Monthly Archives: September 2019

Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Good lighting can enhance the look of a space. Houzz.com contributor David Warfel, a lighting design specialist, recently shared the common mistakes he sees with interior home lighting in an article on the home remodeling website. Read more HERE.

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Consumers Have Unreasonable Remodeling Budgets

Rising costs for construction materials and labor are making home improvement projects more expensive, yet too many homeowners are setting unrealistic budgets, according to the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Market Index report, which reflects second-quarter figures. The report, conducted jointly … Continue reading

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Common Landscaping Mistakes

Landscapers say they see homeowners repeatedly making the same mistakes in yard design, whether it’s using the wrong plants or not keeping up with maintenance. Landscapers recently shared with Apartment Therapy some of the most common yard mishaps they see, … Continue reading

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What to Do Before the Movers Show Up

Working with professional movers doesn’t mean the homeowner can escape the entire process. Homeowners will still need to prep the house for the moving company before they arrive to pack them up. Realtor.com® recently highlighted several of the items homeowners … Continue reading

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Fail to Shop Around for Mortgage, It’s Your Loss

More than a third of home buyers say they did not shop around before selecting their mortgage lender, according to new findings from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey. That may mean they’re missing out in thousands of dollars in savings. … Continue reading

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How Many Homeowners Have the Amenities They Want?

Most buyers have to face a hard reality: They can’t expect to get everything they want in the home they buy. There often have to be some compromises—but those compromises don’t have to lead to regret. Porch.com, a home remodeling … Continue reading

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Some Buyers Feel Pressured to Overspend on Housing

Twelve percent of Americans say they felt pressured to spend more than they were comfortable with on a home in order to appear successful in the eyes of others, according to a new Bankrate.com survey of more than 2,700 adults. … Continue reading

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Renovations With the Worst ROI

Some of the most popular renovations, such as a kitchen remodel or landscape upgrade, are likely to cost your sellers more than they’ll get back at resale. And a major mistake sellers make when undertaking home improvement is tailoring the … Continue reading

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This Can Kill a Sale No Matter How Beautiful the Home

The home may look great, but if you don’t get this one thing right, buyers won’t be buying, real estate pros say. And that all centers around the smell—the sense that too many home sellers neglect to pay attention to. … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook Your Kitchen’s Design Star

Kitchen islands have become the focal point in many homes, and there are plenty of reasons why real estate pros are spotlighting them in their listings. Kitchens have transformed into multifunctional spaces in recent years, and the kitchen island is … Continue reading

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