Raising Property Value With Renewable Energy



If you are considering home improvements that will raise the value of your property, going green can actually provide an impressive value increase of over 30%. Despite the fact that the small investment will greatly increase property value, the fact that powering your home with renewable energy can actually help you save significantly on electricity […]

Surfaces to Protect During a Home a Renovation Project and Why It’s Important



Whether you are looking to improve your home to list it on the MLS for sale, or are simply wanting to finally renovate one or more rooms, you’ve embarked on a home renovation project. Unfortunately, if you are like so many other DIYers out there, you may not have considered just how important it is […]

Why it’s important to stress functionality over style in home remodeling projects



The increased popularity of reality TV inspired by real estate is compelling many homeowners to put aesthetic before functionality in their home remodeling projects, and that’s a big concern, experts said in a recent article in Forbes. Popular trends include no-door kitchen cabinets, but that might not be such a good move for homeowners who […]

Ask Brian: How to Make Summertime DIY Fun



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Ron in OR: Hello Brian. I’ve been waiting all winter and into the spring to get outdoors. I’ve cleaned up […]

House Cleaning Secrets Use homemade cleaning products to help save you money



Moving in or out of a home can be a costly move, perhaps walls need knocking down or wood flooring needs to be replaced. Because of this, we understand that every penny counts when you’re in the real estate game, and whenever you get the opportunity to save a dollar or two (without sacrificing the […]

Trump’s new China tariffs make home remodeling more expensive



Home remodeling projects could become much costlier following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to slap more tariffs on Chinese imports. The problem is that the extra costs are likely to be passed onto clients, CNBC reported. Products including counter tops, laminates and lighting are often manufactured in China, and about 450 in total, worth around […]

Should You Replace the Carpet Before Selling?



If your carpet is looking or feeling like it is old and tired it may have you itching to rip it all out and replace it. There is a possibility that all your carpet really needs is a good professional deep cleaning. To find out if your carpet can be saved with professional carpet cleaning read […]

Does A Roof Replacement Affect Your Home’s Value?



No matter what market you’re in, a house that needs a new roof is probably going to be a tough house to sell. Unless you’re interested in a prolonged, headache-filled process where your home sits on the market for months, it’s probably better to just replace the roof ahead of the sale.

How Should You Install Solar Panels on Your Roof?



Homeowners in Idaho should consult a professional before planning to install their roof-mounted solar panels if they want to maximize the efficiency of harnessing power from sunlight. There are different solar energy companies in Boise and other cities but ask around from service providers with licensed technicians. You could narrow your list up to three […]

Low-cost Tricks to Improve Your Landscape’s Value



Contrary to popular belief, kitchens and bathrooms are not the best investment when it comes to home renovations; at best, you’ll only recoup about 60 percent of your costs, especially if you put in high-end upgrades. If you are looking for the best place around your home — the place that will help you earn […]