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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating (or What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started)

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating (Or What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 12, 2021
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Renovating is a huge undertaking. If you’ve never done a renovation before, you may not know what to expect. With that in mind, I’ve decided to share with you some hard-earned lessons from my recent renovation experience. Read it over…

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4 Home Upgrades You Won't Get Your Money Back on

4 Home Upgrades You Won’t Get Your Money Back on

By Aly Yale / November 18, 2020
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Lots of renovations will improve your home’s value — as well as what you can profit off the property once you’re ready to sell.  But some others? They’re usually a waste of money, or worse yet, could even hurt your…

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7 Bathroom Renovation Trends to Watch

7 Bathroom Renovation Trends to Watch

By Aly Yale / September 14, 2020
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With many Americans isolating at home, there’s never been a better time to renovate and remodel. After all, you’re spending most of your time on the property — shouldn’t you make the home as enjoyable as possible? That’s the thought…

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8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

By Aly Yale / June 8, 2020
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Kitchen renovations are usually some of the best ones you can make as a homeowner. According to Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel may result in a 77.6% ROI and more than $18,000 in added resale value when it comes…

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12 Ways to Create a More Spa-Like Bathroom

12 Ways to Create a More Spa-Like Bathroom

By Aly Yale / March 18, 2020
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When it comes to your bathroom, environment is everything. In a zen-like, spa-inspired setting, you’ll get that R&R you need — feeling inspired to kick back, let the day’s stress melt away, and just take some time for yourself.  A…

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winter renovations of a modern home

The 6 Best Winter Renovations and Home Improvements

By Tara Mastroeni / January 6, 2020
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There’s no denying that spring and summer are the most popular times of year to make home improvements, but if you’ve been writing winter off entirely for these projects, you’re missing out. From easier scheduling to a potential for cost…

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How a 203(k) Loan Could Provide You with a Golden Opportunity

By Jon Clark / January 26, 2019
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There are plenty of opportunities in real estate every day. Even if you’re in the market for a home for yourself and you’re not a real estate investor, you can search through online home listings and see the potential in…

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Renovate Your Current or Future Home With a 203(k) Loan

By Jon Clark / December 15, 2018
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Have you found that perfect home in a perfect location, but it needs a lot of work? You aren’t alone. Plenty of potential homeowners find themselves in a bind when they’re searching for a home. They might have found one…

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Considering a Home Renovation? Avoid These All-Too Common Mistakes

By Aly Yale / November 29, 2018
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For many homeowners, renovations can be a smart investment. Not only do they make your home more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable for the time being, but they can also increase the property’s value and marketability when it comes time to…

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how to set a renovation budget

How to Set a Renovation Budget

By Tim Coutis / October 22, 2018
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There are two ways to go about setting a renovation budget. The first is to determine how much you can afford to spend. The second is by working backwards from the end result you want to achieve. If you’re paying…

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