home improvements: Replace It Anyway - 07/30/18 07:25 PM
If it's not broken, why would a homeowner consider replacing something as expensive as a toilet when there may be other things in the home to replace that provide more aesthetic appeal. Don't be too quick to ignore the functionality and the reliability of this basic convenience.
The first rationalization might take place at the economic level. A water-saving model could easily pay for itself in a few years and then, there is the good feeling of participating in the conservation of our natural resources.
Having to plunge a toilet more than once a week could motivate a homeowner to spend money on … (0 comments)

home improvements: Homeowner Tax Changes - 01/15/18 01:52 PM
 
The new tax law that was signed into effect at the end of 2017 will affect all taxpayers. Homeowners should familiarize themselves with the areas that could affect them which may require some planning to maximize the benefits.
Some of the things that will affect most homeowners are the following:
Reduces the limit on deductible mortgage debt to $750,000 for loans made after 12/14/17. Existing loans of up to $1 million are grandfathered and are not subject to the new $750,000 cap. Homeowners may refinance mortgage debts existing on 12/14/17 up to $1 million and still deduct the interest, so long as … (4 comments)

home improvements: Easier to Play the Game - 09/30/17 04:16 PM
 
It’s much easier to play a game when you know the rules so you can avoid mistakes that may keep you from winning. Homeownership isn’t a game but there are some rules that will protect your investment and increase your enjoyment.
Most people want a home of their own to raise their family, share with their friends and to feel safe and secure. In most cases, it is also their largest asset. These suggestions can help protect your investment and make homeownership more enjoyable.
Don’t overpay for your home Maintain your home to protect its value Minimize your assessed value to lower … (0 comments)

home improvements: You May Never Stop Paying on the Improvements - 05/15/16 08:51 AM
 You've saved the money and are ready to pay cash to build a new pool for your home.  However, that's just the beginning of your soon to be increased expenses which will include maintenance, higher utilities and higher taxes.
Homeowners obviously benefit by a larger equity when their home increases in value due to appreciation.   A not-so-obvious effect that will also more than likely take place is that their property taxes will increase.  In most cases, a property's assessed value is generally tied to market value to calculate the property taxes based on the tax rate for that year.
Similarly, a homeowner can … (2 comments)

home improvements: Start Your Projects - Cost vs. Value Report - 11/22/11 06:07 PM
Whether home improvements are classified as maintenance, updating or energy saving, they should make home ownership more enjoyable.2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report suggests that some improvements are a better investment than others.
 Front door and garage door replacements are two of the easiest and return the greatest percentage of cost on resale.
Kitchen and bathroom updates transform an older home and instantly give visitors and buyers a fresh impression. Counter tops and appliances can be expensive but yield great results.  Painting the cabinets and replacing the hardware is much less expensive to change the look and feel of the rooms.
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home improvements: When it comes to remodeling ..Hire it Out or Do it Yourself - 11/17/11 10:13 AM
It depends on the complexity of the project and your ability to do the job well yourself. Really consider whether you have the time, skills, tools, help, and legal knowledge of local regulations to get the job done. While you could save up to an estimated 20% of the project cost doing the work yourself there are plenty of how-to books and workshops offered by home improvement stores to guide you be aware that you could also end up spending more money and time if you botch the job or unforeseen problems arise.
There are many qualified home improvement companies … (0 comments)

home improvements: Your Property and Home Improvements-Increasing Value - 04/13/11 06:17 PM
 
Your Property And Home Improvements - Increasing The Value Of Your Property If you want to increase the value of your property through home improvements there are a few things that you should learn about first. A lot of people think that the money they put into home improvements will return dollar for dollar when their house is put up for sale. This is not necessarily true, however, because some types of improvements will give you a better return on your investment than others. If you put $15,000 into in addition, you're not going to see that amount back when … (4 comments)

 
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