Home Maintenance and Repair Tips and Checklists

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How to Make Home Renovations More Affordable and Worth the Effort

By Aly Yale / January 18, 2018
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There’s no doubt that renovating your home is a great idea—particularly if you plan to sell your property any time down the line. The right home renovations can add value to your property, make it easier to market and sell…

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Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

By Aly Yale / January 8, 2018
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Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value—particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and…

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What Buyers Don’t Want: 4 Homebuyer Turn-offs to Avoid

By Aly Yale / November 21, 2017
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It may be an inventory-strapped market, but that doesn’t mean people are willing to buy anything. Today’s homebuyers still want a great home, in a great location, at a great price – and sellers need to do their best to…

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Maximize Your Home’s Value This Weekend

By Austin White / September 7, 2017
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Could your home benefit from these small projects?

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When to Repair or Replace Your Driveway

By Austin White / August 31, 2017
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Your driveway is an important part of your home. It offers passage into your garage, space for parking, and a smooth surface for playing basketball or riding bikes. Your driveway also has aesthetic appeal, as it can enhance (or detract from) your home’s appearance.

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Home Improvement Cost Projections By State

By Austin White / August 21, 2017
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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projected home improvement cost for this 2014, and the numbers are surprising to some.

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Tracking Your Home Improvements

By Austin White / June 15, 2017
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Home improvements let you personalize your living space, update your mechanical systems, and add to the value of your home. They also increase your home’s basis, which is an important factor when eventually sold. Be prepared for tax time and home emergencies by keeping track of your home improvements.

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From Porch to Deck

By Austin White / April 15, 2016
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While more recent trends in building have attempted to bring the porch back into fashion, the deck has become both the symbol and center for entertaining over the last twenty years.

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Hiring a contractor

By Austin White / April 8, 2016
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You’ve done enough research to know you’re going need multiple resources, a plumber, an electrician and a carpenter. To get this done right, you’re going to need a good contractor. Before you panic, here are the things you need to know about hiring a contractor

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Where to Learn Home Improvement Skills

By Austin White / March 29, 2016
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Your home is an investment and knowing how to properly maintain it makes good financial sense. By learning how to do your own home improvements, you can save money on repairs and upgrades. You also have more control over your…

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