Home Improvement

Whether you are building a deck, putting in a new fence, or doing a gut rehab, we’ve got lots of advice here. If you’re going the DIY route or wanting to hire professionals, home improvements can make a difference in your home value and in selling a house. Look here for more home improvement ideas and advice.

5 ways to save on home remodeling

One of the hardest truths a homeowner faces is just how expensive remodeling is, and how important it is to save on home remodeling. Nationally, a roof cancost $18,000, a major kitchen remodel runs at $54,000 and a bathroom remodel …

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5 ways to boost home value without remodeling

Google “ways to boost home value” and you’ll quickly find millions of articles about remodeling projects that should increase your home’s value. But what if you don’t need—or simply don’t want—to do any remodeling, but still want to boost your …

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5 outdoor improvements that add value to your home

If you haven’t jumped on the outdoor living space bandwagon yet, now is the time. “Next to energy efficiency, perhaps no other market trend is changing the landscape of new-home design than outdoor living,” David Barista, editor-in-chief of Professional Builder, …

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Top Five Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Giving your kitchen a facelift is always a popular remodeling project but these top five kitchen renovation trends are a good investment if you’re planning to sell your home. Buyers want a kitchen that fits their lifestyle so you should …

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Top Five Interior Remodeling Tips

You don’t have to be an interior designer to change the feel of your house with these top five interior remodeling tips. These projects can update an old look and return the most on your remodeling investment if you decide …

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The Best Renovations for Resale and Curb Appeal Are Exterior

The best renovation projects for your home will improve the exterior and increase the curb appeal, especially if you’re working toward a resale. First impressions matter and exterior renovation, like new doors and windows, can make your home ready for …

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Remodeling A Bathroom On A Budget – What Is The Cost And Return?

When remodeling a bathroom on a budget, think about how much it will cost and what the return is. It depends on the size of the bathroom. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: What is a realistic cost to …

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Owing More Than House Is Worth – Should I Get A Renovation Loan?

Owing more than your house is worth? When deciding if you should get a renovation loan, think about if the debt you’ll owe is worth it. By: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin Q: My home is like most in our …

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Home Improvement Projects That Add Value

Today Ilyce Glink talks about home improvement projects that add value to your home and pay for themselves. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned cash fixing up your home, you’ll want to get the biggest bang for your buck. …

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Best Options for Financing Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects can be financed in different ways. The best options depend on if you want to refinance or use your savings. Q: I have about $30,000 in savings and want to finish my basement. Would it be best …

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