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Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

Flipping houses can be a lucrative pursuit, but it helps to have some resources going into it. A good renovation loan team can help you get those resources lined up. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/07/flippers.asp?lgl=myfinance-layout-no-ads  

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Make a Cheap Backyard Ice-skating Rink

A home ice-skating rink for winter? Why not? With a little imagination and know-how, you can do just about anything you want with your home. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cheap-backyard-ice-skating-rink/  

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Buying a Home in Philadelphia Using a Renovation Loan

Philadelphia is a hot market right now. If you’re driving around the city, you’ll see plenty of construction all over. Both the FHA 203k and the HomStyle renovation products, available from AnnieMac, have been very successful in the Philadelphia area. If you’re looking to buy a home around the city, I recommend using this Philadelphia […]

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Guide to Home Insulation

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulation can save you up to 20% on your home’s heating and cooling costs, or up to 10 percent on total energy costs. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/guide_to_home_insulation.pdf    

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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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Five Home Repair Jobs Not to Do Yourself

Even if you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, certain jobs are best left to the professionals. Here are five that meet that description, according to howstuffworks.com. https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/5-home-repairs-you-should-never-do-yourself.htm  

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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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Checklist for a Trouble-Free Home

Want to enjoy a home with a minimum of hassles? The good folks at DIY Network have assembled a checklist for you. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/repairing/checklist-for-a-trouble-free-home  

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