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 Jack Tenold, Reverse Mortgage Specialist Washington | Oregon | California - refinance & purchase
(First Priority Financial NMLS 3257 )
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Profit by Down-sizing and Culling your Treasures The Alameda Museum Seniors, baby boomers, folks on the move, look what The Alameda Museum offers. I found this information on their website dated June 15, 2014.   I don't think I was aware of this opportunity but don't you agree it might be...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Has Star Trek finally arrived? I remember back in the day that a lot of us were looking forward to flying cars, computer controlled homes that could “talk” to us and robot maids that could do all of our housework for us. Well, it seems that we aren’t even close to these dreams, or are we?   Have...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Tip for Home Repair/Home Improvement Co. or Individuals in Katy   My common sense tip is simply this : Call or contact via text, Email or by whatever means the potential clients if you are running late or have some type of emergency. Don't just not show up with no communication. This is very ...
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
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I'm not entirely sure whether last Wednesday was the hottest day of the century in DC, but it sure seemed that way when the AC in my house stopped working in the early afternoon, just as the outside temperature reached the mid-90s. By the time the realization set in that it was indeed just l...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Well, the dog days of July are almost over, and August is right around the corner. Many of us do focus on home maintenance during the summer, but some smaller projects may go overlooked. Now might be a good time to boost your real estate marketing by sharing these three money-saving improvements...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  When putting a home on the market, one of the questions frequently asked is what home improvements and repairs do I need to make? Owning a home is one of the most valuable financial assets. Whether you stay or go, maintenance is part of home ownership and the best advice I can give is to contac...
By Brenda Mancil, Texas Five Star Realtor
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
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3 Easy Home Projects for Home Improvement   The hot days of July are almost over and August is right around the corner. While many of us do focus on home improvement during summer, smaller projects may be overlooked. Now is a good time to focus on three money-saving improvements that won’t take t...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
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  Getting your Franklin TN home ready to sell? Sometimes sellers are over-whelmed by all that needs to be done when preparing their home for sale. I tips below are just a few easy things that can have a big impact on the appearance of your home. When you are ready to sell your Franklin TN home, c...
By Shelby DiBiase, Investing In Your Future
(REMAX Professionals)
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Here is a BEFORE and AFTER of one of our client's homes we are about to list! We take pride in how our listings are showcased. A little bit of maintenance can make a huge difference in the value of your home.Call the DiBiase Team today if you would like us to show you what little improvements...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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  SUMMER GARDENING TIPS If you see a pest, find out what it is before reaching for that scary-sounding spray can.People are buying sprays without even knowing what the problem is in the first place, say the experts at Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.Local cooperative e...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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    Renovations are always a delicate subject in co-op buildings, and if you're hoping to make the process as painless as possible, you'll want to approach your board exactly the right way. You'll need to sign an alteration agreement, or a contract stating that you'll follow code...
By Renée Burrows, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com
(Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate)
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Free Solar Panels for Your Las Vegas House! July 15, 2014 By Renee Burrows      So there is quite a buzz about the company that is giving away free solar panels for homes here in the Las Vegas valley.  I wanted to be one of the “cool kids” and jump on the bandwagon before it was too late!  So I c...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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How Google Earth Assists Crooks to Enter Your Home Every home owner should be aware that their home may be observed by thieves. Home security and family safety are even a greater challenge with Google Earth photos. Thanks to real estate professional Kristin Hamilton for this blog.   Please go to ...
By Ronnie Jones, Lifestyle Garage Screen
(Home Improvement)
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Lifestyle Screens Oklhahoma City, OK CLICK PICTURE BELOW FOR VIDEO DEMONSTRATION   Introducing the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door to Oklahoma City, OK. A necessity for avid garage dwellers across the nation, the Lifestyle Garage Screen Door provides a supreme level of privacy in the garage for the ...
By John DL Arendsen, Real Estate Bkr, Factory Built home Dealer/Devlpr
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments & ON THE LEVEL GC)
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Just Love Them Dishes In The Tub!   Another very important repost by Donald Hester.  Rub a dub dub... about them dishes in the tub!    BY DONALD HESTER Home Inspector with NCW Home Inspections, LLC EMAIL  SHORT URL              Share: June 26, 2014 06:24 AM Rub a dub dub... about them dishes in ...
By Anne Lok, Homes for Modern City Dwellers
(Homelife Realty One Ltd. Brokerage)
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Can you fetch more for a 3 bedroom instead of a 2+1 bedroom, or adding an extra bedroom to your house? Truthfully, there is no formula for how much the selling price can increase by adding an extra bedroom. Likewise, converting a windowless den into a second bedroom may not be an attribute when ...
By Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management
(Simply Vegas Real Estate)
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Alert - Failing KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Boards, part numbers 2307028 and the replacement W10219463, are no longer available, and apparently have had a fairly high failure rate. For the good news, I may be able to provide you with a possible simple repair as you read on.  These refrigerato...
By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
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 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom If you want to make over your bathroom, but don't want to take a full renovation, here are 5 things to do to make it look like almost new: Paint Lighting Fixtures Window treatments Accessories     Compliments of Mike Patel, Broker Associate, Bre 01146880    
By Jeff Fisher, ArizonasRealty
(ReMax Fine Properties)
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  Wrought iron is a classic accent that has been used to beautify homes for centuries. The strong and simple elegance of wrought iron is a wonderful addition to any modern home. It can be incorporated into home design in many different ways.   A Masculine Addition To Any Design     Wrought iron i...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
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TV REPAIR IN SCOTTSDALE & PHOENIX AREA Our 60” big screen HDTV was starting to act up - you know - those annoying lines and static running through the screen.   In the 8 years we’ve owned this TV, we have placed the lamp twice and knew just where to go to purchase another:  TVS Brothers.  Aft...