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.

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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Should I Use a Home Equity Loan to Remodel?

Using a home equity loan to remodel can be a good decision, especially if you might need cash for future living expenses. Q: I have bought and sold many homes in the past. I made money on all but the …

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Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor? Think Permits and Inspections

When hiring a home improvement contractor, don’t forget about the permits and inspections that are required by your city. Q: I read your article on how to hire a contractor and thought it was very good, but two items that …

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Remodeling To Increase The Value Of Your Home

Q: How do we decide if we should do the remodel or not and how much to ask for our house? If we haven’t found a house yet, when should we put the property up for sale? My husband and …

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