Home renovation boom makes contractors tough to find

Pandemic lockdowns have led to a surge in home renovation projects. More than 70% of U.S. homeowners in a recent survey by Dewalt said they are currently planning or thinking about starting such a project before the year’s end. Priorities include bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, porches, patios, decks and landscaping, the survey shows. But for all

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Ask Brian: What are the Most Common Home Repairs?

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 [email protected] Question from Jabari in MO: Hello Brian. As a new homeowner, I’d like to know the most common home repairs that I

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Smart Exterior Upgrades That’ll Increase the Value of Your Home

Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home today. It influences home buyers immediately. Based on the look and condition of a home’s exterior, it can either attract or repel upon first sight. Great curb appeal helps sell a home faster and for more money because of the positive effect

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4 Essential Tools For Your Home Renovation Project

Reality TV shows make home renovation projects look like a breeze, but you need proper planning and the right tools to successfully remodel your house without risking too much damage on your property and yourself. While the entire process of designing, demolition, and reconstruction may seem daunting to the average homeowner, it is possible to

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Renovation Spend is Up Among First-Time Home Buyers and Millennials, Houzz Survey Finds

First-time home buyers and Millennials are spending more than ever on home renovation projects, according to the sixth annual Houzz & Home survey of more than 100,000 respondents in the U.S. In one of the largest increases seen this year, renovators who bought their first home in 2016

The Biggest Risks when renovating an Old Home:Why So Many Projects Fail Or Go Over Budget

Renovating an older home is an attractive prospect. You get to maintain the old-world appeal of a classic 19th century farmhouse, or a turn-of-the-century brownstone, while improving the interior and bringing it up to modern standards of living.

How the Wealthy Plan Their Home Renovations

This is the time of year when many of us begin planning home renovations and according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, spending on home improvements is predicted to grow from 4.3% to 7.6% by the third quarter of this year. This will be the highest amount since 2006. Apparently some 62% of

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5 Home Renovation Tips to Create More Interest among Home Buyers

If you are planning to sell your residential property soon, you will undoubtedly appreciate excellent home renovation ideas that increase the demand and raise the value of the property.

DIY: When To Leave It To The Pros

In today’s economy many homeowners struggle with maintaining their property but understand the importance of doing so. This has led to a surge in DIY projects being taken on by individuals who have previously barely hammered a nail. So how do you know when its better to tackle the project yourself or leave it to the pros?

Making a Wise Investment Improvement

Owning investment property can be a trying experience. Whether or not you make a profit has a lot to do with the decisions you make, such as how much rent to charge, when to make big additions or renovations, etc. Also knowing what renovations to make can help you to maximize your revenue.

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