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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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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We’re Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

By Tara Mastroeni / November 4, 2020
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Welcome back to the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries. You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last update where I convinced my building to let me start my renovation despite the virus-related lockdown. However, it probably won’t surprise…

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ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

By Aly Yale / September 3, 2020
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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — also called granny flats or in-law suites — are on the rise. According to Freddie Mac, the share of for-sale listings with ADUs went from just 1.6% in 2000 to nearly 7% in 2019. In…

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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: When You Can’t Move In, Renovate First

By Tara Mastroeni / May 27, 2020
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Welcome to the start of a new series for Embrace Home Loans. I’m Tara, one of the blog writers for the site. While I usually bring you mortgage and real estate content, this time I’m doing something a little different.…

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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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7 Don’ts of DIY Home Improvements

By Aly Yale / November 16, 2018
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With the rise of shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop,” DIY renovations have become one of the hottest trends with today’s homeowners. But updating your property takes more than a few feet of shiplap and some shabby chic…

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