Tag Archives: Home Improvements

What’s Going On with Flipping Houses

We want to believe that we can make money off flipping houses. There are still homes in poor condition on the market, and there is still a very strong market for beautifully updated properties since most millennials are not interested … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

If you bought a house with a down payment of less than 20 percent, your lender required you to buy mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if you default on your home loan. The borrower pays the premiums. Here … Continue reading

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Better, not Bigger, Remodeling

Good home remodeling is about function and design, not always about size. A smaller home may have a better style and function than much larger home, making the smaller home more comfortable to live in. A room addition may appear … Continue reading

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The Understated Master Bathroom

Forget the extravagant bling. Home owners desire a more affordable, personal style, along with water and energy conservation. Yet, having a personalized, functional master bathroom with a touch of luxury remains a buyer priority. Today’s understated master bathrooms are influenced … Continue reading

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Two Popular Home Update Trends

There are certain materials in updated homes that buyers get really excited about. Glazed Porcelain tiles commonly in a 12×24 or 6×24 size are being used in kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms, laundry rooms and finished basements.  The tiles are durable … Continue reading

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Affording the Home You Really Want

Most buyers, well almost all buyers today, only get excited about homes that are completely updated. Unfortunately, those homes may also be priced out of reach as sellers look to recover those renovation costs.  If you are willing to take … Continue reading

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What Homes Sell, Really Well

Younger buyers are generally not handy and have no desire to develop those skills. Older buyers are handy, but not willing to take on a project.  As a result, updated homes are both extremely popular and command the highest prices.  … Continue reading

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