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Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

A screened-in patio, updated countertops, and new flooring… summer is often the season when people decide to make major renovations to their homes. Do you have big plans for your home, but are not sure you have the proper funds to make them happen? There may be financial help to get your project from demolition to done. There are many types of home renovation loans that are designed to h

Five Tips to Find the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Projects

Five Tips to Find the Right Contractor for Your Remodeling Projects

The spring season brings the arrival of the one of the busiest home remodeling seasons. From patios to porches to landscaping and more, homeowners everywhere are getting bit by the home-renovating bug. But, when you’re doing major projects around your home—even if you’re a fan of DIY—it can only get you so far. For some spring remodeling projects, you must bring in a con

Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

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Don’t Let Your Home Renovation Wreak Havoc on Your Relationship

Who doesn’t love watching the home improvement shows that depict two partners happily going through the home renovation process? Oh, sure, they run into a couple of bumps along the way – but, they’re easily able to laugh it all off and they always, we mean always, end up with an incredibly renovated masterpiece. So, why doesn’t it always end up that way in the not-made-f

5 Ways to Fall Back in Love with your Home this Valentine’s Day

5 Ways to Fall Back in Love with your Home this Valentine’s Day

It is probably easy to remember the way you felt when you first saw her… that certain characteristic that caught your eye… the one feature that you simply could not resist. Yep, she was perfect and you just knew that she was the one. But, now that some time has passed, she’s starting to bare her true colors and they’re just not what you had bargained for. You may even

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – and Give Good Backyard Privacy!

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – and Give Good Backyard Privacy!

As much as you may (or may not) love your neighbors and all of their furry, four-legged family members, you probably didn’t buy your home and property to share with them. Of course, you enjoy the friendly conversations you share when you’re outside and you may even get together for a BBQ, but when it comes to dinner outside in the backyard with your family, you may not want to share th

Ready to Remodel? Why You May Want to Rethink Your 2016 Home Renovations!

Ready to Remodel? Why You May Want to Rethink Your 2016 Home Renovations!

Did things like finishing the basement, completing your home office or upgrading a bathroom make your 2016 renovation “to do” list? If these are some of the home renovations on your resolutions list, hold those thoughts for just a moment. When you’re renovating your home, whether your overall goal is to sell it or not, don’t you want to make sure that your renovation i

Which Kitchen Design Elements are Best for Buyers?

Which Kitchen Design Elements are Best for Buyers?

Homeowners and sellers who hope to upgrade their kitchens should bear in mind design trends for 2016. The kitchen is a storage space, cooking area and a gathering place. Its myriad purposes make it one of the most important rooms in the home, and therefore it's one that should be well-designed. Whether you intend to remain in place for the next decade, or sell in the near future, the kitc

10 Home Design Trends for 2016

10 Home Design Trends for 2016

2016 is full of new home trends that are just begging to be tackled this year. Take a look at our very non-traditional list of New Year’s resolutions for your home in 2016: Soft Tones: Bold colors are a thing of the past! In fact, soft tones are so in this year that Pantone couldn’t choose just one shade for its annual “Color of the Year.” Both, pink Rose Quartz (

Oh No! Your Mom's on Facebook and Home Staging's Gone Digital!

Oh No! Your Mom's on Facebook and Home Staging's Gone Digital!

When it comes to selling a home, you’ve probably heard of staging – you know, tastefully filling a vacant room the way it was intended to be used so that prospective buyers easily can envision themselves living in a particular home. Undoubtedly, it’s effective; but, staging also can be time-consuming and downright expensive. Enter the world of virtual staging. Yep, virtual

Weekend Warriors Unite! Finish These 8 Weekend Renovations Before Labor Day!

Weekend Warriors Unite! Finish These 8 Weekend Renovations Before Labor Day!

OK, summer procrastinators! There are four weekends left until Labor Day, which means there are four great opportunities for some small weekend home projects that can make a big impact on your interior and exterior décor! Here are eight great weekend renovation projects that will boost your home into fall: Get Caulky – Make a day of replacing old caulking in your bathrooms. Whet