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Archive for home renovations

6 New Countertop Ideas That Aren’t Granite

From: Coldwell Banker Blog Not a fan of granite countertops? Here are 6 beautiful alternatives. Granite’s durability and looks make it a popular investment for many homeowners. But there are other options aside from granite. Keep reading to learn more about six alternatives to granite countertops. Butcher block countertops provide visual warmth to modern spaces, […]

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5 Inspiring Tips You Must Know to Endure a Bathroom Remodel

From: Innovate Building Solutions Do you sometimes think taking on a bathroom remodel is something you must endure more than it’s something you’ll love doing? I’m sure Tami of Agoura Hills, California certainly had these thoughts during her journey (along with her husband Todd) to redo a way-too-small bathroom which had not been renovated in […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Fix up Your Home Like a Flipper

From: Design and Construction Week Flipping homes is a thrill, but don’t forget your own home’s potential. Enjoy that new-home feeling again with these simple tips. If you’re anything like me, you may find that it’s all too easy to get caught up in the rush of flipping houses. I’ll admit — buying an old […]

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What to Watch for in Home Renovations

From: Realtor Mag Home renovations can help boost the resale value of a property, but they also can expose homeowners to costly repairs or even make them physically sick, if they don’t take some precautions. Help your renovating clients be on the lookout for some of these dangers that could surface in a home renovation: Flooding […]

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FHA 203K Refinances

I often get calls from people who say they don’t have enough equity in their home to get a line of credit. They go online to see if there’s any solution, and they find my website. I’m happy to inform them that, yes, they do have options.  A FHA 203k will suit their needs. They’re […]

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Managing a Kitchen Renovation Budget

From: Tracking Our Debt Without a home renovation budget in place renovating your home can quickly and easily slide out of control. Unlike other locations in the world, the cost of products and the cost of manual labour in Canada is quite high. For example, a complete kitchen renovation for an average size home could […]

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7 Spring Renovation Ideas for Your Home

From: Home Advisor With the transition to warmer weather and longer days, you may be itching to prepare your dwelling for the months ahead. Spring offers some bountiful opportunities to work on your home and update its appearance both inside and out. The following are some spring renovation project ideas that can boost your home’s […]

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4 Kitchen Makeover Ideas That Turn Dark and Dreary Into Bright and Cheery

From: Martha Stewart Are you thinking ahead to cooking colorful summer meals for your family and friends? With winter’s departure and spring’s arrival, now is the time to remodel your kitchen! Let these 4 kitchen remodeling ideas by professional interior designers inspire you to brighten up your kitchen just in time for easy summer time […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

From: Timber Tech What You Should Think About Prior to Getting Started Not all new decks have a solid plan behind their construction, and many homeowners will decide to install a new deck without considering potential issues. They choose instead to rely on their own experience, their understanding of regulations and codes, and home improvement […]

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The FHA 203K and Competing with Cash Offers

When we work with homebuyers who are trying to purchase REO or foreclosure properties, they often find themselves competing against cash buyers and cash investors. Banks or foreclosure representatives typically sell properties for more money when they’re dealing with end-customers rather than cash investors, which tends to make end-customers more desirable for them. I’m a […]

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