Make Your Home Stand Out With New Exterior Trim

Posted on: February 28, 2012 by in Blog
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With the housing market showing its first signs of improvement in years, many homeowners hope to attract interested buyers this spring. Replacing old or damaged exterior trim is a great way to freshen up your home today and make it stand out among others tomorrow. After location and price, curb appeal is one of the top factors for choosing a home. Curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes, according to the National Association of Realtors. In fact, even before putting your home on the Continue Reading ...

Give Grass A Fresh Start This Spring

Posted on: February 28, 2012 by in Blog
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Grass is an extraordinary plant, the unsung hero of backyards everywhere. With proper care and feeding, grass can help clean the air, cool the ground, reduce erosion and provide one of the softest outdoor play surfaces. With all of these amazing benefits, it pays to start the spring season off right by giving grass a boost. The drought and heat of last summer, combined with uncharacteristic winter temperatures in many regions, may have taken a toll on the lawn, but getting it back on the Continue Reading ...

Small, Quick Repairs Have A Big Impact On Your Home

Posted on: February 23, 2012 by in Blog
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As the weather continues to warm, you might be thinking about some of the home improvement projects you put on the back burner during the winter. As you once again consult your to-do list, it’s the perfect time to think about a few small projects that can greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Where does a smart homeowner start? The answer: Begin with a few small projects that are guaranteed to greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home, or are Continue Reading ...

Reinventing Your Home In A Day

Posted on: February 21, 2012 by in Blog
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With more homeowners choosing to stay in their homes longer and the full supply of existing housing stock, decorative siding accessories are providing a touch of personal style for rejuvenating and updating America’s family homes. Appeal-adding updates could be as simple as the quick installation of two pairs of shutters and window headers for a smaller home, or a door surround and five or six pairs of shutters and sunbursts for a larger home. Accessories like these make a significant Continue Reading ...

Simple Projects To Spruce Up The Look Of Your Home

Posted on: February 15, 2012 by in Blog
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As the days get longer and things get a little brighter inside your house, it becomes easier to notice the places that could use a little extra TLC. It’s also the perfect time to work on simple home improvement projects as you wait for warm weather to come. Here’s a checklist you can work on now so your home will be vibrant and welcoming once long summer days roll around. Floors Once the light begins to reflect off your floors, you really start to notice some imperfections. If you’ve been Continue Reading ...

Three Green Trends For 2012 Home Remodeling

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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For some homeowners, remodeling projects are regular occurrences to keep their homes looking fresh. Sometimes, that means smaller changes like a new coat of paint or changing a light fixture. Other times, more substantial changes are needed. Determining those changes can be a challenge, but looking at the potential return on investment is a great way to prioritize. Bathroom remodeling offers a 68.7 percent return on investment, according to a National Association of Realtors survey. One way Continue Reading ...

Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Condo

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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Make sure you’'re asking the right questions—and getting straight answers—before you decide to buy a condo. Owning a condominium can be great alternative to single-family home buying. You can often get more bang for your buck in square footage and features, and you’re not solely responsible for maintenance and upkeep. Here are some of the issues to look out for while you shop for your condo. HOA Dues Most condo developments operate with a Homeowners Association (HOA), a group of Continue Reading ...

Tax Credit And Deduction Tips For Home Improvement In 2012

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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With the new year under way, you may be thinking about needed home improvements and how you’ll use your credit to fund them. While it’s important to understand your credit before making major home improvement decisions, you should also consider another kind of credit – tax credits for energy efficient home improvements. For the past few years, the federal government has offered tax credits for certain home improvements aimed at increasing a home’s energy efficiency. While the most Continue Reading ...

Protect Your Home From Termites

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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How To Protect Your Home From Subterranean Termites When it comes to protecting your home’s value, you have no control over some of the factors that influence real estate values, like nearby retail development or the job market in your area. You can, however, take control over one major factor in your home’s value, its health and the health of your neighborhood – termites. Termites cause more than $2 billion in damage every year to homes in the United States, and statistics show that’s Continue Reading ...

New Home Trends To Existing Homes

Posted on: February 14, 2012 by in Blog
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How New Home Trends Can Apply To Remodeling Existing Homes A significant shift in consumer preference in new home purchases is the latest by-product of the still-struggling economy. The residential construction market is shrinking and so are houses. Homebuilders expect newly constructed single-family homes to average just 2,150 square feet by 2015. That’s 10 percent smaller than previously, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which conducted the survey. To Continue Reading ...