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Tips For Choosing an Exterior Paint Color

Aesthetics aside, your exterior paint job is important because it can have an impact on the value of your house. DIY Network provides some advice. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/painting/how-to-select-exterior-paint-colors-for-a-home    

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Renovation Loans and Septic Systems

Over the last 18 months or so, we’ve seen quite a few projects that include repair or replacement of septic systems. That’s another type of job where the 203k is helpful. Much of our housing stock is aging. The degree of aging depends on where you are. In Florida, the average house may only by […]

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Finding a 203k Contractor

Not all contractors are interested in doing the work associated with 203k loans — or qualified to do so. Due diligence is important when searching for a contractor to handle your renovation project. So what are some of the ways to find a good contractor? Referrals: Ask friends, family, and other people you know about […]

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Basement Remodeling Basics

A basement doesn’t have to be just for storage space. But if you’re considering a basement remodel, here are some things to keep in mind from The Spruce. https://www.thespruce.com/basement-remodeling-basics-1821285    

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Top 15 Home Updates That Pay Off

It’s no secret that renovations add to the equity in your home. But some projects add more than others. According to HGTV, here are some of the projects that can create the most value. http://www.hgtv.com/design/real-estate/top-home-updates-that-pay-off-pictures  

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Should You Remodel or Rebuild Your House?

If your house needs work, you might need to make a decision between remodeling and rebuilding. (Fortunately, financing options are available for each.) Here’s an article from The Spruce that should help you make that decision. https://www.thespruce.com/remodel-or-tear-down-rebuild-your-house-1822447  

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Planning a Playroom

A common reason for renovating is because a little one is on the way. In that case, you might be considering a playroom. Here’s what one couple did. http://studiograyhouse.com/planning-a-playroom/  

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Knobs and Pulls: A Super Easy Update to Beautify Your Kitchen Cabinets

Little touches can make a big difference when it comes to sprucing up a property. Take a look. https://housekaboodle.com/knobs-and-pulls-easy-update-to-beautify-your-kitchen-cabinets/  

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Thoughtful Restoration Makes a Home ‘Smile’ Again

Think “old” means “undesirable” where houses are concerned? Take a look at what the owners did to this 100-year-old property, and think again. http://www.thecraftsmanbungalow.com/reader-restoration-makes-home-smile/  

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Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchids: You Can Grow That!

Growing orchids? That’s just for the professionals, right? Not necessarily, according to Washington Gardener. http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2017/11/phalaenopsis-or-moth-orchids-you-can.html  

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