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.


With over 300,000 real estate professionals, including stagers, contractors, landscapers and others, there is no better place to find the information you need than ActiveRain.


While you'll find a ton of helpful ideas and hints within these pages, you'll want to bookmark the site so that you can check back for the hundreds of daily updates from authors who spend their days actually performing the tasks you have questions about.


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

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By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Most homeowners use vacuums to maintain the cleanliness of their home. Many of them believe that they can use their vacuum properly by simply plugging in. If you think like this, then you need to learn proper vacuuming techniques to use your vacuum in the best possible manner. Below are a few met...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos on the beach - Trump Condos Sunny Isles Beach In Sunny Isles Beach we have Trump Tower One, Trump Tower Two, Trump Tower Three Trump International, Trump Palace, Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Below you will find our latest post about Trump Tower One, Trump Tower T...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Carpet plays a crucial role in our home. We sit, lounge, walk, stand and relax on the carpets. But it is also important to ensure that the carpet is completely clean and hygienic since carpet is one of the places in your home that can develop mildew quickly. If you notice any mildew stains on the...

By Laurel Jonas, Move With Confidence
(Engel & Volkers)
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Why should you clean your dryer vent? Lint clogging up your dryer vents not only diminishes the efficiency of your dryer, it’s also a fire hazard. Additionally, other obstructions can find their way not only into the flexible dryer vent attachment, but also in the vent leading from your house to...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Sunny Isles Beach Luxury Condos on the beach - Trump Condos Sunny Isles Beach In Sunny Isles Beach we have Trump Tower One, Trump Tower Two, Trump Tower Three Trump International, Trump Palace, Trump Royale Sunny Isles Beach Below you will find our latest post about Trump Tower One, Trump Tower T...

By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top .0033% of 40,000+ Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Hiring A Preferred Vendor - Traymark Ultra Carpet Cleaner - Part VI   Traymark UltraCleaning Systems has spent over 24 years gathering the knowledge, tools, and techniques to clean and restore many indoor and outdoor living surfaces. We use these skills to benefit thousands of customers in Metro ...

By John Cochran, Real Estate Agent
(Homebackers.com)
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  Home heating systems should always be in full condition in order to use it in the peak efficiency. We should clean the heating system occasionally and it should be dependent upon cleaning and must have an unobstructed flow of air to use it in winter or whenever necessary. Cleaning the heating s...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On October 7, 2019, Jennifer Kelly Geddes published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of tips to personalize the kitchen in a rental.1. Rug or runner,2. Pots of herbs,3. Chalkboard or bulletin board,4. Colorful accessories,5. Rolling cart,6. Fresh paint,7. Upper cabine...

By Dave Rosenmarkle, 32 years of providing fully satisfying service!
(Highland Realty)
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Nearly every day, someone you know is letting a vendor into their home to complete repairs or improvements and – they do not have a clue about this person’s background or qualifications. Oftentimes, we’ll ask a friend, receive a flyer on the door, write down the name off the side of a truck or se...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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IntroductionThe used car market is thriving as it provides excellent value for money to the buyers. If you have decided to buy a used car, you need to do your homework thoroughly. You should get a PPSR check done on the car you consider buying from REVS Check. They can provide you the PPSR check ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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Decorating for Halloween is a tradition that many families take part in year after year. As with most traditions, though, the decorating trends that dominate Halloween change from time to time. Giant inflatables and laser light shows were all the rage just a few years ago, but now things are star...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Pittsburg CA – If you haven’t met your fair share of stink bugs this year, brace yourself. Although stink bug season is officially from March through September, the cooler it gets outdoors, the bigger the problem.Brown marmorated stink bugs infest both the interior of homes and the garden. In the...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On September 17, 2019, ATTOM Data Solutions reported nationwide reported nationwide 5.0% or 59,876 homes flipped in the 2nd quarter of 2019, gained 12.4% from the 1st quarter of 2019, but lower from 5.1% from the 2nd quarter of 2018; to an average of $62,700 gross profit in the 2nd quarter of 201...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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As a homeowner, we have a responsibility to make sure that our house always stays in good condition. So, if you think your job is over once you buy your house, then you are sorely mistaken. A homeowner’s job, quite like a mother’s job never really quits. Your house, like yourself, will be aging a...

By Laura Clark, The Best Realtors in Round Rock, TX!
(Clark Properties)
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Inured.That’s just a fancy way of explaining how we humans can, over time, become accustomed to something unpleasant.If you’ve ever lived near railroad tracks or under the flight path of a local airport you know what we’re talking about. At first, the noise was torture. After time, however, you m...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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 Well, have you guys ever experienced an encounter with flooding in your house after you came after work? The worst was the cause behind it.I remember that time my house was discovered in a bad flood of water. I knew right away that the cause from my plumbing. Basically, plumbing system in my hou...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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I love the outdoors and beautiful landscapes! I have also become an enthusiast of outdoor furniture. One of the reasons I have such an interest is the fact that I was introduced to the ranges of outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture can certainly add to the vibrance and aesthetics of a garden area...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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OK, Fall has arrived in Arizona. It is now cool enough to go into your garage and de-clutter. During the Summer have you dropped off things in your garage so that you can no  longer park your car inside? It has been too hot in there to stick around for  more than 10 minutes all Summer.  Now is th...

By Anne Thompson, DIYing between diaper changes
(DIY Decor Mom)
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We all love those bright airy pictures of houses on Instagram and Pinterest; but, no one wants to live in a stark sterile environment, so what should you do? Pick a clean but soft white paint color instead!The best soft white paint colors will make your house feel open and cheery without feeling ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On October 2, 2019, Jennifer Kelly Geddes published a very helpful report on Realtor.com about the fallowing list of yard maintenance tips for the Fall.1. Create a clean slate,2. Resist the urge to prune,3. Plant hardy bulbs,4. Use the right mulch,5. Bring inside tender pots and garden gear,6. Ch...