. We’re talking at least $10k ...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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A superbly designed kitchen cabinet is an excellent thing, but so might be these clever alternative storage ideas. Kitchens are all about storage, however it can become rather predictable: Think rows of built-in cupboards and wall cabinets, with an focus on practicality over personality. So how c...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Maryland home buyers should always have a home inspection before going to settlement. Inspection Photo of the Day...     Electric panels. In Davidson Country/Metro Nashville, rehabs that under go an electrical upgrade must conform to current standards. Such was the case in an inspection. A new b...

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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VA Program Highlights: • Short Sales and Foreclosures seasoned 2 years • Exceptions apply on short sales less than two year (call your AE for details) • Lender Paid compensation available up to 4% • Use all above par pricing to be applied to third part closing cost (NO caps) • VA IRRRLS available...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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To be successful, every home improvement project should be based on sound planning. There are an abundance of books, magazines and TV shows where you can get some great ideas. After you decide exactly what you want to do, try to estimate your costs as accurately as possible. Making a rough sketch...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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MAKE SURE TO PRICE YOUR HOME... www.KennaRealEstate.com

By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
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Continuous education allows us to better serve you and your clients. We are a Realtors® best friend! Live in a world of smooth transactions. Cell 480-233-9010 DylanJamesMTG@snmc.comFor more information visit: SecurityNational Mortgage Company