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Archive for October, 2009

Allison Millar
Oct
30
In the true Halloween spirit, let's talk about scary houses. Not haunted houses with creaking floorboards, but scary ones to avoid buying. Many houses that need cosmetic updates are available and they can be good investments over the long term. These are the types of fixer uppers that can turn general remodeling costs into profit--assuming you are careful and hold onto the house for awhile. Beware of Scary Home Improvements ...
Natalie Morris
Oct
30
Anytime you sell a home, of course you want to maximize the selling price. But in today’s uncertain real estate market, getting the best possible value from your resale feels even more important. Nearly every homeowner getting ready for market can find home repairs or improvements that could be made. But you’re not making improvements out of the goodness of your heart. Knowing which repairs will add the most value to ...
Allison Millar
Oct
28
"Get three estimates." That's a common mantra in the home improvement world. Problem is, nobody ever tells you what to do once you've gotten them. (Don't say: Pick the lowest bid…wrong answer) You're supposed to get those estimates and then compare them, but what if you don't know a thing about bathroom remodeling? Do you need to pay Contractor A for ripping out the old tub and buying a new ...
Allison Millar
Oct
23
As real estate agents tout the news that home sales were up last month, I did a little casual research in my own neighborhood. As I drove around, I looked for any changes in for sale signs. While not a scientific survey, my results mirrored the national news. I saw several new "sold" signs and a few "under contract" signs. Home Sales a Go The good news is that after ...
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