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.


Everything you need to know – the answers to all your burning questions – about energy efficiency, green homes, landscaping, home maintenance, staging, landscaping and more is right here at your fingertips.


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Put the hammer down and the glasses on and read on.

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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Thanks to the Realtor Magazine for this great list.Homeowners who are waiting to list can use the time to make a big difference in their home with upgrades that don’t have to cost a fortune. Simple DIY projects can enhance a home and make spaces more appealing for buyers when homeowners are ready...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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Plumbing companies provide a range of plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation services. Among these services is furnace maintenance. Although most people are thinking about air conditioning during summer's heat, this warm season is the best time for furnace checks. Read more to learn why it is...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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Your roof is more than just a protective covering for your home. It also supports the structure, instills efficiency and provides curb appeal. But did you know that roofing can follow new trends? Take a look at the latest trends below and consider their value when designing or renovating your roo...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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The old saying goes, "Home is where the heart is." This is so true. But at some points in time, our homes need a little updating. For others, major renovations are the pathway to personal fulfillment and a higher return on financial investment. Whether you want to update, upgrade or fully renovat...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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You should always ask some questions before hiring one of your local roofing companies. These questions help you understand the reliability and quality of the potential contractors for your job. Otherwise, you face the potential of a botched job and expensive repairs. We explore some of these que...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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Summer is the perfect time for a wide range of home improvement projects, particularly when it comes to new railings for your deck. You use your deck most during the summer months, so it makes sense to greet the season or even wrap it up by working on this important home feature. Whether you hire...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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A furnace is an essential and expensive appliance that you need for a happy, livable home. Keeping your furnace updated is necessary to ensure it stays in proper working order throughout its expected lifespan. Most heating and cooling repair companies offer annual maintenance contracts so you ca...

By Saheer Gurjot, I build custom home and offer complete home renova
(link home builders)
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A home is amongst the biggest and most significant investments an individual will make during their lifetime. That said, ensuring this asset maintains its highest potential value often requires homeowners to execute frequent upgrades designed towards enhancing said residence's safety levels, aest...
The media is currently full of real estate 'doom and gloom' - real estate repossessions and arrears are up and real estate prices are down ... its almost as if the 'sky is about to fall'! This situation has seen many real estate developers, and property investors generally, leave the market - and...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
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Homeowners receive a generous exclusion on the gain of their principal residence up to $250,000 for single taxpayers and $500,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly.  Most people probably consider the gain or profit in a home to be the difference between the purchase price and the sales price....

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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When picturing the perfect master suite, chances are it’s complete with a spa-like bathroom, spacious dressing room, and perhaps even a private balcony or outdoor space. There are, however, a few more features that are equally important to creating an all-encompassing suite that leaves nothing to...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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When you are a first-time homeowner, learning about your property can feel overwhelming. There are a number of systems in your home that require routine maintenance. Knowing when to have system serviced will help keep your home running smoothly. From the plumbing in your home, to the heating and ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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One of the best ways to increase your home value is by having high-quality windows. Whether you're moving out of your home or you plan on living in your home for a long time, choosing the right windows is an important part of being a homeowner.If you are confused about finding the best windows fo...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Need to remove a tree from your yard? Not sure how much does it cost to remove a tree?Well, we understand that a simple answer would be of preference, but when it comes to a thing like a tree removal - it just can't be. As there are a variety of factors that contribute to price determination.In t...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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In 2018, nearly 75% of all homes sold below their asking price. Keep in mind that every year is different, and every market is different.There are things you can do to give your home the best chance of selling at list price. One of the things you can do is avoid home remodeling mistakes that coul...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Are you in the process of giving your kitchen a makeover right now?One of the best ways to go about doing this is by painting your kitchen cabinets. Since your cabinets are usually the first things people see when they walk into your kitchen, painting them will work wonders for the appearance of ...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Getting ready to slap a "For Sale" sign on your house?Before you do, there are some home improvement projects that you should take on. You can ensure you're able to get the best offer possible for your house by making changes throughout your home.While you're in the process of making them, though...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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If you're looking for ways to save money, you are likely trying to reduce the money in your budget that needs to go to energy costs. Having a detailed budget will help you make sure you have plenty of money left at the end of the month.One of the biggest things that takes our money is energy cost...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 I have never heard of these Faucets but am remodeling a kitchen and will check them out.  In the design of your new kitchen, the faucet can be one of the largest, most critical aspects of it all. In many cases, you will find that a beautiful one can be the completion of a beautiful kitchen. But ...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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The last several months of stay at home orders issued by almost every state in the country have changed the way many of us live our daily lives. The effects of this pandemic will continue to change the way we do some things long after the virus is under control. As the number of days grow with pe...