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Archive for Renovation Tips – Page 2

More First Time Homebuyers Open to Renovation Loans

From: Mortgage Professional America Balancing all the factors associated with home buying, such as location, features, school district and more can be tricky. But according to Perry Farella, loan officer with AmeriFirst Home Mortgage, first time homebuyers are now “working backwards” by seeking properties not for their aesthetics, but rather ones that are within the […]

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7 Elements to Include in Your Home Renovation Contract

From: Home Trends “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” While historians disagree on who came up with this timeless quote, its accuracy isn’t questioned. That’s why when you hire someone to work on your home, you need a written contract. A contract can be a simple one-page document or a “contract […]

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Do a Foundation Check: 5 Things to Watch For

From: Style Stages & Sold Take a closer look at the home’s foundation before buying, says Matt Stock, president of U.S. Waterproofing, based in the Chicago area. An undisclosed structural foundation repair could leave a new buyer facing a price tag of $20,000 or more. “We’ve seen foundations sink 8 inches,” says Stock. “That was […]

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Home Renovations That (Almost) Pay for Themselves

From: Super Savings Tips Pop quiz: Is your home perfect, or is there room for improvement? Answer: Room for improvement, right? Whether you want to repaint the dining room or swap out the drapes, there’s always something that could use some sprucing up. The real issue becomes whether your renovations are going to merely look […]

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FHA 203K and House Hacking

You may have heard the term “house hacking,” which is a trendy concept in the investment world. So what is it, exactly? Basically, it refers to buying a property as your primary residence and rehabbing it. Then you either turn around and rent the property, or flip it after a year. The idea is that […]

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5 Affordable Upgrades That Won’t Overimprove Your Home

From: Trulia Blog Whether you plan on moving in the distant (or not-so-distant) future, these upgrades could be worth making before you go. Say you’re living in a starter home. You don’t plan on being there forever, but you also aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’d like to make some home improvements, but you’re worried […]

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Exposing a Steel Beam & Fire Protection

From: Kezzabeth Steel beams – you either love them or hate them. Their purpose has absolutely nothing to do with being an interior statement, but to safely support the building that sits on top of it. However with industrial interiors becoming a growing trend, there’s nothing that quite punches a statement of industrialism more than […]

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You’ll get Renovation Stress, but Here’s How to Mitigate it

From: National Post Living through a renovation puts a lot of stress on relationships. I’ve seen couples argue, and sometimes it’s so bad it can really test your relationship. The best thing you can do to avoid that is plan, plan, plan. The time you put into planning your renovation will determine its success. You […]

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Top 10 Bathroom Renovation Tips

From: Style at Home Consider some important points before updating the look of your bathroom. An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations.  Choose elegant fixtures- A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Renovating Your Kitchen

From: My Domiane Thanks to a new TV show launching this fall on TLC, the renovation of his new home in Los Angeles, and his new role as artistic adviser at LG Studio—interior designer and TV personality Nate Berkus has been spending a lot of time thinking about kitchens lately. Berkus, who has over 20 years of experience in interior […]

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