Don’t Enter Remodeling Hell

What is remodeling hell?   Could you be heading there and not even know it? Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Both of these can put you into remodeling hell!  Either […]

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April 9, 2017

Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can swing it financially. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in the perfect neighborhood and is the perfect size but needs a little love. There are […]

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How To Sell Your Fixer Upper

Have you been thinking about selling your fixer upper? Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to get started – selling a home can be a daunting task, let alone one that needs obvious work. Perhaps you’ve got an outdated kitchen, a closed-off floor plan or a bathroom that hasn’t been updated since 1932. But don’t worry! While […]

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December 23, 2016

Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace

As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire? If your new home has a wood fireplace, here are some basics on fireplace care. Hire a chimney sweep Not just characters in Mary Poppins tales, chimney […]

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December 11, 2016

Weathering Winter Storms

Though we haven’t yet gotten to Thanksgiving, many parts of the country are already experiencing winter storms. Now is a good time for getting ready for snow outside your home. You don’t want to be caught unprepared by the first big snowstorm. Make sure that your gutters and down pipes are clean and free of […]

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December 1, 2016

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Winter weather is on its way! Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you are selling your home or you are a new homeowner, it is a good idea to keep these things in mind: Clean your gutters During the summer, and especially the fall, your […]

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December 1, 2016

Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades

What are Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades going to look like?  A recent display at the Saloni design fair in Milan, Italy, featured parts of Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaboration between IKEA, the IDEO design firm and Swedish design students. Their exhibit showcases concepts from tables that double as computers and cooktops to food storage appliances that […]

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November 19, 2016

DIY vs. Hiring a Contractor

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or you’ve just moved into your home and want to tackle some of the changes you have in mind to make it your own … knowing which items to do your self and which need a professional licensed contractor can save you from costly mistakes. If you are […]

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November 16, 2016