Home Improvement

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By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 8
Good tips here for a cabinet makeover..... Do you want to give your old kitchen a new look through the kitchen cabinet makeover? If you act consciously and smartly, you would end up adding both functionality and style to your kitchen cabinets. However, it is important to take every important aspe...

By Susan Sechrist, New West Realty, LLC
(New West Realty, LLC)
Comments 0
Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out this list of the hottest home technology offerings.These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will delight your friends and family.  So think about who you know that l...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 4
ShutterstockDecorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun. What’s less fun is getting stuck in a rut with the same old holiday decorations year after year. Sometimes you just want to break away from the same old thing and do something new and exciting. What do you do if you don’t have any decor...

By Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
Comments 0
 More and more people are becoming environmentally conscious, and are choosing to do whatever they can to help Mother Nature and preserve the planet. As a parent-to-be, who wants to create the best possible environment for their offspring to grow up in, you’ll naturally want to make sustainable l...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 1
When your garage is neat and well organized, you can spot what you need from a distance. But wait until everything is scattered, and you have to rummage through the mess before you get what you need. Don’t go through that when all you need are DIY garage cabinet ideas.DIY Garage Cabinet Ideas - P...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 15
Protecting your investment means staying on top of maintenance and repairs when you own a home. Deferred maintenance has a tendency to increase project costs and scope. Peeling paint on a home's exterior, for example, can lead to wood rot -- which might lead to wood-destroying insects or water pe...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
Comments 4
A staircase can either be a breathtaking focal point or an unfortunate eyesore. When it comes to making a positive first impression, a coat of paint can go a long way. Especially for a beat-up staircase that's in need of some TLC.Stairs get a lot of foot traffic. They have to be able to weather s...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 6
Do you want to give your old kitchen a new look through the kitchen cabinet makeover? If you act consciously and smartly, you would end up adding both functionality and style to your kitchen cabinets. However, it is important to take every important aspect into account while carrying out this tas...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
Comments 2
1.Redo the carpetsCarpets are an important addition to any home. They add some style and personality to a bare and uniform floor. Carpets come in many varieties and they can significantly add to the design aesthetic of a room. Not to mention, they feel pretty comfy under slippers or bare feet. It...

By Kurt Davidson, Gratefully Serving Greater Portland-Vancouver
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 2
By Larissa RunkleElena Batkova/iStock; realtor.comAs the temperatures keep dropping and the days get even shorter, we’ll be spending more and more time indoors. So of course we want things to be as cozy as possible.And no one knows how to do cozy like the Danish—they’ve elevated it to an entire l...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 0
It is quite challenging to find an ideal shared house. Since there are a lot of important factors that can make or break your experience, you should take all of them into account to make a calculated decision.Here are a few top tips mentioned to help you find an ideal shared house. BudgetFirst of...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 1
The number of criminals who want to break into your home might leave you shocked. However, there are also a lot of ways which you can adopt to make your home as secure as possible. It is better to take the safety precautions beforehand instead of regretting later.Here are the eight best tips ment...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Comments 0
Renovation mortgages are simply new mortgage loans that include the renovation funds to make those needed repairs. It can be for a purchase or a refinance. The FannieMae HomeStyle® Renovation Mortgage is one of the most popular along with the FHA 203k loan program for doing this.  Why would you c...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 2
How many times have you found yourself thinking about home improvement you could make in your kitchen? Improve the finishes to make daily cleaning easier, make it more functional to meet your needs or even make it “your face”! The kitchen really is a very active and important space of a home, it ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Feng Shui Manhattan is offering black friday sales to November 30th, 2019! Savings range from $15 - $80 off  preselected Feng Shui Services. Feng Shui services on SALE include:* Feng Shui Home and Long Distance Consultations * Reiki Healing Sessions * Space Clearings and Blessing Ceremonies FYI: ...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Comments 5
How many times do people need to be reminded about dryer vents? Never too many is the answer. There are even clever commercials now from Farmer's Insurance Group showing a 17 foot tall ball of lint and the teacher torches the ball with a flame thrower to remind viewers how flammable the dryer lin...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 6
Basement water damage is the last thing any homeowner would want to deal with. However, it is important to be conscious and alert to be able to deal with such catastrophic situations effectively. Moreover, you must also be clear in your head about the things you can do yourself and the things whi...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 0
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has been reporting some strong new construction starts, sales and builder demand in October. There are a number of reasons why new construction in most metro area's around the country are seeing continued strong demand. Builders are have a true tai...

By Ralph Mark Maupin, Michigan Real Estate Investors Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Comments 0
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 10
Open concept kitchens are popular and inviting. Open concept bathrooms? Not so much.realtor.com; Lisa-Blue/iStock As reported by Erica Sweeney through Realtor.com on November 20, 2019, "Open-concept floor plans are all the rage in real estate. Walls are crumbling left and right to make way for op...