home renovations: Turning Back the Clock on the Older Home - Part II - 05/08/08 07:24 AM
It's Crunch Time - You just got orders, are buying a bigger house or just need to sell and move on.  You've dealt, as much as possible, with the major items (see Part I of this post) but what final adjustments should you make to your older home just before putting it on the market?  Some cost effective suggestions:
Grab Your Agent - What the heck, you're paying him anyhow so why not put her years of experience to work for you.  One thing though - please don't ask for an unvarnished opinion of what needs to be done and then get … (0 comments)

home renovations: Turning Back the Clock on The Older Home - Part I - 04/15/08 09:05 AM
The clock starts running on a new home when the Mountain Home, Idaho Building Department signs the building permit. Advances in building science and changing economic conditions work together to cause our homes to rapidly become something less than "state of the art" and worth less than the "next new thing". This is true of every home in the community, but 30+ year old homes need special attention to ensure that value lost by obsolescence doesn't negate value gained through other factors.
It's important to recognize that older homes, in particular, are competing not only with other homes for sale but … (0 comments)

home renovations: It's Only (Your) Money - Planning An Energy Efficiency Upgrade Project - 03/05/08 09:45 AM
Recently, one of my clients was preparing to replace the single pane windows on his 45 year old home and found himself looking at a bid for $8000.  Sensing that this might be a bit high, he called me at home for some quick feedback.  After recovering from a fit of choking, I pointed out that I'd recently managed the "re-windowing" of a similar home for a bit less than half of that using pretty much the same product (I think my windows had argon gas and the $8000 windows used red kryptonite or something).
Inspired by this save, I'm providing a few hints for your consideration before tackling … (1 comments)

 

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