Buying an Old Home: 5 Renovations to Leave to the Pros



An older home can come with a lot of charm, but those walls may be hiding some major issues. Not all of these projects are necessarily safe for you to tackle without the proper equipment and training. Here are some of the renovation projects that you might want to leave to the professionals. Hazardous Materials […]

Top 5 Home Renovations That will increase Value



Whether you are looking to sell your home or increase your homes value, there are some renovations that are worth spending money on. These are the projects that actually increase the value of your property as well as make for better living.

Deciding to Renovate and Stay or to Sell and Move On



As we move into the spring season, you can expect the real estate market to seriously heat up. You may be thinking about cashing in on higher house values that much of the market is experiencing. Keep in mind that you will almost certainly have to pay the same appreciated value for another home. Additionally, […]

Remodels That Could Negatively Affect Your Home’s Value



An article in Marketwatch.com has highlighted a few remodeling ideas that could decrease the value of your home and which you may wish to avoid or at least consider extremely carefully before going ahead. The first is the idea of removing a bedroom, even if it will create a larger bedroom or living area in […]

Study Shows Homeowners Tend to Overestimate Property Values



A recent study that was published in the Journal of Housing Economics found homeowners tend to overestimate the value of their property by an average of 8%. These figures are based on statistics from the federal databases and researchers think these over valuations are most likely due to owner estimations of the capital gains accumulated […]

10 Home Renovations You Can Do Yourself



Home improvement is one of the important prerequisites to managing a productive lifestyle for your entire household. Doing DIY home renovations the right way contributes to making life easier on an everyday basis.

Planning Home Renovations This Fall? Avoid Costly Blunders



Fall is a popular time for home renovations, as many of us want to get our homes ready for the onset of winter. The market for home renovations is worth around $52 billion and an article in aol.com points out it grew by 3.8% between 2009 and 2014. What’s important to remember is that some […]

Properly Planning Your Real Estate Future



While it certainly varies significantly by individuals, the average number of homes that people purchase during their lifetime averages around six. Some people plan their real estate future and others just go with the flow. Financially, you’ll be better of planning your real estate future. There are two key areas you want to look at […]

Why You Should Have a Mold Inspection Before Buying a Home



Mold can hide behind baseboards, beneath carpet and under a new paint job. Mold spores can not hide from a mold detection device that tests the concentration of spores in the air. Since extensive mold in a home can make it virtually unlivable, paying for a specialized mold inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars and your health.

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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