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In today’s real estate market, curb appeal is about more than neighborhood drive-bys and official home showings. That’s because, if there’s one thing you can bet about today’s potential homebuyer, it’s that he or she is searching online. Thanks to a bevvy of easy-access real estate websites, it’s simpler than ever for anyone with a computer and an Internet...

When you own a home, it seems like there is almost always something you would like to do to make it more comfortable, attractive, or eco-friendly. But, home remodeling experts tell us, if you plan to sell your home at some point, put your time and effort into one of more of these renovations proven to pay you back because they increase the value of the property: ...

Furnaces are often uncomplicated and relatively easy to keep up. The purpose of systematic maintenance is effective operation. Whatever kind of furnace is heating the house, there are several steps to take to preserve its prime operating condition.

Three Components of Heating System
When a heating system does not work correctly, one of the three...

Bathroom remodeling is an extensive process involving many parts. If you miss a piece, there’s a good chance your project is going to head south, requiring you to spend more money than you’d intended on parts and repairs. It’s important to consult with a bathroom remodeling contractor before you begin your project to make sure you’re covering all the bases...

When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the infographic below shows, the following five golden rules of home staging will help you show off its best assets: This...

Do you dream of a light, airy living space? Do you want to feel like you're living inside of a cloud? Below are 5 tips for a lighter living space, now. Paint it white. Well this is an obvious one. From walls to wood paneling and hardwood floors, two coats of white paint will turn your living space into a year-round winter wonderland. Done and done! Minimize. Do...

The New Year compels all of us to relinquish the past and change our circumstances for the better. Hoping to literally wipe the slate clean? Look no further than your household. How many times have you vowed to keep things organized, only to discover that by mid-January, the clutter culprits are back in full force? To quote Obi-Wan: Nothing kills New Year’s motivation...

Posted on Dec 12 2014 - 1:31pm by Nick Caruso
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Having just survived another fantastic office holiday party, it may be a little too soon for this blogger to consider drinking more beer. Lucky for me, there are plenty of household uses for those wounded soldiers abandoned at the bar. After your next gathering, leave no man behind and put that leftover brew to good use! This infographic from Chadwicks serves up some...

                  ‘Tis the season for all things festive, and homeowners everywhere are celebrating with decked halls and holiday displays. While it’s tempting to be swept away in the merry merriness of it all, it’s necessary to protect your home from damage while decorating, especially the exterior. Repairs to outside...

For those who are interested in making a profit after buying a property, flipping houses is a common practice that works to improve and update a structure before selling your home for a higher value. Many people find that the time and effort put into the property can be a challenge, but can have a large payoff. Flipping houses is now considered a practical way to...